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Thunderbirds and other stars

Editor's note: Due to technical difficulties with our new photo gallery feature, we've redirected you to this slideshow featuring our favorite EAA AirVenture 2019 images. We hope to update this page with more photos and enhanced functionality soon. AOPA regrets the inconvenience.

Check out the spectacular sights of EAA AirVenture captured by our master photographers.

A surprise arrival by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds brought a different kind of thunder to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The good kind.

  • The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds make a surprise appearance to begin the daily afternoon airshow July 25. The demonstration team is performing nearby at the Milwaukee Air and Water Show. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Known as "The Candler Field Express" when it was owned by the late Ron Alexander, this vintage Douglas DC-3 is sporting a new, patriotic paint scheme at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • The highly polished fuselage of B-29 "Doc" reflects Boeing Plaza during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • A brand-new UPS Boeing 747 freighter is displayed in Boeing Plaza at EAA AirVenture. The jet is so new, it has not yet been delivered to the cargo airline. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • Yuki Wirth entertains four-month-old Kei near the flight line during EAA AirVenture July 25. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Red Bull Air Force helicopter pilot Aaron Fitzgerald performs an inverted maneuver in a helicopter during the afternoon airshow July 25. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Airshow attendees look skyward during the afternoon airshow July 25. Photo by David Tulis.
  • The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds make a surprise appearance to begin the daily afternoon airshow July 25. The demonstration team is performing nearby at the Milwaukee Air and Water Show. Photo by David Tulis.
  • The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds make a surprise appearance to begin the daily afternoon airshow July 25. The demonstration team is performing nearby at the Milwaukee Air and Water Show. Photo by David Tulis.
  • A line of 18 North American P-51 Mustangs prepares to perform a mass formation tribute to Bud Anderson during the afternoon airshow July 25. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Formations of North American T-28 and T6 aircraft converge during the afternoon airshow July 25. Photo by David Tulis.
  • New Team Oracle pilots Sean D. Tucker and Jessy Panzer form a heart during their airshow routine July 25. Photo by David Tulis.
  • Fireworks arch skyward after the Wednesday night airshow at EAA AirVenture. Bradley Hatcher of Jackson, Georgia, owns the attractive 1950 Cessna 170A in the foreground. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • With pyrotechnics streaming from and being ejected by his Firecat, a modified Grumman Ag Cat, Gene Soucy performs in the Wednesday night airshow at EAA AirVenture. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • Flying into their own airshow smoke, the four North American AT-6s of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team perform a loop during the Wednesday night airshow at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. Photo by Mike Collins.

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