July 29, 2011
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.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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