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photos courtesy of Doug Johnson

Update from Oshkosh

This is only a fraction of the total warbirds trainer demonstration today. There were three squadrons flying simultaneously of which this was the smallest

Doug Johnson, one of our UVU School of Aviation Sciences students and student/employees, is at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this week and will be sending a little Oshkosh our way as often as he can. Here’s his first post:

I have never been to Oshkosh before. First impression? No wonder it is a week long! I have never seen so many aircraft and so many aviation things to do and see! Today after my shift I just wandered a little bit and of course I wound up in the warbirds section. Five B-25s and around a dozen P-51s, not to mention the B-17G that flew over me in the morning. Airplanes and helicopters and all sorts of aircraft have been arriving and departing and performing and sightseeing nonstop all day. It’s almost too much for the senses to take in.

I did manage to stop by our to see our Commemorative Air Force (CAF) friends and look at their B-24 liberator. These are the same CAF folks that brought FIFI to us. They are here at Oshkosh like everyone else to show their enthusiasm and excitement about aviation.

After the show we were invited to celebrate AOPA’s 75th year and attend the party commemorating their “diamond anniversary.” The current President of the AOPA spoke and accepted a recognition award from the CEO of Piper. After the toast we mingled and ate some delicious food by the lakeside at the yacht club with a few other schools and various representatives from their respective aviation businesses. I definitely wasn’t expecting to a part of that!

With day #1 down I am very excited to start day #2 and see what’s in store.

photos courtesy of Doug Johnson
photos courtesy of Doug Johnson

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