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The Vets Turn Out For B-29 “Doc” & “FiFi”

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Issue World War II B-29 pilot and author, Richard Thomsen of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, enjoyed the afternoon airshow at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh featuring the B-29s “Doc” and “FiFi.” Thomsen wrote the book “Learning to … Continue reading

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Heavy Bombers Weekend Brings Back Memories

by Mike Nightengale MADISON, WIS. – EAA Chapter 93 hosted its third annual Heavy Bombers Weekend, July 17-19, 2015 at Wisconsin Aviation, Dane County Regional Airport, Madison, Wis. The event has set itself apart from regular airshows with a strong … Continue reading

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Heavy Bomber Weekend Lands In Madison

by Greg Reigel The week of  July 26, 2013, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast flew into Madison, Wisconsin (KMSN) to give the general public the opportunity to see – and for some, experience – an aircraft that contributed … Continue reading

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General Observations of AirVenture 2013

“Oh my gosh, how’d they do that?” by Harold Green This year EAA AirVenture, July 29 thru August 4, 2013, provided an opportunity to consider the impact of this event on General Aviation. I spent most of my two days … Continue reading

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EAA Welcomes Back CAF’s Ghost Squadron B-29 & B-24

OSHKOSH, WIS. — Two of World War II’s most iconic aircraft, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, will be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2013 as part of the Commemorative Air Force’s “Ghost Squadron.” The airplanes will … Continue reading

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Family, Friends & Fantastic Flying Machines… EAA Celebrates 60th Fly-In Convention

by Dave Weiman EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower set the tone for the week to come, July 23 thru July 29, 2012 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with enthusiasm and confidence for EAA’s 60th annual fly-in convention. … Continue reading

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First-Timers From The Midwest Fly To Sun ‘n Fun

A Look At This Year’s Spring Break For Pilots by Steve Schapiro Mike Cooper has been flying for years – first in the Air Force where he instructed in T-38s before flying F-4s and F-15s, and then for Northwest Airlines … Continue reading

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EAA AirVenture – Always Something For Everyone!

by Jim LaMalfa It is an understatement to say that this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 25–31, 2011 at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wis., had something for everyone. Hundreds of homebuilts, warbirds and vintage aircraft to see during the day, … Continue reading

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World’s Only Airworthy B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” To Return To EAA AirVenture 2011, Along With Hoover, Tippin, REO Speedwagon, Sinise & The U.S. Navy

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Flying again following a four-year renovation, the world’s only airworthy Boeing B-29 Superfortress, “FIFI,” is scheduled to make a much-anticipated appearance at EAA AirVenture 2011, July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. FIFI, which is … Continue reading

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