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M_Sinclair

My Trip at the 2016 Airventure in Oshkosh

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2016 was my first ever trip to the legendary airshow at Oshkosh, known as Airventure. Oh my it did not disappoint. Cannot wait to go back. I've no idea when that will be. But boy I'm looking forward to it.

 

Here's the full gallery.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92554273@N07/albums/72157673601898586

 

The headquarters of EAA is also a museum. An amazing museum. Complete with authentic chunks of various B-17 and B-24 noses with nose art. It's eerie to think that at one point these pieces were once part of a larger plane, being crewed mostly by teenagers and literally fighting for their lives. Not something I can even begin to comprehend. Gave me goosebumps. 

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For me, this is aviation perfection. And this very Spitfire actually flew combat missions over Normandy. She wasn't active on D-Day but did fly combat before and after. 

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The night airshows. WOW. 

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There's over 10,000 planes at Oshkosh. Literally! Fields and fields and fields of them!

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The C-47 that lead 800 others on D-Day. You could really sense the ghosts around some of these warbirds. Never thought I would ever in my life touch such history. 

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Early morning in Warbrd Alley. During the week long airshow that very control tower becomes one of the busiest in the world. 

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29558075876_8eec2651da_h.jpgFord Tri-Motor. by _m_sinclair, on Flickr

 

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Thanks for looking!

 

-matt

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cracking photos. I went a few years ago and know what you mean. One day i'll get back there

 

Andy

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Thanks gentlemen. The show was so big and forever changing so I only captured a fraction of what was there. Missed getting photos of the P-47 bubbletop, two F-4's. And apparently there was a fly past of a U-2. Though I agree with my girlfriend, possibly the coolest thing we narrowly missed. Harrison Ford! Would have been cool to see Indy/Han in the flesh.

-matt

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Very nice Matt looks like a great event must try and get there.

 

Guy

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