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Watch: Jets and Tigercats Get Into the Act in Wisconsin

Air Force F-35As and Jet Warbirds Are Just Part of the Take

F-35A. US Air Force photograph

Our good friends at AirshowStuff are showing us the good stuff from Oshkosh, Wisconsin! In this first clip, a pair of US Air Force F-35A Lightning II jets arrive at EAA AirVenture 2018. These jets, assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron (FS) Spikes of the renowned 56th Operations Group (OG), are based at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) near Glendale in Arizona. F-35s are just plain loud, so be sure to turn your speakers up to 11 and bathe yourself in the sound of freedom! These videos were all uploaded to YouTube by AirshowStuffVideos.

Out second clip highlights jet warbird action as it looked and sounded at the Great Air Clinic at Sheboygan just before EAA AirVenture got off the ground. The clinic is an annual event that helps pilots prepare for the formation flybys they often perform at Oshkosh the following week. In this video, a pair of Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainers are seen doing some nice tight formation flying. Then a Gloster Meteor T7 trainer gets in on the action. The video is dedicated to the late Marty Tibbitts, who perished when his Venom jet crashed on July 20th.

This clip is definitely not to be missed by any Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine fan. A pair of Grumman F7F Tigercat warbirds are seen and heard performing formation flybys for the crowd at EAA AirVenture. This one was uploaded a couple of days ago, but it looks and sounds so good we just couldn’t leave it out. After the video was shot, one of the Tigercats suffered a main landing gear tire separation after landing but no damage was done to the airframe. Enjoy these rare sights and sweet sounds!

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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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