EAA Oshkosh The Best AirVenture Photography

EAA Oshkosh by James P. Busha, Hal Bryan and Dick Knapinski

The Best AirVenture Photography

Format: Flex-Bind, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780760351840
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Buy from an Online Retailer
$24.99 $19.99 / £16.99 £13.59

You're invited to EAA AirVenture - a week long airshow so packed with aircraft that for one week Oshkosh's control tower is the busiest in the world.

Every year the skies over Oshkosh, Wisconsin, rumble with the sound of aircraft engines. It's the annual EAA AirVenture, a gathering of aviation enthusiasts like no other. The weeklong airshow is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) - an international organization based in Oshkosh - and is the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. EAA Oshkosh showcases the many types of aircraft that have appeared there and even offers a glimpse of the lively crowds and campgrounds.

At EAA AirVenture, hundreds of thousands of aircraft enthusiasts flock to the Wittman Regional Airport to gawk at an amazing collection of all things airborne. From handsome old canvas-covered biplanes to brawny warbirds to home-built models to massive jetliners, the traffic in the air and on the runway make the Wittman's control tower in tiny Oshkosh the busiest in the world. It's an adventure to be sure, and the highlights are all here. Organized according to aircraft types, EAA Oshkosh features:

- Warbirds

- Vintage aircraft

- Home-built aircraft

- Seaplanes

- Ultralights

- EAA firsts (i.e., the F-35, all of Burt Rutan, the SR-71, etc.)

Drawing on the EAA's photo archive dating back to 1953, EAA Oshkosh brims with fascinating stories, history, and photography. Paging through it is the next best thing to actually attending the show!

Jim Busha is the director of publications at EAA and the editor-in-chief of Sport Aviation, Warbirds, and Vintage magazines. Jim is also a contributing editor of Flight Journal and has had numerous articles published in FlyPast, Aircraft Illustrated, Classic Aircraft, and Air & Space/Smithsonian. Most recently Jim authored The Fight in the Clouds (Zenith Press, 2014) and Wings of War (Zenith Press, 2015). An avid pilot and aviation historian, Jim owns and flies a 1943 Aeronca L-3 and Stinson L-5.

Hal Bryan is EAA's Senior Editor and a lifelong, second-generation pilot and aviation geek. He's logged time in a variety of aircraft types, most of them old and weird, and he wouldn't have it any other way. He lives in Oshkosh with his wife, Muffy, and two benevolent dictators disguised as cats.

Dick Knapinski has been with the EAA staff since 1992 and has served as director of communications since 2010. He also has won numerous awards for his print and broadcast media work over the past thirty years. Knapinski is a private pilot and first attended the EAA fly-in in 1978.
Format: Flex-Bind, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780760351840
Illustrations: 240 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in / 216 mm x 216 mm

"EAA Oshkosh: the Best Airventure Photography is cozy in size though large in impact. Literally dozens upon dozens of aircraft are included with amazing photography. The writing and insights are inspirational and allow vicariously experiencing this grand aviation event-including not to be repeated visits of some aircraft. The scope of beautiful writing and world-class images, by well over a dozen world-class photographers and three top tier authors, mark this book as destined for anyone's library or wish list - Travel For Aircraft, Seattle Post-Intelligencer