In pictures: Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2014
Lockheed Model 10 Electras at EAA AirVenture (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The hangar doors have closed on Oshkosh EAA AirVenture for another year with over 500,000 visitors having passed through the gates. Gizmag's airshow highlights coverage earlier this week hardly scratched the surface of the 1000's of gorgeous flying machines on site, so here's a closer look at the sights on offer at one of the world's biggest aviation gatherings.
Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2014 saw visitors from 69 nations in attendance for the week long event.
"Attendance was up over 500,000 visitors this year with a total increase of five to six percent," says EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. "We had over 10,000 aircraft arriving at Wittman Regional Airport and other airports in the area."
Among those 10,000 aircraft were:
997 home-built aircraft
1,050 vintage airplanes
122 ultralights and light-sport aircraft
38 aerobatic aircraft
8 hot-air balloons
- 2,649 showplanes in total (308 more than 2013)
In an effort to bring you a taste of this smorgasbord, we've complied a gallery of some of the vintage, aerobatic and military planes from the past 80 years that populated the airfield this past week. Enjoy!
Head through to the full gallery to see more.
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Born on the cold, barren Canadian plains of Calgary, Alberta, Angus MacKenzie couldn’t decide between marketing, automotives or an entrepreneurial path - so he chose all three. With an education in automotives and marketing, Angus has rebuilt the carburetor on his 1963 Rambler Ambassador twice, gotten a speeding ticket in an F430 once, and driven & photographed everything from Lamborghinis to Maseratis to various German and Asian designs. When not writing, Angus has for the past six years been Editor-in-Chief for elemente, an internationally recognized architecture/design magazine.
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I would like to see an airline start up that offers travel in a variety of veteran prop driven airplanes.
It would be a slower but much more interesting way to travel.
The Oshkosh event has to be one of the most prolific for variety. I would love to go there one day and enjoy the static and flying displays. A unique airshow.
Those are excellent photos. Some are very artistic. They are almost as good as being there.
I think there was a small airline that used Ford Tri-Motors to ferry people to an island.
Good pics ! Did you get any of the Fairey Gannet by any chance ?
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