The occasion was the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the Christen Eagle, an aerobatic aircraft that he designed and manufactured as a competitor to the Pitts Special. [Read more…]
Ken VeArd sent us this photo, shot at Oshkosh. He explains: “David Allen stops to get the perfect shot of the B1B bomber during the sunrise at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2017. Dawn patrol is a yearly pilgrimage where avgeeks depart the campsite early in the morning before sunrise to capture the perfect shot of airplanes during the golden hour of sunrise.” [Read more…]
Glenn Brasch of AirportCourtesyCars.com, who volunteered at EAA AirVenture 2017, sent us this photo of a sunset at the world’s largest aviation gathering, which wrapped up Sunday, July 30, after a week of excitement. Here’s looking forward to next year’s show, which is slated for July 23-29, 2018. [Read more…]
Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC) revealed plans for a four-place airplane, “Sun Flyer 4,” the next addition to the Sun Flyer family of aircraft at EAA AirVenture 2017.
Glenn Brasch of AirportCourtesyCars.com is volunteering at the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh this week, as well as sending photos to General Aviation News. Here are a series of true legends in flight, including the B-29 FIFI, the B-25s Pancho and Yellow Rose, and a Heritage Flight with today’s most modern aircraft flying with the heroes from World War II. [Read more…]
The team, made of pilots from the United States, Spain and France, debuted at last year’s AirVenture.
Led by Eric Farewell of Aviator PPG in Central Florida, the team is the first to do aerobatics in paramotor ultralights. Check out a video from last year of Eric introducing the team below the photo. [Read more…]
Glenn Brasch of AirportCourtesyCars.com is volunteering at the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh this week, as well as sending photos to General Aviation News. This was snapped on opening day, July 24, 2017, as a skywriter finished up a simple message for the opening day crowds. [Read more…]
Albert Dyer sent us these photos, taken at DeKalb Taylor Airport (KDKB), which is a little over 100 miles south of OSH, the Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin, which is the site of this week’s EAA AirVenture.
“It’s a great airport to make a fuel stop or when weather threatens,” Albert notes. “This past Sunday (July 23, 2017) a line of significant thunderstorms moved through the area and created a weather delay for a few hours for the OSH bound pilots.”
“Aircraft began filling the ramp about 45 minutes before the rain began. In the FBO pilots updated their flight status to those listening on the other end of the phone call,” he continued. “A hot grill provided a bite to eat, but relax they could not. They worried about their gals on the ramp in the weather.
“As the storms raced eastward toward Lake Michigan the ramp emptied and the journey to OSH flew on,” he said, adding the two photos were taken about an hour and a half apart. [Read more…]