EAA Webinar Reveals Exciting Details About AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

The Experimental Aircraft Association hosted a webinar last night to give some updates on plans for this years EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which is rapidly approaching. Updated daily airshow schedules were released along with some extra details that should excite the many fans who will attend.

Interesting tidbits mentioned during the presentation:

  • The Martin Mars will be performing water drops as part of the show, dropping 7,200 gallons of water to show off its firefighting capabilities.
  • A grass runway will be set up for WWI aircraft, which are being highlighted this year, roughly near the ultralight strip.
  • A US Air Force U-2 spy plane will perform a flyover on Friday.
  • Pearl Harbor reenactment group Tora! Tora! Tora! will perform in the evening show on Wednesday, and a special “Final Countdown” pass will see US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets fly with the Tora Zeros.
  • The B-29 Superfortress “Fifi” will be in attendance, and hopes are high that the B-29 “Doc” will be able to complete flight testing in time to appear as well.
  • A rare North American P-64 will attend and will fly during the show. Other cool aircraft appearing include an A-20 Havoc, Super Guppy, TWA MD-83, Boeing YL-15, and Airbus eFan.
  • Pilot and actor Harrison Ford will be on hand to introduce a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday night.
  • The Canadian Snowbirds will perform Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They will require a special crowd line similar to when the Thunderbirds appeared in 2014. This will also allow fully aerobatic F-16 demonstrations on those days, and likely the same for the Super Hornet demonstration on Friday and Sunday. The box and show center are shown in the image below, followed by the daily airshow lineups

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 - Canadian Snowbird Show Box

Monday

National Anthem/Flag Jump
Paul Poberezny Tribute/P-64
Canadian Harvards
Matt Chapman
Warbird Arrivals
Bill Stein
Vintage review
Kent Pietsch
Seaplane Showcase
Martin Mars
GoPro Bomb squad
Jerry Kerby
Gene Soucy
David Martin
Paul McCowan
Kevin Coleman
Class of ’45
Greg Shelton and Ashley Key
Kyle Franklin
Rob Holland
International Aerobatic Club
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team - EAA AirVenture OshkoshJeff Boerboon - Screamn Sasquatch - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Tuesday

National Anthem/Flag Jump
Warbirds of America
Sean D. Tucker
Electric Aircraft
GoPro Bomb Squad
Debby Rihn-Harvey
Homebuilt Review
Greg Shelton and Ashley Key
Jeff Boerboon
Matt Younkin
Skip Stewart
Greg Koontz
Bob Carlton
Manfred Radius
USAF Heritage Flight (F-16/P-51)

Wednesday (Day Show)

National Anthem/Flag Jump
Warbirds of America
Vintage Review
Kent Pietsch
Vicky Benzing
Patty Wagstaff
Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes
Snowbirds Arrival
Canadian Harvards
Kent Pietsch
Martin Mars
Kirby Chambliss
Geico Skytypers
Jim Pietz
GoPro Bomb Squad
Michael Goulian
Kent Pietsch
Texas Flying Legends
USAF Heritage Flight (F-16/P-51)
Kirby Chambliss - EAA AirVenture OshkoshTexas Flying Legends - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Wednesday (Evening Show)

“The Pearl” Interstate Cadet
Tora! Tora! Tora!
P-64
Final Countdown Pass
Paradigm Parabatic Team
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
Randy Ball – MiG-17
Redline Airshows
GoPro Bomb Squad
Bob Carlton
Matt Younkin
Gene Soucy
Fireworks
Wall of Fire

Thursday

Two Millionth Young Eagle
National Anthem/Flag Jump
Warbirds of America (Jet Day)
Centennial of USCG Aviation
Sean D. Tucker
Sammy Mason
Jim Pietz
Bill Stein
Van’s RVs
Jerry Kirby
West Coast Ravens
Redline Airshows
International Aerobatic Club
Rob Holland
Kirby Chambliss
Geico Skytypers
Skip Stewart
Texas Flying Legends
F/A-18F Super Hornet
Skip Stewart - EAA AirVenture OshkoshMatt Younkin - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Friday

National Anthem/Flag Jump
Warbirds of America
Matt Chapman
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
Jeff Boerboon
Kirby Chambliss
David Martin
Philipp Steinbach
Martin Mars
Michael Goulian
F/A-18F Super Hornet
F-16 Fighting Falcon
USAF Heritage Flight (F-16/P-51)
Canadian Snowbirds

Saturday (Day)

National Anthem/Flag Jump
Warbirds of America
Geico Skytypers
Vicky Benzing
Michael Goulian
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Jim Pietz
Kyle Franklin
Sean D. Tucker
F-16 Fighting Falcon
USAF Heritage Flight (F-16/P-51)
Canadian Snowbirds
Canadian Forces SnowbirdsB-29 Superfortress "Fifi" - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Saturday (Evening)

F/A-18F Super Hornet
Martin Mars
Paradigm Parabatic Team
Team Aerostar
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
US Customs and Border Patrol
Manfred Radius
Bob Carlton
Redline Airshows
Patriot Parachute Team
Steve Oliver
Gene Soucy
Fireworks
Wall of Fire

Sunday

National Anthem/Flag Jump
Departures
Debbie Rihn-Harvey
US Customers and Border PAtrol
Greg Shelton and Ashley Key
Matt Chapman
F/A-18F Super Hornet
Redline Airshows
Sammy Mason
Jeff Boerboon
Bill Stein
Team Aerostar
Patty Wagstaff
Scott Yoak
Patriot Parachute Team
F-16 Fighting Falcon
USAF Heritage Flight (F-16/P-51)
Canadian Snowbirds

Hat tip to Nathan Truninger for providing us the info.

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