AirVenture (Oshkosh) 2014

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  1. evangilder

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    Paul usually starts one of these and it's a couple of weeks past, but here are some of the highlights from the week of Oshkosh. I know you took a few, Paul, so let's see some of yours as well, and anyone else who was there.

    Temco TT-1 Super Pinto
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    Scott Yoak's P-51 D Mustang "Quick Silver"
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    USAF Thunderbirds
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    Korean War jets
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    A-1 Skyraiders in for the kill
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    Fairey Gannett arrival
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    Geico Skytypers
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    Something for the helo fans
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    MV-22 Osprey
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    Wow, superb shots Eric!! Some fantastic looking aircraft there :cool:
     
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    Great pics Erich. Looking forward to more.
     
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    Thanks guys. There were some gorgeous aircraft there. Some of the vintage stuff looked factory new. I even took a helicopter ride for the first time in a LONG time.

    GeeBee QED replica, like the original, but a two seat and much larger.
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    Skip Stewart and Melissa Pemberton doing an act called "Tinstix"
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    USAF and Canadian T-33
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    Even seeing it with my own eyes, it was tough to fathom 10,000+ airplanes there
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    A6M2 Model 21
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    A-37 Dragonfly
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    FLS Microjet, an updated BD-5J
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    When your ears and your eyes don't match up, a turbine powered Mustang replica!
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    LOL Eric, been busy, I will do some shots here in a bit LOL, some I still have not looked at and are still on the camera :(
     
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    #7 Micdrow, Aug 17, 2014
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    DSC_0016.JPG DSC_0022.JPG DSC_0070.JPG DSC_0107.JPG DSC_0108.JPG DSC_0195.JPG DSC_0217.JPG Ok, here are a few I took this year, sorry new camera so still learning how to use it.
     
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    #8 Micdrow, Aug 17, 2014
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    DSC_0103.JPG DSC_0120.JPG DSC_0143.JPG DSC_0158.JPG DSC_0162.JPG DSC_0173.JPG DSC_0192.JPG Few more, as I said trying to learn a new camera so sorry some may be a little off :(
     
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    #9 Micdrow, Aug 17, 2014
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    DSC_0027.JPG DSC_0033.JPG DSC_0037.JPG DSC_0059.JPG DSC_0073.JPG DSC_0078.JPG DSC_0085.JPG DSC_0101.JPG Few more, again learning new camera LOL
     
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    Great shots guys!!
     
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    I was going to say that! I didn't realize there was a Gannet still flying. Ugly ba$tard.
     
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    Thanks guys!!!
     
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    You did fine with the new camera, Paul. I even caught you using it. ;)
     

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    LOL I didn't even know you took that one :) Still going through photos, I have around 500 to 600 to go through which I know didn't even touch your number LOL

    Just wished they would have put all three of those P-38's in the air at once. That would have been a treat.
     
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    DHC-4 Caribou
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    After the rains on Tuesday, a rainbow over the office on the field.
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    Saturday's crowds
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    Melissa Pemberton cutting the ribbon
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    One feckin' gorgeous Cessna 140
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    US Coast Guard rescue demo
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    NASA WB-57
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    Mike Wiskus racing Bill Braack in the jetcar
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    Yeah, I had over 16,000 photos! But I was there from Sunday through Saturday, every day. And every day it was easily 12 hours or more per day on the field for me. While I enjoyed the Thunderbirds, I think that took away some of the warbird programs. I would have loved to see the Gannett fly more than one pass, and three P-38s would have been awesome. It would have been good to see the B-24 up with the B-17 too.
     
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    Don't ask me why but last couple of years seemed better then this year. Then again supposedly they announced that Doc will make an appearance next year and they are hoping to get Fifi there as well. That would be a site.
     
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    I have heard that from more than a few people. The crowd line change for the Thunderbirds definitely created some confusion and screwed things up for the media. But they said the Saturday and Sunday crowds were the best they had been in years, and up 20% from last year for those 2 days. The rains screwed up a couple of days for sure, but the camp sites and aircraft parking were full by mid week. Maybe they were missing some of the Poberezny magic. He certainly got a lot of tributes this year.

    The loss of a couple of aircraft over the course of the week didn't help.
     
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    You guys owe me a new keyboard......I drooled all over the last one.

    Great stuff fellas and a big thanks for sharing.


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    Great pics fellas!

    Ok, [post #7, Pic #4. What the.....................
     
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