2018 EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh

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Re: 2018 EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh

Post by RyanS » Tue May 29, 2018 6:55 pm

Airplanefreak2000 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 6:47 pm
Hopefully with cavanaugh probably attending. Maybe they’ll do the cargo heritage flight.
OOOOOOOOOOOO I WANT THAT
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Thu May 31, 2018 6:20 pm

Another heavy is being added to this year's AirVenture! A C-5M Galaxy will be arriving at the end of the afternoon airshow on Tuesday. It will be on display at Boeing Plaza for the week and depart during the afternoon airshow on Sunday.

https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-a ... airventure
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Post by kalamazookid » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:14 pm

An email I got from EAA last night listed the B-1, KC-10, A-10, F-16 and F-18 as military participants. There was no information on when each would arrive or whether they would be flying in the show.

The Warbirds in Review schedule has also been posted, which gives some more clues as to what warbirds we can expect. Among the highlights:

A-26K Invader "Special Kay" and A-26 Invader
P-51B and P-51D Mustangs "Old Crow"
Spitfire MK I and MK XIV
AD-1 Skyraider
P-40 Warhawks
F7F Tigercats
F-86 Sabre and MiG-17
C-47 "Placid Lassie" and AC-47 "Spooky"
Tuskegee Airmen PT-19 and P-51C
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Post by OwenORourke » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:03 pm

EAA Airventure daily air show schedules have been released. https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-a ... hedule-set
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Post by RyanS » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:15 pm

I did a write up on the schedule on our blog:

https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2018/daily-a ... kosh-2018/

My biggest takeaways are the B-1B returning for the twilight show and the E4-B flying in both the Saturday evening (arriving?) and Sunday (departing?) airshows!
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Post by OwenORourke » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:46 pm

Per Kermit Weeks' Facebook page he will be bringing up four WWI fighter replicas for the 100th anniversary of WWI. Sopwith Pup, Fokker D-VII, Albatros & Sopwith Snipe. Unfortunately out of the four only one (Sopwith Snipe) has a chance of flying during the convention.
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Post by RyanS » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:25 pm

This is pretty interesting - the night airshows this year will feature lighted drones flying around! Here's the full release:
DRONE LIGHT SHOW TO ILLUMINATE NIGHT SKY AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2018

Up to 100 drones in simultaneous flight in night air shows on July 25 and 28

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 5, 2018) — For the first time in North America, a drone light show will be part of an air show when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 presents up to 100 lighted drones in flight during night air shows on July 25 and 28, creating another “Only at Oshkosh” experience.

The 66th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The night air shows have become a favorite of the weeklong event, featuring a new perspective on the precise flying skills displayed by aerobatic pilots.

The EAA AirVenture demonstrations will mark the first time a lighted drone display is a scheduled part of a North American air show performance. Great Lakes Drone Company, based in Watervliet, Michigan, will be flying their drones and is one of just two U.S. companies authorized by the FAA for such displays.

“EAA and Great Lakes Drone Company worked closely with the FAA to make this pioneering and innovative event possible,” said Dave Chaimson, EAA’s vice president of marketing and business development. “What makes this event especially memorable are the intricate maneuvers that are capable by up to 100 synchronized drones, highlighting the possibilities of safe and responsible drone flying. People come to AirVenture to see aerial excitement not seen anywhere else, and these performances certainly continue that tradition.”

Great Lakes Drone Company has done numerous drones shows as stand-alone highlights at events, but this is the first as part of an air show performance. During AirVenture, the LED-equipped drones will perform a 10-minute “The History of Flight” show complete with musical accompaniment.

“When one thinks of THE place where flying innovation and excitement occur, Oshkosh instantly comes to mind,” said Matt Quinn, president of Great Lakes Drone Company. “That’s why we are so excited about this opportunity to be part of the famed night air shows and perform in front of the tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts on the flightline – a real ‘first’ for the air show community.”

The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh night air shows begin at 8 p.m. on July 25 and July 28, and are included with AirVenture admission. Announced schedules are subject to change based on weather or operational conditions.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAA
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:32 pm

AirVenture has posted a picture slideshow of the aircraft highlights at this year's show.

They also announced an F-5N from NAS Key West will be attending (it is also in the aircraft highlights slide show). They said the F-5 will arrive prior to the Friday airshow and leave sometime during the weekend.

https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/featu ... hkosh-2018
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Post by RyanS » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:39 pm

I'm trying to set up some video interviews or walkarounds with some warbirds at OSH. Any ideas other than the obvious (Doc, XP-82, etc.)?
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