Monthly Archives August 2021

No Longer Lightweights, LSAs and Ultralights Command Heavy Interest at AirVenture 2021

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAssorted Aviation PhotosEAA AirVentureGeneral AviationHelicopters

Opener’s BlackFly III electric VTOL Ultralight at EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

To me, “Ultralight” used to mean a non-traditional type of aircraft… usually a single seat variety with a little engine and a structure that didn’t instill a lot of confidence. Over the past few years though, my thoughts have changed a lot, for a number of reasons. 

At the EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, For me, ultralights and newer light sport aircraft (LSA) groups used to be a small segment of the annual convention, tucked away towards the south end of the airport. Now, it is now a mainstream and must-see destination at the huge event. The Fun Fly Zone contains a dedicated grass airfield for ultralights and LSAs, and was busy place during all hours except when the afternoon and evening air shows occurred...

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The Human(-itarian) Side of 2021’s AirVenture

By: Category: Air FreightersAirbusAirshowsEAA AirVentureGeneral AviationMedical Aircraft

The EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 presented the theme of humanitarian-based aviation in a big way. There were a surprising number of aircraft and organizations present at the July event. The aircraft types ranged from heavy jet transports to a small Robinson R44 helicopter, with many more in the middle of the pack. Organizations’ operating areas contrasted from worldwide aid to localized operations. Some of the people present were missionary pilots, others were disaster relief specialists, and still others were medical and logistics professionals.

Two weeks prior to AirVenture, the EAA released a media advisory which, in part, stated:

July 8, 2021 – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is hosting a special attraction this year that will highlight humanitarian aircraft that focus on providing medica...

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Airline Colors #6 – Sports Teams!

By: Category: AirlinersAirlinesAviation PhotographySpecial paintUncategorized

Here’s a collection of airliners wearing tributes to sports teams and legends from around the world.

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