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My 2017 Oshkosh Pilgrimage

By: Category: Airports Around the WorldAirshowsEAA AirVentureSpecial Event

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To some it is called AirVenture, others refer to it as EAA, for a few it is just plain Oshkosh. No matter what you refer to it as, to the Aviation Enthusiast it can be summed up in one word, “home”. Oshkosh Wisconsin is located in the Fox Valley and is 89 miles Northwest of Milwaukee or 56 miles Southwest of Green Bay. Oshkosh is a college town with the University of Wisconsin maintaining a huge campus here. In 2016 a little under 67,000 people were permanent residents. Oshkosh’s airport, Wittman Field or Wittman Regional Airport is typical for a city of this size, but looks are deceiving. Wittman has 4 runways, the longest being Runway 18-36 is 8,002 feet long. This allows aircraft as large as the A380, 747-8F, B-52, and C-5 to operate in and out.

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Doce Fire: Days 1 + 2

By: Category: AirtankersWarbird

3C5T0028   I woke up around noon on Tuesday and there were photos of some smoke on my Facebook feed. A small brush fire around Granite or Iron Springs, I thought; the location was right, the size wasn't. Wednesday night the fire was at over 7000 acres and 0% containment. As sad and destructive as they might seem, wildfires provide a great opportunity for airtanker aficionados and connoisseurs to gather around the airport perimeter and take photos, it also provides some entertainment for the families who have never seen planes this big at the local airport. Prescott sees only a handful of scheduled flights, and after Horizon pulled out, left Great Lakes and their Beech 1900Ds as the only scheduled passenger planes, and Ameriflight's daily run with a Metro or a 1900C as the only cargo run...Read More

Heritage Flight Conference Media Day 2011

By: Category: AirshowsMilitaryMuseumsRoad tripsUncategorized

Every year In early March the United States Air Force gathers together its best pilots at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Arizona , making up the seven air combat command demo teams and select civilian warbird pilots to train and coordinate for each years airshow season. During select shows the Air Force will fly a formation with one or more of its ACC demo teams with vintage warbirds from the Air Force’s past. I with a few other invited members were allowed on base during one day of their training and is a way for all involved to show off what have learned in the previous week, it was a great experience and I’d like to thank all who were involved...Read More