When you walk through the Vintage area of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, you’re surrounded by living, breathing pieces of history. Here’s a look back at some of the classics from the 2018 convention.
In Vintage Aircraft
Barnstorming in the 21st Century
In the summer of 2018, a group of Travel Air pilots got together and hopped rides around the Midwest as part of the American Barnstormers Tour. The three-week tour ended at Oshkosh, offering visitors a look at the largest gathering of Travel Airs.
Having Fun with EAA's Sweepstakes Cub!
EAA’s Sweepstakes program is one of the longest running programs to generate funds for EAA’s educational and outreach programs that grow the next generation of aviators. Watch Jack Pelton and crew have fun with the beautiful restored Piper J3 Cub.
The Restoration of the 2018 EAA Sweepstakes Airplane
With a zero-time Continental A65-8 engine, new Grove disc brakes, a new Sensenich wooden propeller, and Poly-Fiber covering system, this Piper Cub will look just like it did when it rolled out of the factory in 1941.
There's Always a First - Cessna 172
The two most amazing facts about the Cessna 172 Skyhawk are, first, that it is still in production after 63 years. Second, and maybe more amazing, is that the first 172 produced is still alive and well.
Enter to Win the EAA Sweepstakes Airplane
The Sweepstakes airplane has arrived in Oshkosh after winning the 2018 Antique Grand Champion award at Sun 'n Fun. Hear more from aircraft restorer Don Wade from C&D Aviation and Robin Kasel from EAA on the real impact of the Sweepstakes program.
Ron Alexander - Vintage Aircraft Association 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee