EAA stands for Experimental Aircraft Association and they are located in OshKosh Wisconsin. Having married a northern Wisconsin girl over thirty years ago I have driven past their headquarters many many times. They have an annual airshow at the end of July each year. The attendance for the week exceeds 600,000 people annually. It is THE premiere event in the U.S. for those who love small aircraft. Thousands come and camp out on the grounds for the entire week!
I was determined to get to the show this year after passing by it for so many years. It was a very unique experience and kind of balanced out all the in-law visits that happened the rest of the week. 😉
Here is a small snippet of the total photos I took the day I was there. Click on any one of them to see a larger slideshow view along with some narrative…
There were thousands of small aircraft at the show
The old tri-motors from the 1930s
Some of the planes were more art than utility.
I was in a small 4 person aircraft in college but can’t imagine riding in something like this
This is my favorite in the Experimental class
I know it is not a plane but I am a car guy so this was my favorite pic
The B1B was just too big to get into one photo
Oh th Infamous B-29
You can just dream what the rest of this plane looked like.
The airshow was spectacularf
For a mere $200,000 you can get one of these two person drones driven by an iPad..