EAA AirVenture 2018 is just around the corner. The week long celebration of aviation in all its forms at Oshkosh in Wisconsin begins July 23rd 2018 and will conclude (all too soon) on July 29th. Scheduled airshow performers include the Geico Skytypers, Patty Wagstaff, Sean Tucker, Skip Stewart, Gene Soucy with wingwalker Teresa Stokes, the Patriot Parachute Team, the Red Bull Air Force, Kirby Chambliss, the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, and many more. This airshow compilation, edited together and uploaded to YouTube by our good friends at AirshowStuffVideos, should fix your jones for AirVenture airshows until Oshkosh is your location instead of you destination.
Some of the planned airshow events include flybys by a Boeing 757, a special Royal Air Force 100th Anniversary formation flight, USAF Heritage flights with an F-16 Viper and a P-51 Mustang, USAF C-17 Globemaster III and E-4B Nightwatch National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP) aircraft, and of course daily Warbirds of America-organized T-6 Texan, T-28 Trojan, and T-34 Mentor formation flybys and performances by parachutists, stunt pilots, and much more.
Current military aircraft in attendance will include tankers, airlifters, fighters, helicopters…just about every piece of current military hardware will be there. Celebrating the Year of the Tanker (70th anniversary of Air Force Reserve Command [AFRC]), aerial refueling displays will be flown by HC-130N Combat King, KC-10A Extender and KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft. B-1B Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bombers will perform flybys along with A-10 Warthogs, F-15 Eagles, F-16 Vipers, F-22 Raptors, and F-35 Lightning IIs.
US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers will perform as part of the Year of the Tanker celebration as well. Northrop F-5 Tiger IIs, T-45 Goshawks, the oldest Navy aircraft, the U-1 Otter, and the NASA S-3 Viking will all be in attendance. Army aircraft at AirVenture will include the AH-64 Apache, MH-47G Chinook, and a C-12 Huron. The US Marine Corps will show off their MC-12W Liberty intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platform. The US Coast Guard will bring their MH-65D Dolphin and MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters to Oshkosh 2018.
BONUS: Another video uploaded by AirshowStuffVideos, this several hour-long compilation depicts arrivals and departures at AirVenture 2017- a big part of the experience. Enjoy!