Here is a montage of visuals from the EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2012 and the South African camp which was run by Neil Bowden of Air Adventure Tours. This is an absolute must for anyone interested in aviation and the SA camp is the place to be as you will see in the video. The camp is really well organised with your tents already set up before you arrive, breakfast and dinner provided at the camp for a nominal fee as well as live entertainment. So if you have ever thought about going, give Neil at Air Adventure Tours a call and book your spot for next year. You won’t regret it!
You’ve seen my pictures but Hilton Mundy and I were primarily at Oshkosh filming for ShotFinalTV. We are both busy making our way back to South Africa but here is a quick timelapse Hilton edited to give you an idea of EAA Airventure 2012. An amazing week-long celebration of aviation, condensed into a minute and fifteen seconds for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
On the last day of the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh we were all looking forward to the night airshow. I had footage of one on TV before but never in real life. They attach fireworks to the wings of the aircraft and they fly their usual aerobatics display with what looks like a trail of stars behind them, it was definitely a first for me and amazing to watch.
On Friday I signed up to go into the ‘pit’ which was across the crowd line and close to the runway reserved for a select few photographers each day. I was filming most of the afternoon but did manage to get a few snaps of the showcase display by this F-18 Super Hornet fighter jet.
The Oshkosh Airventure show just got busier and busier towards the end of the week with more people and more aircraft arrivals so I didn’t have much of a chance to post but here are some pictures from day four.
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After some rain overnight we had a cooler morning as we went straight down to the flight line waiting for one of the Blue Angels to fly in when this huge C 17 arrived.
The rest of the morning was spent checking out all the airplane parks that we hadn’t seen yet. I still can’t get over just how many planes are perked here. In the afternoon it was time for another airshow display which was fantastic. It started with an hour of warbirds.
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