From the Vault: Ike’s Bird - A little-known presidential transport has a new mission
When we think of presidential aircraft, we imagine jumbo jets, like the Boeing VC-25 (the military version of the 747) tagged with the call sign “Air Force One.” Here’s a look at a smaller transport, a 1955 Aero Commander L-26B known as Ike's Bird.
Honor in the Air - Warbirds at AirVenture 2019
The Warbirds area is always one of the most popular places to visit during AirVenture. This year we saw a large P-51 Mustang gathering, a Col. Bud Anderson tribute, the XP-82, a newly restored de Havilland Mosquito, a Fairey Firefly, and others.
XP-82 Visits #OSH19
After 10 years of perseverance and more than 1.5 million man-hours of work, noted warbird restorer Tom Reilly, EAA 802376, brought his XP-82 Twin Mustang to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.
Rod Lewis' de Havilland Mosquito
Noted warbird collector Rod Lewis, EAA Lifetime 498155, brought his de Havilland Mosquito to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture 2019.
Checkerboard Tribute - Carl Patrick and his P-51 Mustang Frances Dell
Carl Patrick bought this Mustang after it was damaged in a landing accident. After an extensive restoration, he decided to paint the airplane to honor Clark Clemons, a pilot with the 84th Fighter Squadron of the 78th Fighter Group.
The Sound of Freedom
From the brand-new F-35 to the 65-year-old B-52, a wide variety of military jets have visited AirVenture over the years. Here’s some of the best, and loudest, jet noise we’ve experienced over the skies of Oshkosh.
Captain Eddie’s Fairey Firefly
Eddie Kurdziel, EAA 431776, brought his rare Fairey Firefly AS6 to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, and won Reserve Grand Champion: Post World War II.