While it’s still a few months away, the GA community is getting ready for this year’s AirVenture. To help get you in the mood, here are some photos from last year’s show, taken by Sheldon Heatherington, from the “ditch” — photo pit — in the airshow box. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The lone remaining veteran of the famed Doolittle Raiders mission of April 1942 and at least 16 B-25 bombers will be part of the raid’s 75th anniversary commemoration and air show activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — A newly restored B-29 has included EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 on its inaugural tour schedule, creating the potential to have two of these World War II-era bombers in one place for the first time in more than 50 years. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Some of the world’s top air show performers have made their commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
In addition, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have reconfirmed that Oshkosh is on their 2017 schedule, with work continuing to bring their full performance to AirVenture for the first time. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Barenaked Ladies, the multi-platinum band that has sold more than 14 million albums and earned numerous awards and nominations, will kick off EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 on Monday, July 24, with the opening-night concert.
Presented by Ford Motor Company, it’s free to all attendees that day and starts after the afternoon air show. [Read more…]
In a story by Tom Snow on the largest-ever gathering of Spartan Model 7W Executives at AirVenture 2016 to celebrate the type’s 80th anniversary, Spartan Executives shine at Oshkosh, there was a photo of a 1940s re-enactor exiting one of the airplanes.
What we just found out from Jim Savage, who coordinated the gathering, is that he persuaded the young woman to pose for that picture after showing her a photo of Betty Grable from 1941 in the same pose on the wing of that same Spartan.
Thanks for letting us know the rest of the story Jim! [Read more…]