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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!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Monday, January 14, 2013

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012: Air Force Big Iron

By Fred Harl
You can expect just about any aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and U.S. Air Force big iron cargo planes were on hand for public tours.  A C-5B Galexy from the 312th Airlift Squadron from Travis AFB, CA served as the backdrop to the gathering of current and retired military cargo planes.  Nearby sat a McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) C-17A Globemaster III from the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.  Both aircraft serve with the Air Force Reserve Command, illustrating the integrated nature of the active and reserve components of the modern U.S. military forces.  Here are some views from in, out and around these two massive airlifters:

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