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This Video Is Precisely Why Avgeeks Often Say “Only At Oshkosh!”

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If you stick around Oshkosh long enough you’ll see just about every kind of airplane imaginable. This video clip of arrivals and departures was shot by our good friends at AirshowStuffVideos adjacent to runway 36 on the Tuesday at EAA AirVenture 2017. Tuesday is a great day to be watching, because aircraft are still arriving but there are plenty of aircraft already in attendance that want to kick the tires, light the fires, and get up into the blue.

The clip starts off with a Turbine Legend taxying by, followed by some Piper Cherokees. The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team T-6s land on 36. A Cessna 180 taxis by followed by four North American T-28 Trojans chugging along. Next we see a Beechcraft Baron and another Piper Cherokee. You builders and fans of homebuilts will like the three-ship formation takeoff of Thorp T-18s caught looking awesome. I know at least one of those pilots!

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Two Phillips 66 Aerostars Yak-52 TWs taxi by next, followed by a C-47/DC-3 takeoff. Those four T-28s that taxied by earlier get into the blue quickly after that, followed by one of several Ford Trimotor appearances. A North American B-25 Mitchell lands. But that’s not just any old B-25. That’s the fourth B-25 built, delivered in 1940, and the oldest living B-25 on the planet! There are also a smattering of Piper Cubs and even a V Tail Bonanza. Once you been there you’ll know why people often exclaim:  Only at Oshkosh!  Will you be there next year?

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Bill Walton

Written by Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.

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