AirVenture 2011 Day 5

AirVenture 2011 wraps up with more spectacular planes and one pretty amazing night show.

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A TBM gets ready to race Roush’s P-51 Mustang. Photos by Jon WhittleJon Whittle
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Can you guess who won?Jon Whittle
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EAA KidVenture prepares the next generation of aviators.Jon Whittle
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Over at the show's KidVenture campus, children were given the opportunity to build their own model airplanes, fly in a simulator and meet some of aviation's legendary figures.Jon Whittle
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The idyllic views afforded by AirVenture's seaplane base allowed visitors a temporary escape from the crowds.
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Visitors had the opportunity to see a variety of aircraft at the base, such as this**** this Micro Mong Rocket Seaplane.Jon Whittle
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**Or this modified Cessna on floats.
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A Searay seaplane arrives at the base.Jon Whittle
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Southwest brought this 737 to the show in celebration of the company's 40th anniversary.Photographer: Jon Whittle
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A B-25 flies overhead on a cloudy day.Jon Whittle
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T-6’s in the distant afternoon clouds.Photographer: Jon Whittle
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Airshow pilot Sean Tucker in his Oracle Challenger biplane.Photographer: Jon Whittle
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**FIFI arrived midweek, after which she was put on static display and open for inside tours.
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The airplanes top out at a max speed of 212 mph.
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Carlton performed in the sailplane multiple times during the week of AirVenture.
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** Hi sailplane is powered by a military-grade 225 pound thrust jet engine.**
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According to Soucy, his airplane is the first agricultural aircraft to be used in the airshow circuit.
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Fireworks brought Oshkosh's night show to an end.