EAA Launches Next Century of Flight

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September 2004

Oshkosh! For any GA pilot who’s been around for a while, it makes the heart beat faster. Once a year, Wittman Regional becomes the world’s busiest airport, with over 10,000 arrivals in less than a week.

Static displays this year featured a mammoth Air Reserve Command C-5A Galaxy transport, along with historic aircraft including the C-141 “Hanoi Taxi” that ferried POWs home after the end of the Vietnam War. A wide range of other military aircraft visited, including a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, AV8B Harrier, F-15 and F-18.

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