EAA Celebrates 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
On Thursday, November 9, 2017 the EAA community inducted five people into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame, representing Homebuilders, Warbirds of America, International Aerobatic Club, Vintage Aircraft Association, and Ultralights.
In Warbirds Aircraft
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.
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.
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.
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.