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Wednesday, July 25, 2018:  EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, is the busiest airport in the world for one week each year.
Over 10,000 aircraft were on the ground with over 600,000 people in attendance.
North American T-6 Texan fly-overs trailing smoke were common.
The Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, commonly called the Warthog, was described in a session given by a Hog pilot.
This plane proved itself during the Gulf Wars knocking out 40% of all enemy tanks.
North American P-51 Mustangs from WWII. 
P-51 Old Crow pilot Bud Anderson is one of the few left from those who flew Mustangs in WWII.
Bud, three times an ace in 116 missions, told his stories of flying and fighting over Europe in the 1940s.
The DeLorean "back to the future car" was on display.
A replica of Charles Lindberg's plane which was the first to fly the Atlantic from New York to Paris...back in 1927.
Mark W0MH spent 30 minutes making amateur radio contacts to the east coast and Canada.
This was at the Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club special event station on the EAA grounds.
Plenty of aircraft to see.
There was even music in eating areas even if it was spoons on a washboard. 
Always aircraft in the air to see.
Lots of ground displays with tail and nose art.
The "heritage" flight.  (top to bottom) A Grumman F-14 Tomcat fighter of today
A Douglas A-1 Skyraider, which saw service in Korea and Vietnam.
A North American P-51D Mustang fighter from WWII.
Aviator Dick Rutan was there to tell his story of flying around the world in the Voyager without refueling back in
Then night came and a Rockwell B-1 Lancer bomber took off.  An loud and awesome sight.

Quote of the day:    Always fun to see airplanes.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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