In addition to boasting airplanes everywhere, with arrivals and overflights at all hours, a fantastic feature of AirVenture at Oshkosh is the daily airshow. The line up varies every day, but you can be guaranteed a wealth of fantastic flying.
Here’s a compilation of shots from the week’s airshows. Sadly, we left on Friday and didn’t get the see the Snowbirds perform. Waa. Next time!
T-34s in formation
Blue skies with puffy cumulus = my favorite photo background. The T-34s aren’t bad either.
A testament to my love. I did NOT get star struck and try to meet Harrison Ford while he was at the performer’s tent. Except for this 10 seconds, I kept my eyes glued for T’s 30-ship formation arrival. (For the record, Mr. Ford flew the two millionth Young Eagle earlier in the day.)
In addition to an incredible aerobatic show, Sean Tucker is Chairman of the Young Eagles program which provides kids an introduction to aviation and a free flight! (Check out your local airport to find a participating EAA chapter. Mr. T has flown more than 100 Young Eagles.)
Never get tired of Sean Tucker’s show.
Accidentally got this swirly Sean Tucker shot when I (inadvertently) put my camera in multiple exposure mode. Will have to play with this setting more often!
Great to see the Coast Guard representation at Oshkosh. I’m used to them flying over my house every other day.
Sammy Mason in his Pitts. If you’re thinking “Wow, he looks young,” that’s because he is. 22-years old!
Mr. T got to fly a similar L-39 a few months ago. Lucky man!
Ford Tri-Motor–a cool piece of flying history. Rides are relatively inexpensive, too.
Vicky Benzing performing aerobatics in the Stearman. She also performs in an Extra 300.
When she’s not flying airshows, Vicky Benzing is also an accomplished Reno Air Race competitor, flying in the Sport and Jet classes. I may or may not have had a bumbly fangirl encounter when I met her last Fall.
Geico Skytypers in T-6s.
World’s largest operational water bomber, the Martin Mars (and the last flying example of its kind)
SURE wish I could’ve been at the seaplane base to see the Martin Mars scoop up its 7,000 gallons out of Lake Winnebago.
Looking up at not one, not two, not three, but FOUR R-3350s. Same as the B-29. So. Loud.
Gorgeous polished B-25, Panchito.
Where else can you see a pack of warbirds buzzing around on a random Wednesday?
P-51 Mustang, P-40, B-25, Corsair, Wildcat.
Gene Soucy in his Ag-Cat.
Gene Soucy gives a wild night performance, too.
Gene Soucy in his Ag-Cat.
Gene Soucy in his Ag-Cat
Felt like a fire swamp this day. Would’ve given anything to be under that spray.
Martin Mars flying past show center at AirVenture.
Found out the Mars suffered damage after we left. Apparently it hit the only big rock in Lake Winnebago when landing. Thankfully, it’s all fixed now.
Bill Stein’s Edge 540 is multi-colored and looks different depending on the light and angle. So pretty.
Yaks in formation, led by a T-6.
RV-6 30th anniversary formation (more photos to follow!)
And without a doubt my favorite act, the West Coast Ravens formation team!
LOVE the West Coast Ravens’ dynamic maneuvering show. And who is that? Mr. T as solo lead doing a little turn to show right? Oh yes. More photos to come!
Up next: More RV formation and West Coast Ravens shots!