If you’re an aviation geek, there’s a good chance you can recognize airplanes just by their sound. Here’s your opportunity to do just that, with some of the more distinct sounds of AirVenture through the years.
From the brand-new F-35 to the 65-year-old B-52, a wide variety of military jets have visited AirVenture over the years. Here’s some of the best, and loudest, jet noise we’ve experienced over the skies of Oshkosh.
High profile NASA x-planes have been a part of aviation history for decades. Hear from NASA Chief Historian Bill Barry and the current NASA test pilots as they talk about NASA's next x-plane projects, the X-57 and X-59, and other test flying programs
Hear from Major Trevor “Dozen” Aldridge, U.S.A.F. Thunderbird 2, about how the team’s recent flyovers have been inspiring America, how the team is staying ready during the pandemic, and about what it’s like to be a part of the famous Thunderbirds air
NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, NASA Aerospace Technology Engineer Program Manager Susan Johnson, USAF Major General Jeannie Leavitt, and United Airlines Chief Pilot MaryAnn Schaffer tell their stories about being powerful female pilots.
In 1985, the legendary Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde supersonic airliner visited EAA Oshkosh for the first time, drawing throngs of onlookers. Here’s a look back at Concorde’s first trip to Oshkosh 35 years ago.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter is one of the most secretive military aircraft in history, with much of its development in the 1970s and ‘80s shrouded in mystery. Learn more about the F-117, which visited EAA Oshkosh 1990.
Since EAA’s beginning in 1953, members had the foresight to record and archive more than 80 percent of the events that occurred at the annual fly-in. This is the comprehensive story of the first 50 years of EAA fly-ins.
15 former Apollo astronauts attended EAA Oshkosh 1994 as part of our Salute to Apollo that year, honoring the 25th anniversary of the moon landing. Watch the Theater in the Woods presentation from that year here.
Consisting of Tom Poberezny, Gene Soucy, and Charlie Hillard, the Eagles Aerobatic Flight Team was one of the premier air show acts of its day. Watch the Theater in the Woods presentation at EAA Oshkosh 1995 celebrating the trio here.
The air shows have been a staple at AirVenture for decades and draw thousands of spectators each day. Here are some highlights of the wide variety of performances that Oshkosh has seen over the past 50 years.
Four Medal of Honor recipients, Marine Corps Lt. Ken Walsh, Air Force Maj. Bernard Fisher, Army Maj. Patrick Brady, and Navy Capt. James Stockdale, were honored during a Theater in the Woods presentation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 1998.
Hoot Gibson is one of the fastest people alive. This professional air race pilot served as a naval aviator and engineer before his career as a NASA astronaut, during which he flew five missions on the space shuttle.
Lt. Col. Michael Savage tells us about the history, mission, assets, and airmen of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and hints at what we might be able to look forward to at AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.
Hear from current and past USAF Heritage Flight leaders about how they honor our US military heroes through the USAF Heritage Flight program.
Maj John 'RAIN' Waters, Lt Col Chris 'NIKE' McAlear, Andrew McKenna
The name Younkin is synonymous with EAA, AirVenture Oshkosh, airshows, and vintage aviation. Hear from Matt Younkin about flying his Beech 18 in day and night shows around the country and about some untold stories about his family's life in aviation.
Bill Brennand grew up on a farm located just off the end of what is now Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. He quickly became enamored with flying, and before long befriended air race pilot Steve Wittman.
Hear stories from Lt. Col. Ross Franquemont (USAF, retired) on his 14 years of flying the iconic U-2 Dragon Lady for the United States Air Force and see the amazing photos he took from the edge of space.
A 2nd plunge into EAA’s massive, 5-decades-plus archives. Disco to the 70s and enter the new wave 80s. (Identify the Father of ultralights, and our very own Red Devils. Plus, the Decade of the Concorde, when the "Devils" became "Eagles.")
Michael Collins joined fellow Apollo astronaut and space shuttle test pilot Joe Engle on stage with fellow astronaut and EAA board member Charlie Precourt during the Friday programming at Theater in the Woods.
Col. Frank Borman was an Air Force fighter pilot, test pilot, and then astronaut. He would fly on Gemini and Apollo missions and would serve as mission commander on the famous and historic Apollo 8 mission around the moon in 1968.
Chuck Aaron is one of only a few who fly helicopter aerobatics. He has served as a rescue pilot for NASA and helped the military design guidance and weapon systems. But his true passion is making helicopters do things many believe are not possible.
Bob Hoover is an aviation legend. During his long aviation career he has been a fighter pilot, test pilot, and world-reknowned aerobatic performer. In this interview Bob talks about learning to fly and joining the service during World War II.
The unique, high-altitude Proteus flew into, out of, and at Oshkosh during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. John Barton, Proteus’ crew chief, took some time to talk about talk about the airplane’s history and its future.