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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 – “The Year of the Bomber”

by Jim LaMalfa Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Prior to the opening of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Monday, July 24, 2017, the movie directed by Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk,” opened on Friday, July 21st worldwide. Nolan used real … Continue reading

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016… Lest We Forget!

by Jim LaMalfa Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 Amid the night airshows, rock bands and fireworks at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, July 25-31, there sounded a serious note that should not be ignored; the contributions that our American … Continue reading

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AirVenture 2015… New Challenges & Technology For General Aviation

by Jim LaMalfa I have attended EAA’s annual fly-in with my family since 1972. It was then, and is now, a showcase for everything old, new and yet to come in General Aviation. In 1972, we visited for a day, … Continue reading

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Washington Island Lions Fish Boil Fly-In

by Jim LaMalfa Approximately, 120 airplanes flew to Washington Island off the Door County Peninsula for the annual Lion’s Club Fish Boil Fly-In  on Saturday, July 19. The weather was ideal with a 20-knot southeast wind keeping landing rolls on … Continue reading

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AirVenture 2014 – A Time To Remember

by Jim LaMalfa Paul Poberezny, who founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1953, belongs to the ages now, but he was honored at this year’s fly-in at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28 – Aug. 3, 2014, as were veterans … Continue reading

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AirVenture 2013… Looking Back & Looking Forward!

by Jim LaMalfa Dave Weiman, Contributing Editor Standing at the main gates to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, July 29 thru August 4, one had to recognized and give thanks to the efforts of a young National Guard aircraft mechanic named … Continue reading

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AirVenture – Always A “Can-Do” Spirit

by Jim LaMalfa EAA’s annual fly-in (AirVenture) is one of the aviation world’s premier events, held at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, each July. This year’s event ran from Monday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 29th. Starting my day at … 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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