Day One at Oshkosh Airventure

Day one at Oshkosh Airventure was a doozy. And how could it not be? With about 500,000 visitors and 10,000-odd planes – from DC-3s and B-17 Bombers to all sorts of one-of-kind, home-built aircraft (like this continent-crossing copter) – it’s the premier aviation event of the summer. Heavy rain in the days leading up to the event, which many have been calling Sloshkosh, had us a bit concerned that crowds would be smaller than usual. But at Hangar B, home to the Red Canoe booth, things looked as busy as ever!

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Pitch a tent under the wing of your plane and get comfy. It’s camping – Oshkosh-style.

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Monday morning, 8:50 a.m.: The crowd eagerly awaits the start of the day at Hangar B, home to Red Canoe’s booth.

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Meet Goliath: The supremely powerful S-64 Skycrane. Total lift capacity: 5000 pounds.

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Ever wonder what the world’s busiest control tower looks like? Well, kinda like any other control tower.

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It’s a bird! It’s a whale! It’s the U.S. Air Force drone!

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No better way to end the day than with some tunes courtesy of Jerry’s One Man Band – an Oshkosh fixture for 24 years.

Stay tuned for more photos – and perhaps a bit of video – from Oshkosh Airventure 2010.

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