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Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:33:21 am »
Here are a few pics from my weekend at Oshkosh.  Of particular interest to the zwilling fans will be the real world Zwilling of two YAK 55 aerobatic aircraft joined to make a YAK 110, with the addition of a J85 jet engine mounted on the center wing.  Pretty impressive to see it doing an aerobatic routine and making LOTS of noise! 


The YAK110.  I'll post more pics of it later in the week when I download from the camera. 




F-18F in a nice blue scheme. 


One of several Marchetti S.211s in whiffy schemes...


One of two F7-Fs that flew in the Warbird display.


Dyke Delta homebuilt from the 70s/80s.  Some good WHIF inspiration here I think....








One of I think four Corsairs at the show.





One of two Spits there to mark RAF 100


Along with this gorgeous beast... 


I lost count of the Skyraiders.  I think it was six total. 


BUFF came to say hello.


This big girl had some impressive performance!


Ladies and gentlemen may I present...the ugliest thing at Oshkosh!


C-47 that dropped paratroops on D-Day.  It was in a boneyard slated for turbine conversion for a Canadian cargo company, but instead need up restored as it appeared on June 6, 1944. 


Earlier in the week this was paired up with a Vampire.  I was disappointed the Vampire was gone by Friday. 


Hard to describe how gorgeous the woodwork on this was in person.   :wub:




This thing had no apparent woodwork at all. 


USAF Heritage Flight. 


Pembroke fuselage for sale if anyone is looking for a "big" project...


This thing was TRULY impressive to see fly...but as much as. Try I just cant call it pretty.








I think I counted ten Mustangs


First glimpse of this I got was as it was on its takeoff roll for the Warbird show.  I thought it was a MiG-15...until the burner lit! 













« Last Edit: August 11, 2018, 07:51:25 am by AeroplaneDriver »
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 08:40:06 am »
Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 09:24:11 am »
Goodness gracious, that's a plethora of various types! But then it WAS Oshkosh of course.

I was amazed to see a Meteor T7 there.  :o
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 05:01:59 am »
 :bow:

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 06:32:08 am »
Many thanks  :thumbsup: Some fantastic stuff there and a couple of slightly off centre ones. I'm just wondering how you'd explain that Yak 110 to the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK ?  ;D

Just read up about it on line, fascinating.
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 02:38:13 am »
The thing about Oshkosh is I never tire of seeing peoples' photos as you always see different things, or some of the same from different angles. Thanks so, so much for sharing!


Along with this gorgeous beast...It flew on Tuesday only so I missed it.  :-\
Did you mean to post something else with this caption? Kermit's Mossie hasn't flown since about 1993 so it would have been BIG news if it had during AirVenture!
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 07:40:00 am »
Yeah, you're right Zac.  I had it in my head one of the Canadian flying ones was going to be at the show this year for the 100th. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 10:40:35 pm »
The Canadian one's not likely to be seen there ever, unfortunately: the owner doesn't really have his airworthy aircraft fly. Paul Allen's unlikely to send his example anywhere as he seems to keep his at home at Everett, and it took a crowdfunding campaign to get Jerry Yagen's one over from Virginia Beach a couple of years back (I still have the shirt!). Maybe Rod Lewis' will be ready and shipped from NZ in time to attend next year? It may fly by the end of the year.
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 04:07:22 am »
All these Mossies lurking around the colonies and we don't have a single one flying here where they were invented.  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 07:44:59 pm »
The Mosquito Pathfinder Trust have bought T.43 NZ2308 ("Subject to completion of funding and the conclusion of an agreement between all parties)" and I believe intend to base it at Duxford. And there's The People's Mosquito organisation which wants to rebuild NF.36 RL249 as an FB.VI and operate it in England. All is not lost :-)

All these Mossies lurking around the colonies
The colony where the vast majority of the work is done has no flying examples either!
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I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2018, 03:47:34 am »
None flying here either.
There is one being restored at Point Cook but i'm not sure if its intended to fly.
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2018, 11:53:16 pm »
I don't believe so Fred - A52-600 is to be static, from memory. Hopefully an Aussie/group gets together to get one done.
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2018, 08:10:38 am »


This thing was TRULY impressive to see fly


I was suitable impressed with the flying display of the one I saw at the Cold Lake Airshow a few weekends ago.
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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2018, 09:54:45 pm »

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I was suitable impressed with the flying display of the one I saw at the Cold Lake Airshow a few weekends ago.
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Same here.  Very impressive aircraft.   Ugly as sin, but impressive performance. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2018, 04:46:50 am »

Same here.  Very impressive aircraft.   Ugly as sin, but impressive performance.


Precisely!  :thumbsup:

Bring back the F-23, a MUCH better looker.
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