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Like Father, Like Son - EAA Air Academy - EAA
A love for aviation can run in the family like any other trait. Just ask David Toelle, who followed his father's footsteps through the EAA Air Academy this summer. David's father, Troy Toelle, was a part of the very first Air Academy back in 1984, and his son graduated from the Air Academy some 33 years later after attending in the summer of 2017.
Homebuilt Homecoming - EAA
For many people who come to AirVenture, the Homebuilts area is their happy place. With a variety of types from seas of RVs to singular standouts, it's easy to see why.
EAA Chapter 643 - 2017 Flyin at SkyManor Airport in Pittstown, NJ. - Brent Connelly
2017 EAA Chapter 643 Annual Flyin at N40, SkyManor Airport in Pittstown, NJ.
EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor Takes to the Skies - EAA
A flight aboard this beautifully restored aircraft will have you recalling the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring 20s. Affectionately known as the Tin Goose, this was the largest civilian passenger aircraft of its time. Visit www.FlyTheFord.org to find out where the Tri-Motor is visiting near you.
The Biggest Little Warbird: One Man's Dream Created by a Trio of Dreamers - EAA
Every story has to start somewhere, but this one is more complicated than most. The complexities are because the histories of the triumvirate involved in the re-creation of Stinson L-5 N60190, Fred Wright, Sam Taber, EAA 96340, and Jim Busha, EAA 119684.
A Visit to Tavares - America's Seaplane City - EAA
While in Florida recently, staff from EAA decided to stop in at America's Seaplane City, the state where there are more registered seaplane pilots than any other in the nation. The city started by building a top-quality seaplane facility on Lake Dora in the heart of downtown. The base has all the things required for seaplane operations. Special seaplane docks, a grass beaching area, and an amphibian ramp to taxi up from the water. It was a very fun time
EAA's Fly Your Plane To Work Day - EAA
While most drove to work on May 10, a few lucky ones got to fly in to EAA's Pioneer Airport as coworkers welcomed and cheered them on.
Magnificent Boeing Plaza - AirVenture 2016 - EAA
There's a sense of awe that comes over you when you see the magnificent aircraft on display every day at AirVenture.
Flying in a Winter Wonderland - Skiplane Flying - EAA
Skiplane flying becomes an integral part of life once winter weather begins to encroach on many remote communities in places like Canada and Alaska.
Way Better Late Than Never - Kurt Gubert’s Fly Baby Biplane - EAA
Why did I wait so long? That's what Kurt Gubert, EAA 441434, said on May 16, 2015, when he made the first flight of his eye-catching Fly Baby biplane, a project that began more than 35 years ago. Find the answer in the January 2017 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine.
Timeless Treasures - Vintage Aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 - EAA
The Vintage area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a haven for those who restore, fly, or simply love the aircraft of yesterday. In this video, we take a look back at the antiques and classics that were on display at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, including close-up looks at Spartan Executives, a unique Ryan ST, a historic Interstate Cadet, and a brand-new 1909 Curtiss Pusher, among many others. Enjoy this trip back in time to the golden age of aviation.
Homebuilts at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 - EAA
The Homebuilts area is the place to go for the makers and doers at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. With daily workshops and forums, it is also the perfect place for current and aspiring builders to gather and share information and inspiration. Homebuilders from all over bring their aircraft to share the results of their hard work and dedication.
34 Vans Aircraft Oshkosh Mass Arrival Sunday July 24 2016. - George Ford
Great video by George Ford! On Sunday July 26th a flight including 34 aircraft arrive at Oshkosh WI. Meet the pilots and see what it's like flying in the cockpit of a Vans RV.
XCub Exposed. Number three off the production line - EAA
EAA director of publications Jim Busha and senior editor Hal Bryan both had a chance to fly XCub, number three off the production line, in April and shares the full story, including their impressions, in the September issue of Sport Aviation.
World's Busiest Airspace - AirVenture Fisk Arrival with US Coast Guard - Oshkosh - ATC audio - FlightChops
2000+ planes arrived in a few hours, and it tested ATC as well as the Pilots!
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