AirVenture 2016 The Closing Ceremony – What A Phenomenal Show
That’s All Folks.
AirVenture 2016 has come and gone but it proved itself as the place to be for aircraft fanatics. The week-long air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin brought 563,000 attendees and over 10,000 individual aircraft of all varieties. We witnessed the world’s biggest warbird the Martin Mars splashing down over Lake Winnebago, a ballet in the sky from the Canadian Snowbirds, we saw what could be the final flybys for the F-4 Phantom II and who could forget Harrison Ford celebrating the Young Eagles two-millionth flight with 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop? Fans could see 2,855 showplanes consisting of warbirds, vintage planes and homebuilt aircraft. There was so much to celebrate and enjoy at the busiest airport in the world.
“The daily air shows were thrilling, as were their nighttime counterparts, including a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 25th of Desert Storm, and a look back by a century at the fragile fighters of World War I. We celebrated anniversaries too, wishing Boeing and Coast Guard aviation a happy 100th, along with ultralights, L-birds, Cadets, Chipmunks, not to mention the 50th for the Mustang II and the 30th for the wildly popular Van’s RV-6.”
These were just a few of the highlights from Oshkosh but there were so many incredible moments that show brought us. The best thing about AirVenture is that there are too many great things to see, but that’s a pretty good problem to have. The fine folks at the Experimental Aircraft Association expressed their thanks to the fans and showed off some of their favorite moments from this year’s show. It was a great convention and we’re already looking forward to AirVenture 2017.