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 touch of history, affordable flying, unique sightseeing, a good meal, and a community of pilots: Isn’t that what general aviation is all about?
Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.
Deep in the dense, moss-draped, oak forest of Amelia Island is a luxurious plantation resort. Check out this Florida destination while you are in the Southeast for AOPA's St. Simons, Georgia, Fly-In on Nov. 8.
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