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
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015: Warbirds - Memorials and Encampment
Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
The Aero Experience will wrap up our year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, sponsored by Air Associates, with a series covering the many warbird types seen during our ten days on the grounds. The aircraft in this series will include familiar favorites along with some very unique types making rare appearances. These great aircraft served the nation roughly during the World War II to Vietnam War period, and represent the service and sacrifices made by our military veterans and their families during and between these conflicts. This series will present the aircraft as the means for achieving and maintaining peace, with respect for those who perished as a result of their use.
This first feature will include a brief view of the Warbirds Area memorials and the reenactor encampment: