OSHKOSH 2010 -- Monday, AirVenture Opening Day · · PAGE 23.
July 26, 2010: Edward completed his 180-degree
scan of AeroShell Square with this photo. The first of those two DC-3s is
about to touch down on runway 18 RIGHT in the center of this photo.
I snapped this photo of the nose of the Eastern Air Lines DC-7 parked near the
B-17G on the south side of the square.
Edward took this shot with a wider view.
He then moved across the ramp to get this full profile of this pristine DC-7.
I took my photo from a position on the ramp where I could see as much of
"FLY EASTERN AIR LINES" without the propeller blades blocking the words.
Here is Edward's photo showing the "full on view" of the B-17 bomber.
We had stopped in a cafe near the flight line with big umbrellas on the tables
to shade us from the sun. We had a couple of ice cold root beer floats that were
really good in the hottest part of the day! There were a couple of Australian guys
sitting at our table on their first trip to AirVenture. We were in a good
conversation when the air show started as it usually does with sky divers showing the
colors on the way down to show center and the AeroShell aerobatic team of AT-6 airplanes
circling them and providing smoke trails over show center.
The national anthem was played and I got up to salute the flag and the Aussies
got the idea by standing up to also honor our flag.
I did not recognize the flag on the left, but the one on the right is
remembrance of POW / MIA soldiers that never came home.
Here is one the four airplanes from the AeroShell team following closely to the
course of two of his team in front of him.
These three DC-3s from the mass arrival also made a formation pass. I did
not notice if one of them took the skydivers up to make the jump.
This shot is looking across the show plane parking area toward the runway as
one of the performers makes a high-speed pass down the runway approaching show center.
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