Take a stroll down memory lane as we revisit the Vintage aircraft area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
John Miller taught himself to fly at 18 years-old in a Curtiss Jenny in 1923. He would go on to have an amazing aviation career involving everything from biplanes, to Autogiros, to jets. He continued to fly right up until he passed at age 102!
In the late 1950s, Jim Younkin developed the first miniaturized solid-state gyro system, which would evolve into the Century and TruTrak autopilot systems. EAAers know Jim for his Mr. Mulligan and Travel Air Mystery Ship 1930s racer replicas.
Here's a few minutes of what we saw around the grounds at this year's SUN 'n FUN. Don't forget to check out the hundreds of amazing photos our photographers captured during the week: http://bit.ly/2nvezAr. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
Every September, the Midwest Antique Airplane Club holds their private, invitation-only Grassroots fly-in, hosted by EAA Chapter 431, the “Cheeseland Chapter.”
Born with dwarfism, Bill Richardson overcame major orthopedic surgeries on his legs to learn to fly. Unable to enlist during WWII due to his stature, Bill became an instrument flight instructor under contract with the War Training Service.
Cessna’s 195 Businessliner turned 70 years old this year, and we joined the fly-in celebration at Stearman Field (1K1) in Benton, Kansas.