Photos Of The Day: EAA AirVenture Takes To The Skies In Wisconsin

Throngs of aviators and aircraft enthusiasts descended on northeastern Wisconsin this week to see the best of the industry's past and future.

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Pilots and collectors from all over the world fly their planes to Oshkosh. (Photo: GE Reports)Pilots and collectors from all over the world fly their planes to Oshkosh. (Photo: GE Reports)

Throngs of aviators and aircraft enthusiasts once again descended on northeastern Wisconsin this week to catch the best of the industry's past and future.

The EAA AirVenture kicked off its annual week-long run at Wittman Regional Airport in the Experimental Aircraft Association's native Oshkosh.

The event, the world's largest yearly gathering of aviation enthusiasts, draws 10,000 airplanes and hundreds of thousands of spectators from across the globe.

In addition to the traditional attractions of airshows, vintage aircraft and stunt performers, this year's AirVenture also includes prototype electric planes, a celebration of Boeing's centennial and the first Airbus A321 to be manufactured in the U.S.

 

A Russian-made Lavochkin trainer during the afternoon airshow. (Photo: GE Reports)A Russian-made Lavochkin trainer during the afternoon airshow. (Photo: GE Reports) The sun is rising behing a restored B-25 Mitchell World War II bomber. (Photo: GE Reports)The sun is rising behing a restored B-25 Mitchell World War II bomber. (Photo: GE Reports) Warbirds during a flyover on Monday. (Photo: GE Reports)Warbirds during a flyover on Monday. (Photo: GE Reports) A vintage Pan American Airways DC-3 parked near the runway. (Photo: GE Reports)A vintage Pan American Airways DC-3 parked near the runway. (Photo: GE Reports) This year, the show even attracted the Hawaii Mars flying boat, the world’s largest water bomber. Only six of these planes were built and this one is the last one flying. (Photo: GE Reports)This year, the show even attracted the Hawaii Mars flying boat, the world’s largest water bomber. Only six of these planes were built and this one is the last one flying. (Photo: GE Reports)
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