I try to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual AirVenture periodically, but this year’s extravaganza (July 24-30) isn’t on my travel schedule. So, I went to the EAA website to see what I’ll be missing. Holy cow! My first visit to the show, held at Wittman Regional Airport in leafy, sleepy Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was in the 1970s and left an indelible impression. I’d never encountered so many airplanes and aviation enthusiasts in one place ...

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