Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 - more photos added 21 August

Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 - more photos added 21 August

Postby Blackbird on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 4:10 pm

I'm another member of this parish that made the trip, my first, to Oshkosh in mid July. Just fantastic, from the range and number of aircraft to the hassle-free entrance and exit each day. As I've arrived a bit late to this party, this thread is primarily to illustrate the range of genre of aircraft that you can expect to see. Enough guff, here we go:
Image_T9A0409 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0415 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

I 'd never seen a Ford Tri-Motor before - there were two flying all day every day providing pleasure flights around the airfield.
Image_T9A0431 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A1837 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A1841 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A1848 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0478 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0538 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0557 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0561 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2061 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2109 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0575 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

This is insane!!
Image_T9A0620 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
One of the themes was the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Harvard/Texan. There must have been 50 of them on the airfield in a huge range of markings and colours. Just one for now.
Image564A2164 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2211 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2234 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

The (free) bus trip to the seaplane base is a must-do.
Image_T9A0713 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0715 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0729 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2278 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2331 Camel replica by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Image_T9A0746 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0812 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0823 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A1071-1 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
A great Heritage Flight
Image_T9A1154 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A1300 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

On the Wednesday we stayed for the night time display - only for it to be rained off. We were on our way back to the car in the rain when we heard the roar from the Bone. Crappy photo, taken from at least half a mile away in awful conditions so excuse the poor quality of this.
Image_T9A1340 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A1690 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

I also took the opportunity to do a flight in this beauty - a great and humbling experience, and fantastic with it.
Image564A2629 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Well done and thank you if you've made it to the end :clap: . Something for everyone I think you'll agree. More will (eventually) go onto my Flickr account.

Andy :smile:
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby lambo17841 on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 6:27 pm

Great set of photos,looked at the web cam through the week and just one day would do me let alone a week as some people manage.

John in Seaford
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby Anhedral on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 6:53 pm

Great pics

I'm glad somebody got at shot of the B-1 departure show, it looked (to coin and American phrase) Awesome! Full reheat set against the oncoming thunderstorms. I was too busy legging it back to the campsite before I got truly soaked and nearly missed altogether!
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby Disaster Area on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 7:31 pm

Love that F16 departure shot and I'm glad you caught the F16 with the Skyraider and Mustang, I was just getting back from the Seaplane base when they were displaying and didn't get any decent photos of them!
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby AlexC on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 10:23 am

I saw a large number of different Harvard's/Texan's during the years that I was there but not that one. Would like to see some more when you can manage it. :up:

I agree about the seaplane base, it's beautiful there.
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby AlexC on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 10:31 am

Anhedral wrote:
I was too busy legging it back to the campsite before I got truly soaked and nearly missed altogether!


There was a downpour one year that I was there when I managed to get back to the bus pickup just before it started and back to the uni. by which time it was almost over. I rested up for a spell then it was back on the bus and back to the field by which time the sun was out again!
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby ikarus on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 11:17 am

Absolutely cracking post - appreciate any photos being posted from Oshkosh - definitely on my bucket list , might have to consider giving RIAT a miss at some point and spending my money on a trip to Oshkosh instead :smile:
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby Georgeconna on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 12:06 pm

Nice shots, How much was the 17 flight? Bummed I did not go up in that and The Trimotor when I visited so years ago
Cheers

George

Zero shows for 2018 Giving in a Rest.
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby Blackbird on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 4:22 pm

Thanks for the comments guys.

Alex - I'll get some more Harvard/Texan pics soon.
George - the flight was $409 to EAA members and $449 to non-members so I joined the EAA for one year for $40! It also meant I got a small reduction of a dollar or so on admission tickets (I bought six) and saved another dollar or so on a couple of t-shirts so it self-funded.

Andy :smile:
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby AlexC on Tue 21 Aug 2018, 11:25 am

Blackbird wrote:Alex - I'll get some more Harvard/Texan pics soon.


Many thanks! :up:

I had a flight in the Tri-Motor in 2009, good trip.
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby Georgeconna on Tue 21 Aug 2018, 12:03 pm

Blackbird wrote:Thanks for the comments guys.

Alex - I'll get some more Harvard/Texan pics soon.
George - the flight was $409 to EAA members and $449 to non-members so I joined the EAA for one year for $40! It also meant I got a small reduction of a dollar or so on admission tickets (I bought six) and saved another dollar or so on a couple of t-shirts so it self-funded.

Andy :smile:


Nice one, I hope to get there for the big 50. Nice pressie for Myself!!

Was in Hamburg during the year and there were JU-52 flights all day long during the Port Anniversary weekend. Might try that next year as a warm up!
Cheers

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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Postby Blackbird on Tue 21 Aug 2018, 9:09 pm

Alex - don't say I don't think of you! Here's a dozen or so randomly chosen Harvards from the 50+ that I saw.
Image by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Imageby Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A1904 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A1858 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A1855 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A1799 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A1450 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0628 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0578 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0577 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0475 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0436 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image_T9A0419 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Andy :smile:
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 - updated

Postby Blackbird on Tue 21 Aug 2018, 9:15 pm

...and since I was uploading to Flickr, I thought I'd share a few more.
Image564A2005 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2035 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2042 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2090 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2129 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2399 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2419 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2454 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2514 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2562 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2804 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A2806-1 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Happy viewing!

Andy :smile:
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 - more photos added 21 August

Postby GeorgeP on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 10:33 am

Excellent images, Andy. I thoroughly enjoyed viewing them all. :up: I will echo others' sentiments about the B-17 and Tri-motor rides. A mate bought a ticket for the B-17 on our first visit and still talks about the experience. I decided to take a flight in the Tri- and was not disappointed. For something that resembles a flying shed, it has a lot of get-up 'n' go. Highly recommended. Heading over again in 2019. :yahoo:
Cheers,

George

Melbourne, Australia.

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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 - more photos added 21 August

Postby AlexC on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 11:42 am

Many thanks! I've photos of 8 of those Harvard's/Texan's all taken at Oshkosh except for N565JII/AJ958 which I saw at Midland Tx. in 2008, although at that time she was registered N99CV.
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 - more photos added 21 August

Postby AlexC on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 12:12 pm

GeorgeP wrote:Heading over again in 2019. :yahoo:


I'm full of envy! One year that I was there I got talking to an American chap who asked me 'don't you have air shows in the UK?', to which I replied 'of course we do, but nothing anything like this!'
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