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.
Only 22 Howard 500 executive transport aircraft were produced in the 1960’s and 2 of them appear at Oshkosh.
A rather colorful visitor to Oshkosh 2011 looking decidedly out of its element. elements actually
As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of D Day, today’s photo from Oshkosh 2012 is in memory of those who endured the horror of that day.
Celebrating 100 years of US Naval aviation in 2011.
EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast. Another great ride at Oshkosh.
Heading to Oshkosh? You need to fly the Ford Tri-Motor at least once in your life.
A wing walker at Oshkosh 2011.
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.
A riot of colour. The Saturday morning balloon launch.