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Experience Oshkosh! Are you ready? - EAA
We are counting down to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which will take place July 23-29, 2018!
Flying To Oshkosh - Leg 5: The Fisk Arrival Flight Simulation
Have you ever dreamed of flying to Airventure Oshkosh? It's been a dream of mine, so we're gonna take the flight in the Airfoillabs Cessna 172 in X-Plane 11.
A Look Back as We Get Ready for AirVenture 2018 - EAA
As we look back at some of the amazing shots captured at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, we can't help but get excited that tickets are now on sale for AirVenture 2018! Get them today at
FlightChops gets to LAND a DC-3 at AirVenture! - FlightChops
How cool! To get to fly a real DC-3!
Twilight Flight Fest Video Captures Exciting Moments - EAA
Even when the night air show wasn’t going on during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, there was another evening show to be found on the grounds. The Twilight Flight Fest, located in the Fun Fly Zone, was full of exciting, entertaining, and affordable forms of aviation up close and personal.
Jet Warbird Day - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 - AirshowStuffVideos
Thursday was jet warbird day at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, and the segment featured three F-86 Sabres, a TA-4 Skyhawk, a MiG-17 Fresco, two T-33 Shooting Stars, a Dassault Alpha Jet, and numerous L-39s.
Kyle Franklin Steals A Cub - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 - AirshowStuffVideos
Kyle Franklin performs his 'flying farmer' drunken pilot comedy routine in his Cub at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
Heritage Flight Oshkosh 2017 Thursday - Horsemoney
An incredible show of fighter aircraft from history, all in flight together.
Beechcraft Bonanza Aerobatics! - Oshkosh 2017 - Horsemoney
From Jim Peitz's Website: A what? A Bonanza? Yes, A Bonanza! Almost everyone at an airshow has seen a Bonanza, but never dream it could be capable of doing the aerobatic routine Jim Peitz puts it through!
Proteus Takes Flight at Oshkosh - EAA
The unique, high-altitude Proteus flew into, out of, and at Oshkosh during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. John Barton, Proteus' crew chief, took some time between flights and the many Scaled Composites forums that happened at AirVenture to talk about the airplane's history and its future.
AirVenture 2017 - Sunday Wrap Up - EAA
AirVenture may be over, but take a look back at some of the great highlights of #OSH17.
B-29s Doc and FIFI - EAA
B-29s Doc and FIFI
EAA's Fleet of Volkswagen Beetles - AVweb
You don't have to hang around AirVenture at Oshkosh long to spot one of EAA's modified VW Beetles. And boy has the fleet grown. What started with a few love-bugs has since grown to over 40 of them, and they've become critical to EAA's show transportation network. AVweb's intern Ashley Anglisano looked at the history and maintenance requirements of the fleet with Gary Doehling and prepared this short video from AirVenture 2017.
AirVenture Preview or Two Idiots on a Golf Cart - AVweb
On opening day of AirVenture 2017, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli and Russ Niles took their annual golf preview of the grounds looking for what's coming up this week in Oshkosh. It turns out the show will be busier than most.
AirVenture 2017 - Thursday Highlights - EAA
Check out some of the highlights from Thursday, including the Airbus A400M Atlas arrival.

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