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Event Report
Event Reports - EAA AirVenture 2005

Thursday, July 28 - Part 2
EAA AirVenture 2005
Created: 07/31/2005
Updated: 07/31/2005
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Article by Steen Staff
 
Here are some more pictures from Thursday...


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This Hawker Hunter has smoke generators installed on each wing.  
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This immaculate, highly polished F-86 Sabre had all the panels open. Many folks consider this one of the most beautiful airplanes ever built.  
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This FJ Fury is a very rare example of an early jet fighter. This was the predecessor to the F-86 Sabre.  
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The Dornier seaplane is seen over a T-28.  
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Chuck Burin stands next to a Turbine Legend. Chuck flies Bird Dogs and Mohawks for the American Wings Air Museum.  
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You can find nearly anything at AirVenture. This is one of the popular message posting boards.  
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This gentleman entertained the crowd with fascinating tales of his time with the B-17.  
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It's always good to talk to those who were there and hear about their experiences.  
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Honda was displaying its newly-developed turbofan designed for high efficiency in small jet aircraft.  
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The HondaJet only appeared for afew hours, but attracted a great deal of attention. This sleek plane is only a test aircraft, but was designed taking the possibility of production into account.  
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The engines are mounted over the wings to reduce cabin noise.  
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The HondaJet is very, very quiet in the air, even at high speed.  
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The Global Flyer remained a popular display.  
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The White Knight sports distinctive mission markings.  
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Old and new: two aircraft that revolutionized aviation history.  
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A C-130 crew member watches the airshow from atop the Hercules.  
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Van's Air Force is seen over an A-10.  
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Van's Air Force treated attendees to a fine display of formation flying.  
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These folks are admiring a real OX-5 engine, the motor used in the Curtis Jenny and other WW1-era planes.  
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Cheryl, Dave, and a customer enjoy the airshow.  
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Four Trimotors... two more were flying around as well. Very, very cool!  
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Old enemies make peace... in 1944, these planes served on opposite sides. Today, the Dornier and Liberator are both true classics.  
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The Dornier is very stately in flight.  
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The Dornier lands after the Trimotor fly-by session.  
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The Heritage Flight featured several of the premier fighters of their respective eras.  
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The Heritage Flight breaks off.  
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The Aeroshell team is always impressive.  
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Aeroshell puts on a very graceful show.  
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Sean D. Tucker begins his high-energy routine with a rolling dive.  
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The Airshow Stars of Tomorrow put on a good show.  
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Howard Pardue's Bearcat demo was impressive, to say the least. This plane has a LOT of power.  
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Jake and a friend commit aviation on a small scale.  
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Basler Flight Service is lcoated on the other side of Wittman Airport. They have some very interesting things in their yard... they specialize in converting DC-3s and other old propliners to turboprops. These are zero-time airframes by the time they're done!  
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These two rabbits were happily playing under the tail of a cannibalized DC-3.  
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The sun sets over a couple of planes waiting their turn to be overhauled... they will see a new dawn after they're reworked.  
 

Other entries in this series:
     Sunday, July 24 - Setup Day    July 24, 2005
     Monday, July 25 - Opening Day    July 25, 2005
     Tuesday, July 26    July 26, 2005
     Wednesday, July 27 - Part 1    July 27, 2005
     Wednesday, July 27 - Part 2    July 27, 2005
     Thursday, July 28 - Part 1    July 28, 2005
      » Thursday, July 28 - Part 2    July 28, 2005
     Friday, July 29 - Part 1    July 29, 2005
     Friday, July 29 - Part 2    July 29, 2005
     Saturday, July 30 - Part 1    July 30, 2005
     Saturday, July 30 - Part 2    July 30, 2005

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