A Tribute to Bud Anderson and the P-51 Mustang
At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, we honored World War II triple ace Col. Bud Anderson with a large gathering of North American P-51 Mustangs, the airplane Bud famously flew. Learn more about a few of the notable Mustangs that attended #OSH19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rod Lewis' de Havilland Mosquito
Noted warbird collector Rod Lewis, EAA Lifetime 498155, brought his de Havilland Mosquito to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture 2019.
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.