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The Past, Present, and the Future. A look at the Heritage and Legacy Flights of AirVenture 2019

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We continue our look at the year of the fighter at AirVenture 2019 with a closer look at the United States Air Force Heritage Flight and the United States Navy Legacy Flight. AirVenture 2019 was fortunate enough to showcase the past present and future of United States Air Force and United States Naval Aviation at the same time. Previous Heritage and Legacy Flight aircraft have included the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Boeing F-15C and E model Eagle and the Boeing FA-18C Hornet. Both the Heritage Flight and Legacy Flight are among the most popular acts at airshows today. Here are some photos from previous years Heritage and Legacy at AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Honoring an Aviation Legend

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Family and close friends turned out recently to honor the life of legendary aviation test pilot Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland. The private event was held on September 28th 2019 at the March Field Air Museum Riverside, CA.

This location was a fitting place to hold such an occasion, as almost one year prior to the date, Gilliland became the museums' first Champion of Flight. This award calls attention to and celebrates the accomplishments of one aviation or aerospace innovator each year.

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Chateaudun Air Base Visit

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Chateaudun Air Base (Base Aérienne 279) is home to Entrepét de l'Armée de l'air 601, founded in 1951. EAA 601 is the largest storage for military aircraft in Europe. For test flights, the airfield is open on a daily basis.

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Wings Over Wine Country 2019

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This September, the Pacific Coast Air Museum in Santa Rosa, CA hosted its annual Wings Over Wine Country Airshow at the Sonoma County Airport.

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