One Spectacular Night Airshow

America's best airshow performers take to the air for a night in the skies at AirVenture 2011.

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The AeroShell T-6 Team flies in formation in the night sky over Oshkosh.Jon Whittle
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The T-6s flown by the team are powered by Pratt & Whitney R-1340 AN-1 engines.Jon Whittle
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The airplanes top out at a max speed of 212 mph.
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Bob Carlton’s Super Salto sailplane leaves amazing trails in the night sky.Jon Whittle
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** Hi sailplane is powered by a military-grade 225 pound thrust jet engine.**
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Carlton performed in the sailplane multiple times during the week of AirVenture.
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A long exposure tracing Carlton’s progress across the starry star.
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Airshow performer Gene Soucy flies vertically in his Grumman biplane.Jon Whittle
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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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It is also the first Grumman biplane to be used in airshows since the 1930s.Jon Whittle
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The "Showcat," as Soucy calls his airplane, is one of 1,800 Cats in use throughout the world.Jon Whittle
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A former crop sprayer, the aircraft was modified into an airshow-ready airplane over a six-month period.Jon Whittle
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**Soucy and wingwalker Teresa Stokes have taken the Showcat to aviation events throughout the country, dazzling audience members with their maneuvers.
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Fireworks brought Oshkosh's night show to an end.
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For more on AirVenture 2011, check out our Oshkosh 2011 full coverage page.Jon Whittle