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.
^Camp Scholler was pretty muddy. Lots of RVs being pulled out by big John Deere 8000 series tractors.
^ The Fairey Gannet. Didn't get to see this strange bird fly.
^ Beautiful A-4 Skyhawk looking longingly at the C-17.
^ The TBM Avenger makes a great rain shelter.
^ Another shot of the A-4 after the rain let up.
^ Bag chairs make good umbrellas, apparently.
^ New Mustang in the Ford tent.
^ The F-35 Mustang. It went for $200k at the annual "Gathering of Eagles" dinner.
^ New aluminium-bodied F-150. Wrapping your knuckles on the side feels like knocking on plastic. It's weird.
^ EcoBoost 2.7 V6.
^ Another new F-150. They're much better looking than the 2014s in my opinion.
^ C-17 selfie. I can never get enough of seeing this and the C-5 in person.
^ NASA WB-57. The wingspan on this think is just bonkers.
^ 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.
^ Some guy walking around with a bird (parrot?) on his shoulder. I've seen him in years past.
^ At the museum. This 544ci supercharged I-6 makes a whopping 260 horsepower. How times have changed.
^ XP-51 prototype.
^ This 1648ci V12 weighs 844lbs and puts out 421 hp. Granted, it was built in 1919.
^1930 Model A Coupe
^ 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.
^ Random SR20 of some sort of Volvo as we were leaving the museum.
^ Immaculate Ford GP (jeep). It looks like it just rolled off the line.
^ C-7 Caribou
^ Customs and Border Protection boat with 1200hp.
^ The legendary Colonel Bud Anderson
^ Someone was selling this '97 Viper in the campground.
^ Tiny Planet version of the flightline
^ Night show Wall of Fire. Slow motion vid below: