AirVenture is without a doubt
the world's largest aviation event. Held each July in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, this event
is a must-see for aviation fanatics the world over. Warbirds are always a large part of
the show, and we spent a lot of time photographing the action. Here are some glimpses of
the warbird scene at Oshkosh 2004.
by Buck Wyndham and contributor Joseph Lunetto.
There are few more pleasing sights than glowing aluminum.
This 1942 Beechcraft UC-45J (SNB-5), N12718, is owned by Pete Quotrup of Plano, Texas.
This plane is a multiple award-winner at various fly-ins around the country. Photo by Buck Wyndham
The pilot and passenger of Curtiss P-40E
N1941P enjoy a moment of reflection before climbing out of the cockpit following their
performance in the afternoon airshow. Photo by Buck Wyndham
A Boeing PT-17 Stearman biplane displays its most imposing
stance. Photo by Buck Wyndham
The Oshkosh skies are one of the few places
you can see mass formations of vintage warbirds. In this opportunistic shot, a formation
of T-28s and a formation of T-6s cross paths while going in opposite directions. Photo by Buck Wyndham
Paul Keppler, the owner of this beautiful
Canadair CT-133, fills out his logbook after the conclusion of another day's flying. Photo by Buck Wyndham