SOMETHING DIFFERENT AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2017

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New Shepard launch

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh announced that commercial space company Blue Origin will be showing it’s space flown, reusable New Shepard rocket and astronaut crew capsule will be a star attraction at Boeing Plaza during this year’s event from July 24 – 30.

EAA CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton said, “EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has always showcased innovation, imagination and achievement in flight, which makes Blue Origin’s presence at Oshkosh an excellent fit. As we salute the accomplishments of the Apollo program this year at AirVenture, it is also fitting that we welcome an organization that is developing the next step in the future of manned spaceflight.”

“We are very excited to come to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 and showcase our reusable New Shepard rocket and crew capsule so everyone can experience what it’s like to be an astronaut,” said Rob Meyerson, president of Blue Origin. “We hope to inspire the explorers of tomorrow, the ones who will help us achieve Blue Origin’s goal of millions of people living and working in space.”

In honor of EAA’s Space Day on July 28, Blue Origin will give away branded merchandise to the first 1,000 visitors to the exhibit on Boeing Plaza beginning at 12:30 p.m.

About Blue Origin

Blue Origin, LLC (Blue Origin) is a private company developing vehicles and technologies to enable commercial human space transportation. Blue Origin has a long-term vision of greatly increasing the number of people that fly into space so that we humans can better continue exploring the solar system. www.blueorigin.com.

About EAA

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a growing and diverse community of more than 200,000 aviation enthusiasts who promote and support recreational flying. Founded in 1953 by a group of individuals who were interested in building their own airplanes, EAA expanded its mission of growing participation in aviation to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft. The organization is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and hosts the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention every July. For more information, www.eaa.org.

 

 

September 24, 1949 – First Flight North American T-28 Trojan

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Trojan Horsemen at Oshkosh 2014

On September 24, 1949 the North American T-28 “Trojan” made its first flight.

Nearly 2000 Trojans were built between 1950 and 1957 and were used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28 was successfully employed as a Counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War.

Many Trojans still fly today like the aircraft seen above flown by the Trojan Horsemen team at Oshkosh.

T-28 at 2014 Waterloo Air Show

The high undercarriage and throaty growl from the Wright R-1300 or R-1820 radial engine make them impossible to miss at air shows all over the world.

Oshkosh Countdown – 73 Days To Go #OSH14

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 Since I’m heading down to the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton Ohio later today, it’s only fitting that I highlight their gorgeous B-25J “Georgie’s Gal” which is a regular visitor to Oshkosh.

 It’s also an opportunity to hang around with the Canadian contingent of the CAF Red Tail Squadron who are bringing the P-51-C and travelling exhibit to Port Clinton to spread the “Rise Above” message to local school kids. Retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel and Tuskegee Airman Dr. Harold Brown is hosting the event.