EAA Oshkosh Air Show, on the Field

Photos from the 2016 Oshkosh Experimental Aircraft Association Air Show. There were thousands of airplanes there. (I was like a kid in a candy store.) Here is a selection of some aircraft that were parked for display.

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Welcome to EAA

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C-47 transport, flew on D-Day

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F-15

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P-3 Orion

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F-86 Sabre

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Sonex kit plane–build your own jet for just $42,000

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Lancair Legacy Starhawk–I love the paintjob on this

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I love the paintjob on this homebuilt, too

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Homebuilt “Miss Micco”

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I loved this paintjob too

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Fokker D-8 replica

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P-39 Airacobra

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More P-51’s than you can shake a stick at

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TBM Avenger

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F4U Corsair

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Hawker FB-11

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A-1 Skyraider

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F-84 Thunderjet

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DC-3

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Lockheed 12A Electra

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Gassing up. There was a constant stream of aircraft arriving and leaving.

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Replica Fokker DR1 Triplane, painted in the livery of Lothar von Richthofen (Manfred’s brother, also an ace)

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Replica Albatros D

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F-4 Phantom. The gun under the nose IDs it as an “E”: model.

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A pair of P-40’s

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P-47 Thunderbolt

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Piper L-4. It was being raffled off.

 

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3 thoughts on “EAA Oshkosh Air Show, on the Field

  1. Alas, I didn’t get to see the F-84 fly in, but yes everything here flew here. And thankfully I *did* get to see the B-29 Fifi take off when she left. More photos upcoming. 🙂

  2. Awesome. :>)

    I’ve actually gotten to tour Fifi a couple times here in Greenville. Once, they landed south of town at the old MAC/MATS base (the former Donaldson AFB), but the other time they were at the downtown airport (which is roughly halfway between where you were parked and the center of town).

    I tell ya, it’s a strange sensation to driving in lunch traffic and suddenly see a B-29 overhead. That happened once when one of the few flying B-24’s stopped here, too (those aircrew are good about providing the local enthusiasts with some opportunities to get photos of the a/c inflight). A real “Twilight Zone” moment.

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