23 September 2014

The Fly-in Photo Addendum

For today’s addendum, I’ll pick up where I left off last Friday (The Fly-in) with my visit to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2014 convention, AirVenture, at Wittman Regional Airport, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Areas were set aside for commercial vendors, such as Piper Aircraft and the Swiss Pilatus Aircraft Ltd shown here.
Cirrus Aircraft displayed its personal jet.
The tent of a powered-parachute vendor, POWRACHUTE, was pitched alongside the tent of a light-sport aircraft vendor, Challenger.
My father-in-law waited while my wife Vicki took a photo of this World War II DC-3 restored by Dynamic Aviation.
EAA’s restored Ford Tri-Motor (model 4-A-E) was first flown in 1929 and now tours the country. (Vicki’s photo)
Older military aircraft from the US and other countries were parked in the warbirds area of the airport grounds.
Vintage aircraft shared the warbird stage.
All types of experimental homebuilt aircraft were never hard to find.
The aircraft owner’s tent was often set up alongside the aircraft, as with this homebuilt light-sport aircraft.
The convention’s Seaplane Base was at Lake Winnebago, a short ride away, but amphibious planes were at the lake and airport.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Breezy experimental aircraft, there were 13 of them at AirVenture.
As I wrote last Friday, I was only at this year’s AirVenture for a couple of hours and then only riding through. If you’re interested in next year’s convention, scheduled for 20-26 July 2015, follow EAA’s convention website: www.eaa.org/en/airventure.

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