Posts Tagged ‘Oshkosh’

Oshkosh 2015 Scrapbook, Volume One

AirVenture 2015’s warbird participation was extraordinary, as a number of commemorative events were celebrated.  This year marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam ground war. As always, the EAA Warbirds of America attracts all manners […]

Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 2

Here’s the second part of a multi-feature look back at some of the warbirds that have attended the EAA’s Oshkosh Convention and Fly-In over the years. There’s always a buzz before each year’s gathering regarding what exotic aircraft will fly to the event and park in the Warbirds compound. Warbird helicopters aren’t too common; the Piasecki/Vertol […]

Flying in Style in EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor

  The 1929 airliner coming to (CITY) was the height of flying luxury 85 years ago. EAA’s 1929 Ford Tri-Motor brings to mind an era of excitement, energy, and a belief that we, as a nation could achieve anything. That golden age of aviation is part of the spirit that promotes innovation and inspires our […]

Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 1

  Whether you know it as the EAA Convention, as AirVenture, or by other names, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual fly-in and air show at Oshkosh Wisconsin draws some eye-watering warbirds. Today’s division of the EAA, officially known as Warbirds of America, began in the mid-1960s by a group of West Coast aviators who […]