SUN 'n FUN 2017 - Around the Grounds
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!
In Warbirds Aircraft
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.
Timeless Voices - Dan Cherry
Brigadier General Dan Cherry served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1988. He flew two combat tours during the Vietnam War: the first in F-105s and the second in F-4s for a total of 285 combat missions. He is credited with one MiG-21.
EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast Participating in Memphis Belle Rollout
EAA just recently kicked off its 2018 B-17 air tour, and will have Aluminum Overcast in Dayton, Ohio, on May 17-20 to participate in the opening of the Memphis Belle exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
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.
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.
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.