The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest Aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we tell the story of Midwest Aviation through first-hand, immersive experiences. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we land, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!
EAA members, active experimental aircraft builders and pilots attended the forums at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 in large numbers. According to the EAA's figures, 1050 separate sessions were attended by over 75,000 people during the week. As seen in the photos in this story, there were opportunities to attend briefings on various aircraft types and piloting skills, and several project aircraft were available for hands-on training. Excellent examples of experimental aircraft were on display, giving everyone passing through the forums area encouragement to get involved in building their own.
The Aero Experience coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, sponsored by Air Associates, continues with a visit to the Seaplane Base on Sunday before opening day and the aerial parade of seaplanes during Monday's airshow. Most of the aircraft were amphibious, having wheels within the floats attached to conventional aircraft or retracted outside of the hull of the Republic Seabee. Aircraft with floats include Aviat Husky, Piper Pacer, Piper Super Cub, DeHavilland Beaver and Skyreach Bushcat, among others (the Martin Mars was also there and will be covered separately). We hope this warms your heart as we work through winter towards another airshow season!