EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 Update #4

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Photos and story by Ken Kula

Here’s your next look at the EAA’s biggest gathering of airplanes in the world. Wednesday’s show began with rain and some thunderstorms blowing through Oshkosh and the surrounding area, but conditions improved nicely, allowing both the afternoon and evening air shows to go on as planned. Here are a few photos from last Tuesday and Wednesday, days two and three of AirVenture:

Piper Cub on floats at the EAA AirVenture seaplane base.

Another arrival to the Seaplane Base in Oshkosh.

Cam Air amphibian out of the water at the Fun Zone.

Nisus gyroplane at the Fun Center… where Light Sport and many other types of “light” aircraft operate.

Grumman Albatross parked at the south end of the airport.

Aerobatics in a Beech F33C by Jim Peitz; this “C” version is fully rated for this kind of flying.

Vicky Benzing in her Stearman. Wednesday was the EAA’s WomenVenture day, featuring women’s contributions to aviation: past, present and future. 

Skip Stewart cutting ribbons.

Mike Goulian in his Extra 330SC.

Greg Koontz in his Super Decathalon.

Rob Holland in his MXS-RH.

A-1 Skyraider climbiing out from the runway during the warbird presentation.

U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight.

Heritage Flight on the break.

F-22A Raptor landing after the flight demo and Hertiage Flight.

Patriotic colors along with big tires, a flashy combination.

B-29 “Doc” overflying Oshkosh with passengers aboard. It would later arrive from nearby Appleton to take its place of honor at the Boeing Plaza.

EF-18G Growler bolters during the dusk portion of the Wednesday evening air show and fireworks display.

U.S. Navy Legacy Flight with a pair each of Corsairs and Growlers.

History was made during Wednesday evening, when this Wisk 5th Generation aircraft flew autonomously at the show… that’s correct – nobody was aboard the plane.

Finale to the Wednesday Night show, fireworks behind the Super Guppy.

Ken Kula

Assignment and Content Editor, writer and photographer A New Englander all of my life, I've lived in New Hampshire since 1981. My passion for all things aviation began at a very early age, and I coupled this with my interest of photography during college in the late 1970s. I spent 35 years in the air traffic control industry, and concurrently, enjoyed my aviation photography and writing adventures, which continue today. I've been quite fortunate to have been mentored by some generous and gifted individuals. I enjoy contributing to this great site and working with some very knowledgeable and equally passionate aviation followers.

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