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enjoying the show!The rest of the morning was dominated by the F-2s, doing a solo display routine with two aircraft, nicely presenting their aircraft to the crowd, and furthermore two other F-2s flying several ground attack patterns, which is the intended role of this jet as a maritime strike platform. Unfortunately the sky has at this time already been dark grey, voiding the nice effect of the two-tone camouflage scheme completely out.

queuing for patchesA long lunch break gave enough time to photograph the static display and stroll through the food and merchandising area – which was an expensive trip for me this time, with all the souvenirs that could be bought… Furthermore there was a traditional Japanese music band performing in one of the aircraft hangars and it was also possible to have a close look at the special painted F-2A (53-8535), celebrating the 50th anniversary of 6 Hikotai. For this occasion the tail has been painted in F-1 and F-86 camouflage with several other spots around the airframe commemorating the different aircraft that the squadron flew in its history.

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Bell Cobra Flight

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Bell P-39 P-63 Cobras air-air at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Where? Oshkosh, WI, USA
When?July 2017

EAA Airventure at Oshkosh in 2017 saw a rare gathering of Bell Aircraft Cobras. Three P-63 Kingcobras and a P-39 Airacobra attended the ‘World’s greatest Aviation Celebration’, amongst them all Cobras belonging to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF): the P-39Q of the Central Texas Wing, the world’s sole flying P-63F of the “P-63 Sponsor Group” and the most recent addition, the P-63A of the Dixie Wing from Peachtree City, Georgia.

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Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2017

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Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2017 airshow report and photos
Where? Oshkosh WI, USA
When? 24-30/07/2017

The EAA Airventure 2017 was announced to be the bomber year! And it really became bombastic. 590.000 people attended the event in Oshkosh, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid and also saw for the first time in more than 60 years two B-29 Superfortresses flying in formation. Apart from that once again more than 10.000 aircraft flew to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, making it at that time the busiest airport in the world with approximately 123 aircraft movements per hour. For the pilots it was once again the great fly-in, and the highlight for the airshow this year were the US Navy Blue Angels.

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Bücker Bü131 / Tatra T-131 Jungmann OE-APY

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Bücker Jungmann air-air
Where? above Bavaria, Germany
When? Autumn 2015

The Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann was the first design of Bücker Flugzeugbau with a first flight in April 1934 and quickly became the standard teaching plane of the Luftwaffe. Originally around 5000 copies were build and used by many airforces worldwide, even still after the end of WWII. Many examples are left today in private hands. They are appreciated by their owners for the ease of maintainability and sheer flying pleasure.

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