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

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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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Civilian Aircraft of Interest at EAA’s AirVenture 2021 (Plus a Few More…)

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Here’s a brief bit of coverage from the aviation festivities found in Oshkosh, Wisconsin during the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the 2021 edition of AirVenture. The show featured over 10,000 aircraft in attendance (plus hundreds of thousands of pilots, crews, families, friends, etc.) over the span of a week. For your viewing pleasure:

Pipistrel Virus SW

Beech Super Kingair 360

Piper M600SLS

Tecnam P-2012

Blackshape Gabriel

PA-18R

Boeing 747-8F

Orbis MD-10-30

Cessna 206 of Samaritan Aviation 

Boeing B-747-8F

Plenty of Douglas transports on the field

Plenty of hangar sessions on the Oshkosh grounds too!

Travel Air 6000B

WACO YKC

Aeronca C-3

Lockheed 12 Electra

Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer

Formations weren’t uncommon in the skies over OSH

Howard DGA (Damn Good Airplane)

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EAA’s AirVenture 2021 = EAA AirVenture 2020 (Plus One) And Then Some!

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The AirVenture 2020 aviation celebration in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was forced to be cancelled over health concerns associated with the Covid 19 crisis. There were a number of milestones which would have been celebrated during last year’s gathering.

There will be a 2021 AirVenture, and many of the 2020 milestones will be brought forward and celebrated this year. In fact, many news releases for this year’s AirVenture include anniversaries with a “(Plus One)” distinction!

Here’s a quick look at some of the celebrations and anniversary themes that will be presented during the 2021 EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh. The (Plus One) indicates that 2020 is the real anniversary… either from the EAA’s media releases or by this editor.

Please note that these are planed events and performers, and n...

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