July 29, 2011
By AOPA ePublishing staff
EAA AirVenture showcases some of aviation's biggest aerobatic stars. AOPA photographers caught some moments on film from the jaw-dropping performances that made thousands of fly-in attendees stop and stare.
Warbird formations put the spotlight on veterans during daily airshows.
Many a Navy, Marine, and Air Force pilot has trained in a Beechcraft T-34.
Matt Younkin's popular Twin Beech 18 routine pays tribute to his father, performer Bobby Younkin. Now Younkin also carries the memory of his sister, wingwalker Amanda Franklin, who died earlier this year from complications of burns and injuries in an airshow crash.
The Aeroshell team's AT-6 Texans never go out of style.
Prometheus unleashes the firepower of a 400-hp engine.
An up-close look at Monday's afternoon airshow. The view from the cockpit is even better.
Skip Stewart gets some help working the crowd.
One of these things is not like the others … The Aerostars Aerobatic Team shows off the Yak 52 TW.
Sweet ride! This Interstate Cadet lands on an RV.
Strap in and hold on. A wingwalker waves from this modified Grumman Ag Cat.
A day draws to a close on the AirVenture grounds.
Austin with airshow performer Matt Younkin.
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
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