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Oshkosh-EAA AirVenture 2009 (pics)

Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:43 am

Just got back from my first day at AirVenture 2009. Here's a pic I took of the Airbus A380. If any of you are going or have gone to Oshkosh, post your pics!
http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/xxdarkknight/A380_1.jpg
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EC001
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RE: Oshkosh-EAA AirVenture 2009 (pics)

Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:13 am

Great shot there TheBatman!

It's always difficult to catch that huge bird while it's doing it's air demonstrations!

I've never heard of Air Venture, is it a big airshow in the US??

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RE: Oshkosh-EAA AirVenture 2009 (pics)

Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:30 am



Quoting EC001 (Reply 1):
I've never heard of Air Venture, is it a big airshow in the US??

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Only the biggest.

Sorry, couldn't help myself.  wink 

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RE: Oshkosh-EAA AirVenture 2009 (pics)

Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:38 am



Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 2):
Only the biggest

lol Hey.... this year's Paris Bourget airshow was fine too!  Wink

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RE: Oshkosh-EAA AirVenture 2009 (pics)

Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:20 am

did you see the landing i hear it was pretty rough
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RE: Oshkosh-EAA AirVenture 2009 (pics)

Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:27 am



Quoting 76794p (Reply 4):
did you see the landing i hear it was pretty rough

I was there for the landing on Tues. There were strong cross winds coming from the west. Runway 36(L) was the only runway that it could use. There was only one turn off that the A380 could take to get to the display area. All of the taxiways past that one were too small, so they would have had to tow him back. Upon review of the landing, he planted it right on the numbers in order to have enough stopping room. It looks worse in the videos than it did in person. I'm no pilot, but I'd say for the conditions that day and the fact that he HAD to make that taxiway, it was an okay landing.
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RE: Oshkosh-EAA AirVenture 2009 (pics)

Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:08 am

Yes, there were strong crosswinds, but the landing was pretty nice, IMHO. I'm in the process of putting all of the video footage on youtube, so you can watch the landing and see what YOU think!  Smile Here's another photo that I took that turned out pretty good- the Scaled Composites White Knight Two (Burt Rutan / Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic airplane):
http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/xxdarkknight/WhiteKnightTwo.jpg
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