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In pictures: Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2014

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August 8, 2014

Lockheed Model 10 Electras at EAA AirVenture (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)

Lockheed Model 10 Electras at EAA AirVenture (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)

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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:
  • 2,649 showplanes in total (308 more than 2013)
  • 997 home-built aircraft
  • 1,050 vintage airplanes
  • 303 warbirds
  • 122 ultralights and light-sport aircraft
  • 91 seaplanes
  • 40 rotorcraft
  • 38 aerobatic aircraft
  • 8 hot-air balloons

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!

Embraer Phenom 100e on display for a select clientele (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
F-86 Sabre was used extensively in the Korean War (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Two Yakovlev Yak-52TW's flying formation (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Oracle aerobatic plane cutting ribbon number three in the inverted position (Photo: An...
A Stearman bi-plane waits out the storm (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Albatros trainers in formation (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)

Head through to the full gallery to see more.

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Angus MacKenzie 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. When not writing, Angus has for the past six years been Editor-in-Chief for elemente, an internationally recognized architecture/design magazine.   All articles by Angus MacKenzie
4 Comments

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.

oldguy
9th August, 2014 @ 06:52 am PDT

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.

Bob809
11th August, 2014 @ 02:02 am PDT

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.

BigGoofyGuy
11th August, 2014 @ 06:11 am PDT

Good pics ! Did you get any of the Fairey Gannet by any chance ?

Martin Hone
12th August, 2014 @ 02:32 pm PDT
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