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September 01, 2020 | 213 Views
From the VariEze and Long-EZ to SpaceShipOne, pioneering aerospace engineer Burt Rutan is known throughout the aviation community as someone always pushing the envelope. Learn more about the innovative career that’s made Burt a legend at Oshkosh.
August 31, 2020 | 71 Views
Learn more about a sharp-looking Cessna 150, a pristine de Havilland Gypsy Moth, and a rare Meyers MAC-145 in this Vintage in Review session.
August 31, 2020 | 85 Views
Learn more about three pristine taildraggers owned by women – a Cessna 170, Stinson 108, and Stinson L-5 – in this Vintage in Review session
August 31, 2020 | 43 Views
Learn more about three beautiful taildraggers owned by women – a Piper PA-18 Super Cub, Cessna 180, and Piper J-3 Cub – in this Vintage in Review session.
August 31, 2020 | 76 Views
Learn about a beautiful Aeronca Chief, an ultra-rare Luscombe Model 4, and a stunning Swift in this Vintage in Review session.
August 31, 2020 | 76 Views
Learn more about a trio of stunning vintage aircraft, a Beech Staggerwing, Pietenpol Air Camper, and a Stinson SR-5 in this Vintage in Review session.
August 31, 2020 | 29 Views
Learn more about three gorgeous vintage aircraft: the rare Aeronca LB, the world’s only known airworthy Lincoln-Page LP-3, and a 1962 Beech Bonanza in this Vintage in Review session.
August 31, 2020 | 57 Views
Learn more about a beautiful Spartan Executive, a 1946 Aeronca Champ, and a pristine Piper Comanche in this Vintage in Review session
August 28, 2020 | 65 Views
In 1986, the Rutan Model 76 Voyager became the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling. Here’s an extended look at the design and build of the Voyager, which visited EAA Oshkosh prior to its 25,000-mile journey in 1984.
August 28, 2020 | 36 Views
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.
August 28, 2020 | 44 Views
One of the largest attractions at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each day is the air show! Here are some highlights of air shows at Oshkosh from years past.
August 28, 2020 | 66 Views
As the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling, the Rutan Voyager was one of the most significant airplanes to visit EAA Oshkosh in the 1980s. Watch the Theater in the Woods presentation celebrating the accomplishment.
August 28, 2020 | 156 Views
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.
August 28, 2020 | 77 Views
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.
August 28, 2020 | 425 Views
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.
August 28, 2020 | 18 Views
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.
August 28, 2020 | 52 Views
As the aircraft that famously transported D-Day paratroopers on June 6, 1944, into Normandy, the Douglas C-47 was a crucial piece in the Allies’ air superiority during World War II. Hear from a number of C-47 pilots and a D-Day veteran.
August 28, 2020 | 31 Views
Famously flying the P-51 Mustang during World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American pilots that formed the 332nd Fighter Group and 477th Bombardment Group. Hear from a pair of Tuskegee Airmen in this Warbirds in Review session.
August 28, 2020 | 92 Views
Learn about the history of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider and its close air support capabilities from a couple of pilots who’ve flown it in this Warbirds in Review session.
August 28, 2020 | 34 Views
Two of the most-produced military training aircraft after World War II are the T-28 and T-34. Learn more about the history of these aircraft, which are still widely used in air shows, and hear from current pilots and owners.
August 28, 2020 | 93 Views
The F6F Hellcat and F8F Bearcat were used by the U.S. Navy during World War II, with the Hellcat playing a vital role in the Pacific Theater and the Bearcat, while more advanced, entering service just after the war ended.
July 18, 2020 | 255 Views
Tom Poberezny shares his thoughts and feelings of the final Oshkosh appearance of “The Eagles.”
July 18, 2020 | 328 Views
The Warbirds area is always one of the most popular places to visit during AirVenture. This year we saw a large P-51 Mustang gathering, a Col. Bud Anderson tribute, the XP-82, a newly restored de Havilland Mosquito, a Fairey Firefly, and others.
July 18, 2020 | 2687 Views
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.")
July 18, 2020 | 350 Views
Rare footage from EAA’s massive, five-decades-plus archives. Twist to the 50s and groove to the 60s. (In weeks to come, witness the ‘70s and 80s, the 90s, and beyond,,,then see them all as one video!)
July 18, 2020 | 111 Views
Notable women in aviation were featured in a special program at Theater in the Woods on Wednesday, July 24, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.
July 18, 2020 | 303 Views
Burt Rutan and Dick Rutan gave an introspective presentation of Starship to Spaceships: Fun in the Mojave during AirVenture 2019.
July 18, 2020 | 120 Views
The evening was headlined by Air Force leadership and a Green Bay-native test pilot to celebrate the Year of the Fighter and the Air Force.
July 18, 2020 | 224 Views
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.
July 18, 2020 | 1859 Views
Paul Tibbets, Jr. (1915 - 2007) made history as the pilot of Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. This 2004 interview covers his first experiences with aviation and how he joined the military.
July 18, 2020 | 5128 Views
In the late 1950s, Jim Younkin developed the first miniaturized solid-state gyro system, which would evolve into the Century and TruTrak autopilot systems. EAAers know Jim for his Mr. Mulligan and Travel Air Mystery Ship 1930s racer replicas.
July 18, 2020 | 1367 Views
Hal Weekley (1921-2010) was a B-17 pilot with the 601st Bomb Squadron of the 398th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during WWII, and the last of the WWII combat pilots to actively fly a B-17, retiring from flying EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast in 2001.
July 18, 2020 | 474 Views
Gary Austin (1970-2009) began working on warbird restorations for Ezell Aviation in 1996, and in 2001 opened his own restoration/maintenance shop called Retro Aviation. In 2004 he became crew chief on the Commemorative Air Force's B-29 and B-24.
July 18, 2020 | 1073 Views
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.
July 18, 2020 | 6994 Views
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.
July 16, 2020 | 1590 Views
From EAA's archives: Learn about Charles Lindbergh's journey in the Spirit of St. Louis in a nonstop flight from New York, to Paris, France. We also explore EAA's Spirit of St. Louis replica and what it's like to fly this unique airplane.
July 16, 2020 | 3112 Views
From the EAA vault, Magnificent Desolation: Our Journeys to the Moon profiles the astronauts of Apollo and describes each mission, along with rare NASA footage.
July 16, 2020 | 1015 Views
Over the years, people have experimented with all kinds of different designs and ideas as they tried to build the next great aircraft. This film, originally assembled by the U.S. Army Air Corps, presents a look at several of those early attempts.
July 15, 2020 | 367 Views
Scott Blue, EAA 1326730, who flew for Buffalo Airways in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, for a number of years and was featured on the television show Ice Pilots NWT during his time at Buffalo spoke recently at EAA.
July 15, 2020 | 1406 Views
Steven Hinton, a seven-time national air racing champion and pilot of the world’s fastest propeller-driven, piston-powered aircraft, recently talked about his career at the EAA Aviation Museum as part of the Aviation Adventure Speaker Series.
July 15, 2020 | 667 Views
July 13, 2020 | 18760 Views
Ray Stits (1921-2015) is a legend in the homebuilt aircraft community. Designer of 15 airplanes, Ray was also the developer/founder of the Poly-Fiber aircraft coating process. In 1953, he joined EAA (#136 Lifetime) and founded EAA Chapter 1.
July 12, 2020 | 1653 Views
In this fourth of a multi-part series, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny reflects on the founding of the organization in 1953, its growth and expansion and the resulting HQ location changes, and some of the issues that EAA has faced over the years.