Videos from the EAA AirVenture 2018 at Oshkosh
Made my second trip to the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration that is EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh last month, representing HangarNetwork and spreading the word about our awesome website and services!
In this post are a few videos I captured at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) to convey some semblance of what it’s like, for the benefit of those who have not yet been to the grandaddy of all aviation industry/air shows.
Primarily focused on general aviation with large contingents of the experimental and homebuilt segments, Oshkosh is the place where suppliers and vendors roll out new products and manufacturers introduce new or updated models of their aircraft. Every day for a solid week, numerous workshops, seminars, and demonstrations are presented, and the atmosphere is festive with people eagerly exploring displays and perusing the wares in the four large exhibit hangars.
These videos are raw, unedited clips captured on both my phone and DSLR; my apologies for the quality (or lack thereof) as I am new to airshow video. At some point in the future I’ll edit them into a more presentable form. All videos will open in a new browser tab.
Here is a 360-degree panoramic view of the activities from the Nikon observation stand, located closer to the northern end of Runway 36, near Boeing Plaza and show center:
Slow pan around Wittman Field
These next several clips are of the famous Ford Tri-Motor taking off. The Tri-Motor was the first luxury commercial airliner, entering into service in the 1920s. At #OSH18, two of these iconic aircraft were constantly in the air giving folks a taste of what air travel was like in the early days:
Ford Tri-Motor 1 Ford Tri-Motor 2 Ford Tri-Motor 3 Ford Tri-Motor 4
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a medium-size military transport aircraft which despite its size, is extremely maneuverable and can get into and out of very short airfields during combat operations. Here are some clips of the C-17 at Oshkosh:
C-17 Maneuverability C-17 Fast Pass
C-17 Low Speed Pass C-17 Short-field Landing & Reverse
No airshow is complete these days without the Heritage Flight, featuring two to four warbirds from different eras making several crossing (photo) passes over show center. Often, the finale is an overhead pass from behind the crowd punctuated by a standard or crossover break as the aircraft fly straight away from the crowd. The heritage flight demonstrates the technologies of the various eras and are a salute to the people and aircraft of the military. For these clips the heritage flight consisted of the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, Douglas A-1 Skyraider, and North American P-51 Mustang:
Heritage Flight 1 Heritage Flight 2
Enjoy these clips! I hope to add more in the future and to get better at it with practice.