Another year, another great trip up to EAA AirVenture.

Here are a few photos (and a cool video at the end) I took along the way:

^ Big boom to grab your attention. You'll see more of this (with video) at the end.

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^Camp Scholler was pretty muddy. Lots of RVs being pulled out by big John Deere 8000 series tractors.

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^ The Fairey Gannet. Didn't get to see this strange bird fly.

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^ Beautiful A-4 Skyhawk looking longingly at the C-17.

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^ The TBM Avenger makes a great rain shelter.

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^ Another shot of the A-4 after the rain let up.

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^ Bag chairs make good umbrellas, apparently.

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^ New Mustang in the Ford tent.

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^ The F-35 Mustang. It went for $200k at the annual "Gathering of Eagles" dinner.

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^ New aluminium-bodied F-150. Wrapping your knuckles on the side feels like knocking on plastic. It's weird.

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^ EcoBoost 2.7 V6.

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^ Another new F-150. They're much better looking than the 2014s in my opinion.

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^ C-17 selfie. I can never get enough of seeing this and the C-5 in person.

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^ NASA WB-57. The wingspan on this think is just bonkers.

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^ An American Airlines 757 took some veterans on an Honor Flight during the day. There was a huge crowd lined up to clap and cheer for them as they deplaned.

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^ Some guy walking around with a bird (parrot?) on his shoulder. I've seen him in years past.

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^ At the museum. This 544ci supercharged I-6 makes a whopping 260 horsepower. How times have changed.

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^ XP-51 prototype.

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^ This 1648ci V12 weighs 844lbs and puts out 421 hp. Granted, it was built in 1919.

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^1930 Model A Coupe

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^ 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton replica. The originals were powered by a 289ci Lycoming V-8. This one uses a Corvair engine to power the front wheels.

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^ Random SR20 of some sort of Volvo as we were leaving the museum.

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^ Immaculate Ford GP (jeep). It looks like it just rolled off the line.

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^ MiG!

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^ C-7 Caribou

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^ Customs and Border Protection boat with 1200hp.

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^ The legendary Colonel Bud Anderson

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^ Someone was selling this '97 Viper in the campground.

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^ Tiny Planet version of the flightline

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^ Night show Wall of Fire. Slow motion vid below: