Aircraft Anniversaries Celebrated at AirVenture 2016
In 2016, the RV-6, Navion, Chipmunk, L-Bird, and Spartan Executive, as well as Ultralights at Oshkosh, Cessna, and Boeing marked milestones at AirVenture 2016.
In Warbirds Aircraft
Tough and Tougher
Basler Turbo Conversions is one of the only companies in the world that converts piston-engine DC-3s into turbine-powered aircraft. Tour the facility and see what goes into converting these rugged, tough DC-3s into even tougher Basler BT-67s.
XP-82 - Fate, Circumstance, & Necessity
The XP-82 Twin Mustang has been one of the most highly anticipated warbird restorations in recent memory. After 10 years of perseverance and more than 200,000 man-hours of work, Tom Reilly, EAA 802376, has this rare prototype close to flying again.
The Ultimate Toy Box
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, EAA 820282, spends his money on some really cool stuff like science, shipwrecks, space travel, sports franchises, rare guitars, and movie props. Luckily for us, he also collects airplanes and puts them on display.
Speaker Series - Jerry McLaughlin: B-17 Restoration Project
Jerry McLaughlin walks us through the amazing efforts to restore the iconic B-17 Flying Fortress, “City of Savannah.” This B-17 is proudly displayed at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Georgia.
Memphis Belle Unveiling
Recently EAA staff attended the opening of the B-17F Memphis Belle exhibit, which honored the first heavy bomber aircraft and crew to complete 25 missions during WWII. It was acquired by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in 2005.
Douglas A-20 Havoc - Lone Survivor
Of the more than 7,000 Douglas A-20 Havocs built for U.S. and Allied forces during World War II, just a handful survive, and, as far as we know, only one flies — and it came to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.