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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

Saturday, January 5, 2013

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012: P-3C Orion

By Fred Harl
Part of the large U.S. Navy presence at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 was this relatively unmarked P-3C Orion b/n 158918 from NAS Whidbey Island, WA.  Located in the Phillips 66 Plaza along with other multi-engine aircraft, this P-3C remained as unassuming as its mission: long-range anti-submarine patrol.  Like the Prowler and other aircraft of its generation, the P-3C will eventually be replaced by a current production type (in this case the Boeing P-8A Poseidon) and will make fewer appearances at aviation events.  For now, though, here are some views of the P-3C:

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