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Ready for OSH:  The Third Degree

Ready for OSH: The Third Degree

Precise speed control matters in achieving predictable touchdown point. No time is that more crucial than when landing at the at the world’s busiest GA airport in late July. AirVenture is the “Holy Grail” pilgrimage nearly all pilots dream about. The controllers are beyond incredible as they safely manage thousands of operations, but they sometimes Read More

B-29 Superfortress Doc Receives a  Hero’s Welcome

B-29 Superfortress Doc Receives a Hero’s Welcome

Less than a year after its first flight, the recently restored B-29 Superfortress named “Doc” made its much-anticipated public debut at the Defenders of Liberty Air Show in Barksdale, Louisiana May 5 through 7. This was the first stop on its tour, with at least four more expected in 2017 (EAA AirVenture included). The warbird’s Read More

CAF Red Tail Squadron is Back in the Air

CAF Red Tail Squadron is Back in the Air

One of the guiding principles of the CAF Red Tail Squadron honoring the Tuskegee Airmen is “never quit.” After the organization’s centerpiece aircraft, a P-51C Mustang with its distinctive red tail, was involved in a landing mishap in February 2016, it became the rallying cry for the nearly year-long rebuilding and restoration process. Two hundred, Read More

EAA’s Jack Pelton Talks AirVenture 2017

EAA’s Jack Pelton Talks AirVenture 2017

Event chairman shares changes and special events we can expect at this year’s show, as well as planes he can’t wait to see on the grounds. With the final countdown underway to AirVenture 2017, EAA staff are working double-time to ensure the grounds, programming and exhibits are ready for the greatest air show on earth. Read More

EAA AirVenture 2017

EAA AirVenture 2017

Preview of the world’s greatest air show “Wow, you’re a pilot? Aren’t you afraid of those little planes? Is it expensive?” For one week, every year, there is magical place where questions like these stop at the gate. Because for that one week, every year, the world’s greatest collection of aircraft and aviation enthusiasts come Read More