The annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow is well underway and the week has already provided some awesome highlights.
On Monday, the F7F Tigercats flew. Unfortunately, upon landing, one of them encountered a gear issue, but we’ve heard the aircraft has been fully repaired since then.
Tuesday featured the departure of the Honeywell Flying Testbed 757. This unique aircraft is used for in flight testing and includes a special third engine mounted to the fuselage.
On Wednesday, the US Navy Blue Angels performed a flyover and several delta passes to kickoff the show. This came as a surprise to many- including announcer Rob Reider, who was singing the anthem.
While the night show on Wednesday was cancelled (rescheduled for Thu), the B-1 still put on a show. The Bone took off shortly after 8:15, in full afterburner and climbed while circling the airport in full burner!
On Thursday, two F-35 Lightnings arrived during the airshow. They were able to negotiate a few low approaches- much to the delight of the crowd.
Friday’s show includes several military arrivals- including F-15s and F-22s. We’ll be sure to post the videos soon!