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F-16 Making Its Own Weather; Scrappy Draws A Huge Crowd And Babies Flying Planes

With the big storm in the rearview mirror, Oshkosh AirVenture got back to the business of making magic, and we were there for it all.

A study in angle of attack. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning (left) and North American P-51 Mustang can stay in formation with the General Dynamics F-17 Fighting Falcon only when the pilots of the piston powered fighters push the nose down.

With Wednesday night’s meteorological madness behind us, the people at OSH did what they were there to do: Fly fast planes and take it all in! And did they ever, as you’ll see as our Art Eichmann scours the show grounds and captures some amazing sights.

"Scrappy" by Art Eichmann


It wasn't easy, but Mike Patey (of Draco and YouTube fame) got his new project, Scrappy, to Oshkosh, where it was on display at the Garmin exhibit. Patey's remarks drew a standing room-only crowd, though we're confident even the folks in back could hear the endlessly enthusiastic rock star homebuilt designer.


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