OSHKOSH 2010 -- Sunday at AirVenture · · PAGE 12.
July 25, 2010: There are several "reviewing
stands" available for anyone who wants to take photos of the flight line. The
one that is nearest the International EAA sign is where we each had a chance to take some
"panoramic" photos of the area. What is noteworthy in this picture is all
the airplanes parked to the right side of the taxiway on the right half of the photo.
Due to wet and soggy grounds in the "North 40" camping and parking area
alongside runway 9/27, these airplanes are parked here temporarily.
A Ford Tri-motor airplane from the late 1920's has just landed and turned on to
the taxiway toward show center. Notice how far the parked airplanes extend to the
south alongside runway 18/36.
This photo looking toward AeroShell Square shows how the muddy conditions were
in many areas of the airport and why we were delayed in our arrival here from Saturday
afternoon, until just after 12 noon today.
Layout of the exhibit grounds have been changed this year. More large
exhibitor tents were added in the new areas. That spot in the sky above the Honda
tent is a Bell model-47 helicopter giving sight-seeing rides from the grass field Pioneer
Airport near the EAA Museum. If you have ever seen the opening credits for the
television show M*A*S*H, you have seen the Bell 47 chopper.
This photo includes the new control tower. That is Edward with his water
bottle at the right side of this photograph taking his photos from the viewing stand
During the daily airshows, the "Air Boss" controls all airport
takeoff and landings from this building. He talks to the airshow performers
providing the aerial entertainment and cues the next performer when each act is finished.
There is no curtain on this open air stage. There is the Bell 47 helicopter
again in the upper right corner of this photograph flying from left to right. This
time, the angle is such that you can see the tail boom, which is metal tubing with
aluminum skin over the structure. A large Plexiglas bubble canopy covers the pilot
and passenger seats.
Workers are preparing to fold the wings back on this airplane by the reviewing
stand. The flaps and wing control linkages have to be disconnected and the flaps
folded up on top of the wings before they can be swept backwards and stowed above the aft
portion of the fuselage.
The turboprop Aerostar (Speedstar) is seen in this photo. Homebuilder's
Headquarters is that small building with the Green Roof seen beyond the white tent seen
beyond the Speedstar.
I don't usually have folks taking photos of me on a trip like this one.
Today, here with my son, it is OK for sure, on his first visit to Oshkosh and the big show
known as AirVenture.
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