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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, January 15, 2019

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018: Airshows - Heavy Metal: USAF B-52 and C-17

By Fred Harl
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 featured some USAF heavy metal in the daily airshows, and here we feature the icons of strategic bombing and airlift - Boeing B-52H Stratofortress and the McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) C-17A Globemaster III. The B-52H is a "later production" bomber (1961) named Hawg Wild from Barksdale AFB, LA that has nearly completed its sixth decade in service. The C-17A is a 2004 production jet from the 97th AMW, Air Education and Training Command, Altus AFB, OK. Along with training C-17 and tanker crews, the wing deploys several hundred personnel annually in support of the Global War on Terrorism. 

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