Here’s the official media release with facts and figures of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The massive celebration of aviation is touted as “Unlike Anything Else”, and for a week in mid-summer in Wisconsin, a huge gathering of aviation’s family and friends enjoyed almost perfect weather and unmatched sights and sounds. At the end of 2021, the organization had over 250,000 members “nearly 1000 chapters”. Words are from the EAA, photos by Ken Kula. Comment from EAA CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton:  “We introduced a tagline of ‘Unlike Anything Else’ for this year’s AirVenture event and 2022’s … Continue reading EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2022 – FACTS AND FIGURES FOR A RECORD-SETTING YEAR

Scott Jankowski’s Boeing 737 Galleries, Part 1

Scott Jankowski has “chased” airliners with his cameras for many years. As of May, 2022 over 15,000 Boeing 737 airframes have been built, and Scott has quite a group of photos which contain the Boeing twin jets. Here is the first of three galleries of B-737 airliners from his collections, beginning with some older versions – but still from this century. Stay tuned for two more collections in the next two months too! Continue reading Scott Jankowski’s Boeing 737 Galleries, Part 1

Lockheed’s Graceful Constellation

Lockheed’s Graceful Constellation The Constellation was a pre-World War II airliner design begun by Lockheed Corporation in 1937. In 1939, Transcontinental and Western Airlines (later known as just TWA) showed interest in a long ranged transport with a modest amount of seating. A few aviation luminaries were involved with the early work… Howard Hughes was a major TWA stockholder and Kelly Johnson was one of the aircraft’s designers. The L-049 was the initial version. As World War II interrupted the airliner’s development, it also took over many orders for civilian aircraft that were adapted to military service. The L-049 design … Continue reading Lockheed’s Graceful Constellation