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
Thursday, July 18, 2013
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 Reprise: Amphibians on Land
Almost any type of aircraft can be seen at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and few are as versatile as amphibians - those that can fly to and from land and water. Fixed-wing amphibians are often called seaplanes, including hulled flying boats and floatplanes - conventional aircraft fitted with external floats. There is an opportunity to immerse yourself in amphibious operations at the Seaplane Base along nearby Lake Winnebago, and there are often more amphibious aircraft that make it to Wittman Regional Airport where the rest of the aircraft congregate. Here is a look back on a variety of amphibians that made it to dry land: