The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!
Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Sunday, December 2, 2012
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012: The World on Time With Fedex's Airbus A300 "Ethan"
By Fred Harl
No doubt countless packages arrived at Oshkosh by preferred shipping provider Fedex before, during and after EAA AirVenture, but it seems Fedex left one of its planes as a special delivery exhibit. A 1996 Airbus A300F4-605R freighter named "Ethan" was on display next to the Orbis DC-10, illustrating the generational technology shift from wide-body tri-jet to twin-jet design. I was on my way to the Orbis DC-10 so I kept my tour to the outside of the Airbus.