EAA AirVenture 2017 Breaks RecordsJohn Morris
Many of the America’s—and the world’s—best airshow performers can be seen at Oshkosh.
The scope of the show is breathtaking. This year’s included the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, the world’s only two B-29 Superfortress bombers, the awesome B-1B bomber, and flocks of immaculately restored warbirds from World War II and since, through to the very latest with the USAF showing off two F-35 Lightning II fighters.
Aerobatic displays included the Aeroshell team in four T-6 Texans, an astonishing jet and propeller-powered Waco biplane, a gentlemanly Bucker Jungmeister biplane, and night-time aerobatics with fireworks launched from the aircraft as they aerobatted through the sky.
EAA AirVenture 2017 broke all records according to Jack Pelton, CEO and President of the Experimental Aircraft Association, with crowds of over 600,000. More than 15,500 aircraft movements were recorded through Saturday, July 29, making Oshkosh’s Wittman Field the busiest airport in the world for the week.