Posts Tagged ‘EAA Airventure

14
Jun
10

Flag Day

Today, in the USA, is Flag Day.  A day set aside to honor the flag.

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IMG_6026a Here’s John Klatt flying the Air National Guard plane at last year’s Airventure Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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27
Apr
10

T-28 “Trojan” Trainer

The US military likes its toys.  Big, fast, high-tech expensive toys.  Fortunately they have learned how to make them last.  The T-28 has been around for over sixty years now and is an essential part of how the US military takes care of its expensive equipment, by making sure the pilots who fly those very expensive aircraft know how to fly them.

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20
Apr
10

Red Bull Helicopter

Do not try this with your helicopter.  The specially modified Red Bull Helicopter can perform tricks that ordinary helicopters cannot.  The rotor and rotor assembly have been modified so that it can take the stress of being upside down.

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He flipped the helicopter over.

IMG_6176 One of the many afternoon acrobatic acts at the 2009 EAA Airventure Air Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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15
Apr
10

Predator Drone

One of the things I liked the best about EAA Airventure was the crowd.  When I took these photos people were patient enough to wait while I took the shots without passing in front of my camera.  Not an easy thing to do, considering I was using a 100mm telephoto lens and had to stand about thirty feet away to get these shots.

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How would you like the camera lens beneath the nose of this aircraft?   With aircraft tucked away in every nook and cranny of this air show, it’s possible to claim that there were billions of dollars worth of airplanes at this show.

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Photos taken at EAA Airventure 2009, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

13
Apr
10

Jet Powered Sailplane

The simple concept would be to take-off using the jet engine, turn the engine off when aloft and soar like a sailplane does.  The eerie thing about this plane was the silence.  When he had the engine on I could hear a plane in the sky, doing acrobatic moves similar to what I had been seeing at the air show.

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With the engine off you could see a plane in the sky, circling, doing loops, flying upside down, climbing and falling, but without the roar of an engine.

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Taken at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2009.

10
Apr
10

F4U Corsair

The always popular Chance Vought F4U Corsair, while distinguishing itself in combat is also distinguished as having the longest production run of any piston driven fighter produced by the United States. 

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Seen here while parking after performing at Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2009.  My tendency of wanting to see the older World War II aircraft took me out of position to get good shots of these planes in the air.  A mistake I won’t make this year because I’ll know how to position myself better.

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We watched as the pilot turned over the engine…

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Spun around, propeller whirling, grass flying and headed out to the flight line.

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A fence had separated us from getting a closer look at this airplane, but the next day the pilot had parked the plane inside the fence allowing my dad and I a closer look.

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A beautiful Navy/Marine aircraft that even a US Air Force veteran like my dad could appreciate.

07
Apr
10

T-28 Trojan

The T-28 Trojan replaced the T-6 as a military training aircraft in the 1950’s.  Last year at the EAA Airventure air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was a celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of this plane.

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This specially modified T-28 has smoke pods on the wings to create a unique smoke trail.

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The pods create giant smoke rings in the sky.  Which wouldn’t be all that spectacular.  You know?  Big deal, smoke rings.

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Except then, this guy flies back through them.




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