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.
Pilot responsibilities include requesting clarification or amendment whenever the pilot does not fully understand a clearance or considers it unacceptable from a safety standpoint.
Continental Motors announced FAA certification of its IO-360-AF six-cylinder engine that can be operated with 100LL avgas or unleaded 91UL fuel.
The caustic combination of crosswind and an ice-crusted runway sent the aircraft skidding into a snow bank built up by plowing along the runway edge.
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