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Boomerang

This plane is a great example of what an imaginative mind can achieve when combined with an understanding of aerodynamics.  It is one of the products of the talent that is Burt Rutan.  When Burt ran Scaled Composites, he specialized … Continue reading

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Adam A500 – Rare But Still Out There

I was talking with a longtime friend of mine about some stuff recently and it got me thinking about a project he had worked on a few years ago. He was heavily involved in Adam Aircraft based out of Centennial … Continue reading

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Wings Over Waukesha

The Wings Over Waukesha air show was recently held in – you guessed it – Waukesha.  I covered it for Global Aviation Resource and, rather than duplicate everything here, why not head over to their website to see the original … Continue reading

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Cubs

You can’t cover Oshkosh this year without mentioning the Piper Cub.  This year was the 75th anniversary of the Piper Cub and they came to the fly-in en masse.  There was a mass arrival the weekend before the show started … Continue reading

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Seaplane Base

If you are at Oshkosh for a few days and the huge numbers of people and the hot temperatures are getting to you, it is time to take a break.  There is no better place to do this than the … Continue reading

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Airshow

Up to now, I have barely mentioned the flying display.  Every afternoon, there is a combination of demonstrations by manufacturers and performances by airshow acts.  The elements of the show vary during the week with some days being more focused … Continue reading

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Trade Stands

A big part of the Airventure experience is the trade stands that are available.  There are a lot of plane owners visiting the event and these are people that are known for constantly tinkering with what they have.  They are … Continue reading

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Boomerang

This piece is a shorter one but it summarizes a lot about what Oshkosh is like.  I was walking around the show site on my first day there when I came across the Rutan Boomerang.  This aircraft is now in … Continue reading

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Warbirds

One group that always gets a lot of attention at Oshkosh is the warbirds.  A separate area is set aside for them where the aircraft can park but also where their people can camp.  It seems to be a well … Continue reading

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Campground Options

One of the great things about exploring at Oshkosh is seeing how people are staying there.  There are plenty of organized camping options for people.  However, that is not very unusual.  What is interesting and something that is very symbolic … Continue reading

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