Oshkosh 2016-Day Two-Innovations & Ford Trimotor
By Juri Keyter and Willie Bodenstein
It's Day two at the world's biggest fly in and like yesterday it is again a lovely clear windless day. Be warned thought, Oshkosh can be hotter than “Hot as Hell” on a Christmas day so one of the most essential items to pack is sunblock!
Good news for the organisers is that al aircraft parking space have now been taken. Unfortunately this was bad news for Jan Hanekom and Johan Dorfling who flew in from Lexington in Kentucky in in a Tobago. Jan and Johan was advised after landing that the airport cannot accommodate any aircraft any more. They then flew to Fond du Lac where the by that and had to divert to Fond du Lac and had leave the Tobago would be housed for the rest of the week.
For one week the tower at Oshkosh is the busiest in the world
Packed to the rafters, Oshkosh 2016
The Grumman J32F Duck, never we in our wildest dreams tough that we would ever see one fly
Spoils of War. Three Eastern Block L39's parked at Warbirds
US Heritage Flight One. A 1 Mustang and F4U Corsair
US Heritage flight two. A P51 Mustang and F-16 Fighting Falcon
This year Oshkosh also celebrated the role that aviation played in World War One and looking at what was then considered the peak of technological development was the prelude to innovation we saw here today.
Visitors admiring a line-up of Interstates Cadet's. Much loved by its owners the little Cadet this year celebrates it 75th birthday.
Oshkosh is the place where aviation dreams come true. For years we have walked around, staring at the brutish menacing beauty of the Fairchild Republic A10 Thunderbolt / Warthog as it stood threatening on Boeing Plaza. This year, out of the blue two arrived and we could finally scratch it of our bucket list.
Our dear American friends can wax lyrically about their aerobatic performers and with good reason; all of them are without a doubt world class performers and professional pilots of the highest standard. One of them, Rob Holland, in our opinion today showed why he is the World Unlimited Champion.
The master of power management, Luca Bertossio, created art in the sky today in his Swift S-1 Glider.
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