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July 27, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - Every year Oshkosh can claim to have the most diverse and unmatched collection of aircraft on the planet. This year is no exception, so let’s take a peek at what’s in store for the week.

Virgin Galactic mother ship (VMS) Eve (July 27-August 1): Born as WhiteKnightTwo, VMS Eve is the next generation of civilian space carrier vehicles.

Airbus A380 (July 28-31): The world’s largest passenger airliner, which will also be open for public tours during its stay in Oshkosh.

Erickson S-64F Air-Crane Helitanker Elvis (all week): A heavy-duty, twinengine firefighting helicopter that will make aerial demonstrations.

1934 Klemm mission aircraft and Comper Swift (all week): Shipped from Australia, these airplanes are associated with the Fly for Life public-benefit aviation program.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Predator B (all week): Unmanned aerial platform technology on display at the Federal Pavilion.

U.S. Air Force C-5M (July 31-August 2): The newest upgrade of the USAF’s huge cargo aircraft.

Avro Lancaster bomber (July 27-31): World War II bomber in Oshkosh to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of flight in Canada.

Silver Dart replica (all week): A faithful re-creation of the aircraft that made the first flight in Canada back in 1909.

1909 Wright B Flyer replica (all week): A flying example of the Wright brothers’ second-generation aircraft, direct from Dayton, Ohio.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 (July 26-27): A brief stay at Oshkosh for one of the famous performers.

Lockheed P-38 Ruff Stuff (all week): A rare flying example of the World War II aircraft that changed the tide of the war in the Pacific theater.

Japanese Zero: Vintage warbird rarely seen in the United States.

1932 Pitcairn PA-18 Autogiro (all week): The world’s only flying example of this forerunner of the modern helicopter.

Electric aircraft/flying cars: The latest technologies from a variety of companies showcasing what’s ahead.

Grimes Flying Lab: One-of-a-kind airplane that played a key role in aircraft lighting development.

Aircraft type anniversaries celebrated this year include the 80th for the Pietenpol Air Camper, 60th for the T-28 warbirds military trainer, and the 50th for the Cessna 150/152.

FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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