Time flies when you are having fun as the saying goes. Unfortunately at AirVenture it seems to fly at almost the speed of sound. Day five is done and dusted and it's hard to believe that we have only two more days to left of the magic that AirVenture is.
We still had almost 10/10 cloud cover in the morning. Unfortunately that makes for challenging photography conditions to say the least. It improved a bit later in the day and according to the forecast we can at least expect perfect conditions for Saturday.
The highlight of the day was the appearance of the Snowbirds. The Snowbirds have a nearly 40 year connection to the EAA, as they were the first military team to perform at Oshkosh when they flew over the EAA fly-in in the 1970s. They have not appeared at Oshkosh since 1983 so this was certainly one performance that thrilled the crowd.
The afternoon shows at Oshkosh are always mixtures of military and civilian aircraft and this year the USAF supported AirVenture with a large number of assets including, amongst others, the F-16, F-18 Super Hornet and legendary U-2.
Airplanes reaching back to the earliest days of military aircraft was also on display to celebrate the centennial of WWI aviation. The airplanes that participated came from museums and collections throughout the US and included vintage aircraft and replicas from such legendary names such as Sopwith, Fokker and Spad from the 1914 - 1918 era.