August 2, 2012
AOPA ePublishing staff
Gives new meaning to airing your dirty laundry.
A Ford Tri-Motor taxis by.
Happy spectators set up for the airshow near Duggy, the smiling DC-3.
A formation act overflies Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., home of EAA AirVenture.
It takes talent to land on a truck.
Aerobatic champion and airshow legend Sean D. Tucker taxis for a performance.
A wing walking routine passes by Duggy.
A staple of airshows across the country: Opening with a parachutist carrying the American flag.
Dancing across the ski, this biplane takes EAA AirVenture spectators back to the days of barnstorming.
This Cub isn't trying to outpace the pickup—it's trying to land on it.
Starting young: Children were able to fly aircraft just their size.
This pitot cover would make a pilot look twice.
After a brief rain, this Cub shines in the light, its reflection in the water just as brilliant.
It's a given that at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., you'll see airplanes. But what pilots put on and in those airplanes and what they do with their aircraft—from landing on a pickup truck to heart-pumping aerobatic routines—are part of the excitement of attending the show. More than 500,000 attendees from 71 countries and 10,000 aircraft took part in the weeklong event. Check out these highlights captured by AOPA Corporate Pilot Mark Evans and see how one aircraft is literally helping to air some dirty laundry.
Tickets for the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship series, including two U.S. races, are now on sale.
Organizers of the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., need to raise $500,000 by Dec. 15 to ensure they can insure the 2014 event.
Military demonstration teams will return to the airshow circuit in 2014, budget uncertainty notwithstanding.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.