Greetings from The Aero Experience Team


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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Warbirds - Grumman Cats

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 included some Grumman Cats in the lineup, including a General Motors produced FM-2P Wildcat photo reconnaissance model and an F8F-2 Bearcat in the Blue Angels paint scheme.  The Wildcat bore the brunt of U.S. naval operations in the early Pacific campaign, and the Bearcat followed the war as a successor to the Hellcat line.  The Grumman line of naval aircraft helped turn the tide of the Pacific war, and will always be regaled as some of the finest radial-engine fighters ever produced.

No comments: