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The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration - Are You Ready? - EAA
In just a few months, aviation enthusiasts from all over the world will gather at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Marvel at aircraft, learn hands-on, be inspired, and join us at the only place that lets you experience the entire world of flight for one week. Purchase tickets today: EAA.org/Tickets
AirVenture - Seaplane Base - Tour of Aircraft on the Water - Scott Young
Scott's tour of the aircraft nestled on the water, Including the Martin Mars water bomber.
F-18 Pilots Return to Oshkosh - EAA
Going to Oshkosh is a memorable experience for anyone in love with aviation. Whether you've saved, planned, and dreamed for years to get here, or you're a local who's been coming since you were a kid, the pilgrimage always makes an impression.
A B-29 Ride 70 Years In The Making - EAA
EAA salutes two Women Airforce Service Pilots, who flew military aircraft in WWII, as they go back in time on Boeing's FIFI during AirVenture 2016.
Oshkosh 2016 - 34 Van's Aircraft RV Formation Flight - George Ford
On Tuesday 34 aircraft flew several passes over Oshkosh. These pilots were selected as a special team from all over the U.S.A. to participate in a unique demonstration to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Vans Aircraft.
Aircraft Anniversaries Celebrated at AirVenture 2016 - EAA
EAA Members are justifiably proud of their attendance at Oshkosh. Anniversaries spanning decades of flying in... or driving to the event... years of camping in the same spot, surrounded by the people who, although they may meet only once each year, have become good friends, or even family.
WWI Fighters - Remembering the Beginnings of Aerial Warfare at AirVenture 2016 - EAA
When World War I began in 1914, that new-fangled machine, the aeroplane, was only 11 years old and still a fragile box kite of questionable use. Four short years later, a frantic worldwide burst of mechanical creativity had transformed it into a three-dimensional threat to all perceived enemies. Take a look back at some of the meticulously recreated or restored airplanes that came to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 to help us commemorate aviationís role in the war to end all wars.
There's Snow Place Like Oshkosh - EAA
Dreaming of #OSH17 this holiday season? It's not too late to share The Spirit of Aviation with tickets to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration! EAA.org/Gift
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.
AirVenture's Next Generation - AVweb
AirVenture is about airplanes, but it's also about people and in this video commentary, AVweb's Jeff Van West reveals that to attract young people to aviation, we need to show them what they're interested in.
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.
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!
Oshkosh 2016 - 34 Ship Formation Flight - George Ford
On Tuesday 34 aircraft flew several passes over Oshkosh. These pilots were selected as a special team from all over the U.S.A. to participate in a unique demonstration to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Vans Aircraft.
Mass Arrivals at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 - Sunday Part 2 - AirshowStuffVideos
Part 2 of mass arrivals on runway 27 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. Filmed on Sunday, July 24th.
Oshkosh 2016: Busy Sunday Arrivals - airailimages
Gather beside Runway 27 at Oshkosh for busy, busy aircraft arrivals of all types; TBMs, Mooneys en masse, Texans, Mustangs, Sky King's Cessna 310 from the 1950s, more... It's EAA AirVentuire 2016.
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