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The largest gathering of aircraft on the planet is held during the last week of July at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The EAA Air Venture promotes aviation like no other event. A week full of activities, ranging from workshops to warbirds and sea planes crossing the skies, Oshkosh is one of a kind. Aviagraphers was present to witness this year’s buzz and bizz…

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One of this year’s themes was the Boeing centennial… apart from a line-up of Boeing products, this US Navy F/A-18F dazzled the crowds during its evening air display.

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L-birds - light liaison aircraft built during and after WW 2 - another theme which saw this Stinson L-5 Sentinel among the hordes of L-1s, L-2s, L-3s, and L-4s.

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Seaplanes are welcomed at the sea plane base on Lake Winnebago, like this yellow L-4J and at the airfield.

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This Grumman Widgeon flew in from the Bahamas, and is aptly registered C6-EAU…

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A Lodestar, Ventura or a Harpoon? Well, actually this is a Howard 500 passenger upgrade of the Lockheed design, showing its classic lines in the early morning light.

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One of the most popular warbird types in the United States is the P-51 Mustang, like this example “Pecos Bill” that was pictured on its way home.

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It does not get more colorful than this! Another warbird, be it one from Europe! A former Austrian Air Force Pilatus PC-6 is basking in the warm Wisconsin evening sun.

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Skulls & bones! This Alpha Jet trainer would make a great asset for any air force; however this one is flown by a US military contractor, providing realistic air combat training.

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Harvards, or Texans, were the mostly widely used trainers during World War 2 and beyond. This pair is taking off on its way home after having spent a great week at Oshkosh!