For one week in late July, a tiny Midwest airfield will become the world’s busiest airport.
More than 10,000 aircraft are expected to fly into Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., for the annual AirVenture event July 25-31. Hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association, AirVenture draws over 500,000 members and aviation enthusiasts from 80 countries each year to showcase every type of aircraft imaginable.
AirVenture features daily airshows consisting of professional aerial demonstrations and pyrotechnics. The weeklong aviation extravaganza also includes two nighttime shows offering audiences a rare opportunity to watch aerial acrobatics and get up close and personal with impressive aircraft types in the twilight hours.
The end of the nighttime show includes fireworks that light up the night sky, providing a spectacular backdrop to an exciting week for aviation enthusiasts in attendance.
Connor Cummings submitted this photo of a U.S. Air Force Rockwell B-1B Lancer on the flightline at AirVenture during a fireworks show. Nicknamed “The Bone,” the B-1 is the Air Force’s fastest bomber; it is capable of supersonic flight thanks to its “swing wing” design, where the wings can sweep back 67.5 degrees for high-speed flight.
Speaking of wings, how about this wing view submitted by Luke F. while aboard a Southwest flight? It is hard to beat the view from out the window.
Thanks, Connor and Luke!
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A view from the wing of a Southwest 737. (Photo submitted by Luke F.)