Jaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2008 times:
I am thinking about heading about to Oshkosh this weekend for the airshow, so I thought I would come on here and ask how the flying display usually is. I checked online and they listed a bunch of performers, but I am most interested in military airplanes. Do any of those fly during the airshow? Like the B1, F16 or anything like that? Or is the flying display geared more towards prop planes? My friend that is considering going, he likes jets, but not so much prop planes. Are there enough jets in Oshkosh to keep him happy?
Mendaero From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 62 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
It's been awhile since I have been to EAA Airventure, but as it is put on by the Experimental Aircraft Association, you will find it is definitely skewed alot towards Homebuilt's and Warbirds.
Most of the military aircraft are one static display only, however they do usually have say a C-17 doing shortfield landings and the like, I would also expect to see a flyover or two.
I recall in 97 they had the SR-71 and F-117 perform.
Also in the past, only aviation related people could access the flight line, but the last time I was there (97) anyone could get in. They were having problems with people around the aircraft. The constant PA anouncements, "please don't touch the fabric aircraft, please don't let your children climb on the aircraft, and please don't smoke under the aircraft", made it obvious they required a separate area for non aviation related people to watch the Airshow. Maybe someone else would know what the practice is now.
BTW in 97 the flight line was 2mi long and the air displays were somewhat stretched out for everyone to see.
Make no mistake, EAA Airventure is based around homebuilts and aircraft builders, however there is sure to be something for everyone, and a weeks worth of product halls, seminars, workshops, tens of thousands of aircraft and air displays. Dont forget the flying boats on lake ?
COEXpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
Well, I went to KOSH last year for airventure.. It was a great time.. The Honda Jet is there this year. The Eclipse is too.. For big jets, i dont know.. I dont know their main display this year.. The main display always packs a lot of heat.. Its a really good time.. I flew in and stayed in a tent , but parking for a day is fun also..