Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Night Show, Seaplanes, Snowbirds)

Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Night Show, Seaplanes, Snowbirds)

Postby Alexe on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 1:10 pm

Managed to get to Oshkosh for 3 1/2 days last week, lots of photos to sort through so will keep adding to this thread.

Arrived on Thursday lunchtime, just in time to get rained on, but also just in time to see this pair depart:

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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (Phantoms to start)

Postby ikarus on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 3:14 pm

Superb ,please post more :clap:

This show is on my "bucket list"
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (Phantoms to start)

Postby gralee on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 6:34 pm

Great paint schemes! Very nicely captured. I'd love to see more too :cuppa:
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (Phantoms to start)

Postby AlexC on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 9:38 am

ikarus wrote:This show is on my "bucket list"


Definitely should be, so many photo opportunities! :drool: :dizzy:
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (Hornets and Phantoms to start)

Postby Alexe on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 9:49 am

Thanks for your comments, glad your liking the photos. Second batch of photos. With daily airshows I got to see the US Navy Super Hornet Demo 3 times, in varying weather (cloudy, evening, bright sun) was a very impressive display, enhanced by good commentary and real time contact from the pilot.
There were also a host of other Hornets in attendance:

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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Hornets and Phantoms)

Postby Alexe on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 1:29 pm

And a few highlights from Friday:

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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Mars, U-2, Hornets and Phantoms)

Postby rdchawk on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 3:26 pm

Wow what a variety!! Lovely stuff :clap: :clap:
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Mars, U-2, Hornets and Phantoms)

Postby gralee on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 9:23 am

Variety indeed. Some beasts on show there! Super set, thanks for posting :up: :up:
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Mars, U-2, Hornets and Phantoms)

Postby GeorgeP on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 11:23 am

An excellent set of images. Please keep 'em coming.

There were some nice types present at this year's convention that were missing when I attended
in 2013 and 2015. I would have loved to see the P-39. P-47, C-126 and the C-46 and, of course,
the Martin Mars.

Thanks for sharing. :up:
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Melbourne, Australia.

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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Coastguard and Classic Jets)

Postby Alexe on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 10:58 pm

Glad everyone is liking the photos, thanks for all the comments, a few more showing the variety of the display aircraft:

100th anniversary of the US coastguard was being celebrated:
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And some classic jets:
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Customs and border patrol Blackhawk provided a role demo:
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And to finish, a Jet powered WACO biplane:
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Added Coastguard and Classic Jet

Postby ikarus on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 9:37 am

Great stuff , keep posting :clap:
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Added Coastguard and Classic Jet

Postby PeterR on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 12:24 pm

Have to say I'm not a fan of that yellow Jayhawk, thank goodness they're not all painted like that!! :sick:
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Added Coastguard and Classic Jet

Postby capercaillie on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 6:26 pm

Funny really, I was thinking entirely the opposite, :grin: I think the retro Jayhawk looks really smart. I wouldn't want the fleet to change as they're great anyway.

Some great stuff at the show this year, please keep posting, even though my envy level is rising by the day. :lol: :clap:
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Saturday Night Airshow)

Postby Alexe on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 8:19 pm

Next update from the Saturday Night airshow, difficult for photos but something different:

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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Seaplane Base)

Postby Alexe on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 8:52 pm

Spent a (very) short time at the Seaplane base, complete change of pace from the main site:

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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Snowbirds)

Postby Alexe on Tue 09 Aug 2016, 9:10 pm

Was very impressed with the Snowbirds display, very tight formations, good solo/pairs moves and some very original formations and maneuvers.

Maybe more impressive than all that though was their response to a technical issue during Friday's display. After a pause to allow the malfunctioning aircraft land the team resumed their display, other than a few asymmetric formations you wouldn't have known there had been anything missing.
But in what was a first for a display i've witnessed, the pilot of the u/s aircraft took off in the spare jet and rejoined the team as they finished off the display with a full compliment. A great advert for the team and their country. Very different to the responses i've witnessed from some high profile European teams.

Anyway, on with the photos:

Image[/url]RCAF Snowbirds, Oshkosh 2016 - Saturday

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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Snowbirds)

Postby st24 on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 9:18 am

Alexe wrote:Maybe more impressive than all that though was their response to a technical issue during Friday's display. After a pause to allow the malfunctioning aircraft land the team resumed their display, other than a few asymmetric formations you wouldn't have known there had been anything missing.
But in what was a first for a display i've witnessed, the pilot of the u/s aircraft took off in the spare jet and rejoined the team as they finished off the display with a full compliment. A great advert for the team and their country. Very different to the responses i've witnessed from some high profile European teams.


I've seen the Angels do this twice and the Thuds once, very impressive stuff- they were on the deck and airborne again within 5 minutes. I love the Snowbirds a really nice, close, flowing display from some pretty docile jets.
Another cracking update, yet another for that bottomless bucket list- seriously tempted for next year given the USAFs 100th or whatever :grin:
Great stuff - more please!!
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Night Show, Seaplanes, Snowbirds

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Thu 11 Aug 2016, 12:06 am

What a cracking set. Looks like a great experience all round - aviation heaven. :cool:
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires
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Re: Oshkosh 2016 (UPDATED - Night Show, Seaplanes, Snowbirds

Postby AlexC on Fri 12 Aug 2016, 3:31 pm

The Jet Waco has to be seen to be believed. Jimmy Franklin flew one before he was killed in his by flying into the smoke from the shockwave truck, and hitting another aircraft that was in the act. Amazing the way the Waco climbed vertically with the underslung jet engine pushing her up. Always surprised that the aircraft managed to stay in one piece! Of course ultimately it didn't, but that was down to pilot error.
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