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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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Vintage Aircraft Introduction

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo Aero Experience coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 continues with a new series on the Vintage Area of the sprawling event grounds.  In this first edition, we feature the Vintage Area aircraft on display and some special exhibits.  Generally, the aircraft included in this area are from the 1940s and earlier, though there are others mixed in to show the next generation of civil aircraft that developed from these vintage designs.  Here are some views from the Vintage Area complex and some of the aircraft that were parked in the surrounding fields.

A special exhibit included vintage aircraft replicas: World War I Sopwith Pup and a Fokker Dr.1 Triplane aircraft from the Golden Age Air Museum, Old Rhinebeck's replica SPAD and Fokker D.VIII, Fantasy of Flight's replica Albatros and the Collings Foundation 1907 Curtiss Pusher.  Also on display were a restored 1917 Clerget 9B engine and a Curtiss OX-5 engine.  The OX-5 engine on the Curtiss Pusher was run at published times during the week.



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