When the military aircraft depart an airshow it’s usually after the civilian transients have already set off for home. At EAA AirVenture 2017 the United States Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard were all well represented. When Monday following the conclusion of the Fly-In rolled around it was time for the various remaining military aircraft that were in attendance for the show to get back to work. Thanks to our good friends at AirshowStuffVideos for sharing this great HD footage of the military aircraft getting back into the blue.
In the video we see a VR-57 Conquistadors Boeing C-40A Clipper arrive at KOSH. This transport may have been called in to take the ground echelons from the military in attendance for the show back to their home bases. Next we see a 115th Fighter Wing (FW) Wisconsin Air National Guard (ANG) General Dynamics F-16C Viper depart the area in style. A Boeing MH-47G Chinook special operations helicopter is then starting up, but the Blue Angels pick that moment to depart in their 1-4 diamond formation with the 5 and 6 solos and 7 right behind. The MH-47G is then cleared to depart.
The Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs that flew in from Luke Field in Arizona for the show then make their exit, followed by the C-40A on its way out of town. Next an Air Force Beechcraft T-6A Texan II from Columbus Air Force Base (AFB) in Mississippi takes to the skies. And then the heavies depart. First a 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Wisconsin ANG Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker heads out. Then an Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana takes off with that characteristic nose-low attitude. The last departure is the Rockwell (Boeing) B-1B Lancer from Dyess AFB in Texas getting out of town in a hurry.