Countdown To AirVenture: Best Of Oshkosh 2014

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USAF Thunderbirds Take Off at Oshkosh

Oshkosh will be here before we know it! Soon, the skies of Wisconsin will be filled with planes and the grounds will be filled with, well, more planes! People too! A lots of them! Check out some of the expected items at this year’s show.

The 2014 airshow marked the first time a US military jet demonstration team performed at Oshkosh. Performing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the USAF Thunderbirds soared through the skies of Oshkosh in their famous red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons. While this was a popular performance, it also forced the normal Oshkosh crowd line back a bit.

Matt Younkin was kind enough to take our cameras for a ride during his daytime Twin Beech Aerobatic demonstration at the 2014 show. We have two videos from that flight- one in the cockpit and one looking out over the wing. Check out both views below!

AirshowStuff also obtained a unique view of Kyle Franklin’s “Dracula” performance when we put a camera in the cockpit of Kyle’s plane.

One of the best things about Oshkosh is the variety of warbirds that perform each and every afternoon in the airshow. The 2014 show featured jets, radials, and much more!

The weather of Oshkosh can also provide a bit of a tricky landing situation for pilots. Check out several of our “Gusty Crosswind Landings” videos by watching the playlist below.

If you want even more Oshkosh, you can settle in for an hour and a half of action with our mega-compilation!

Here’s a few more of our photos from the 2014 show. You can find many more photos in our gallery!

Thunderbirds Cross

Countdown To AirVenture: Best Of Oshkosh 2013

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P-51 Mustang Star Trails

The 2017 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Airshow and Convention will be here soon! As we approach the annual aviation celebration, AirshowStuff presents some of our highlights from previous AirVentures. First up, the 2013 airshow:

Our camera went airborne with Jerry “Jive” Kerby and his RV-8 known as “Wild Blue!” Watch as Jive loops and rolls in the skies over Oshkosh in our rear-facing camera video.

One of the best parts of Oshkosh is the variety of airplanes you can see. At the south end of the field is where you’ll find the ultralight and helicopter area. We sent a camera up in an Aerolight 103 Ultralight for a unique view of the Oshkosh grounds.

Oshkosh is well known for having unique airplanes and the 2013 airshow sure did! AirshowStuff sat down with Justin Lewis, pilot of the FLS Microjet, the world’s smallest jet. Watch to see this amazing aircraft in action, and hear about how it came to be and why it is so special!

We also had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Matt Younkin, and learned about his family’s flying history and what he enjoys about flying the Twin Beech.

Here are a few more of our favorite videos from Oshkosh 2013!

B-25 MitchellAeroshell Aerobatic Team
Skip StewartP-51 Mustang Star Trails
WWII Bomber FormationDusty From Disney's Planes

View more photos in our gallery.

Patrouille de France 2017 US Tour Hits West Coast With Incredible San Francisco Photo Shoot

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Patrouille de France Over San Francisco/Golden Gate Bridge

The 2017 US Tour of the Patrouille de France has hit the West Coast! The team performed for one time only at Mather Airport in Sacramento, CA in the morning, then headed for a photo shoot with San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in the evening. Spectators stood in awe as the eight-ship formation followed their supporting A400M Atlas transport/photoship on multiple flybys around the Bay Area. Two other Alpha Jets trailed the formation for more photos. These magnificent images from this flight really speak for themselves!

Patrouille de France Over San FranciscoPatrouille de France Over San Francisco

The Patrouille has previously flown photo missions over New York City and the Statue of Liberty as well the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. They also performed at several East Coast airshows and even stopped to visit the US Navy Blue Angels at their home base of NAS Pensacola. Their trip through North America is quickly coming to an end though, and they will be heading East again soon for several military-focused events before proceeding up through Canada and back home to France at the beginning of May.

All photos courtesy Armée de l’air

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Fan Submissions: Theme Week 12 – General Aviation

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Thank you to all of our fans for submitting to our General Aviation theme week! We really love seeing the turn-out each week and the fantastic photos you’re all submitting! We posted some of our favorite General Aviation photos throughout the week, and asked you to share some of your own shots to be featured right here on our blog. Check out just a sampling of the submissions in the slideshow below!

Do you have some photos you’d like to share? This week’s theme is Stealth! If you would like to contribute to our next theme week, go to our Facebook page, like the page, and upload your photos to our wall!

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