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!
Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Monday, January 20, 2020
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: Airshows - Shockwave!
The Aero Experience continues our signature year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, sponsored by Elite Aviation, with this look at the Shockwave Jet Truck. Airshow audiences around the country immediately recognize this amazing machine - the custom race truck powered by three J34-48 jet engines. Shockwave lives up to its name when Driver Chris Darnell lights the burners - you feel the shockwaves roll across the crowd. Shockwave is often pitted against an aircraft in a runway drag race, this time featuring Kyle Franklin in Dracula. It is also a spectacular sight during night airshows, as shown in previous stories. Here we include coverage from the Friday and Saturday airshows.