“Tora! Tora! Tora!” is the Commemorative Air Force’s recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of America’s involvement in World War II.
Designed as a living history lesson, the intent of the Tora group is to help generations of individuals throughout the world born after World War II understand that war does not discriminate in the pain it causes and that courageous individuals on both sides lose their lives.
During EAA Airventure 2013 in Oshkosh, WI, Other People’s Airplanes had an exclusive opportunity to talk to the members of the Tora, Tora, Tora Team. They allowed us to mount GoPros in and on their historic warbird aircraft, work with their pyro team during the performance, and station cameras across different parts of the airfield during their performance. More than a dozen cameras, filming across two days, over a year of editing and the tireless hard work of the entire OPA team resulted in this special feature. We hope you appreciate this tribute to “Tora! Tora! Tora!”.
We chatted with Rob Reider for quite a while at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014. We talked about everything from how he got into airshow announcing and Sporty’s instruction series, to what he takes to airshows and how he handles when the unexpected happens.
EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014: Rob Reider[ 18:02 ]Download
See the Sonex Aircraft SubSonex JSX-2 jet fly at Oshkosh 2014. With 4 cameras in the aircraft when it flew in the Tuesday airshow, you can see this incredible hombuilt up close and personal.
The SubSonex JSX-2 is the second generation SubSonex prototype that has many new and exciting improvements over the original JSX-1. The JSX-2 now has fully retractable gear, a larger fuel tank, a larger cockpit, and much more.
We got a chance to talk with Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014. She talked about everything from her new school in St. Augustine to what’s next in her career.
Her new flight school is the Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School in St. Augustine, FL. Her and her team of instructors do aerobatic lessons in a Super Decathlon and an Extra 300L, to ease pilots into not only flying aerobatics, but learning how to use the entire flight envelope to be a safer and better pilots.
She is also working on a new Finishing School course where pilots who need to do a flight review, haven’t flown in a while, or just want to brush up, can take the course and get some of those bad habits out of their flying. Skills like keeping the ball centered on climb out or not slipping in turns will be worked on and perfected through the course.
Patty said that she is always looking for the next cool airplane to fly so we asked her to name a few. Her list includes:
* Grumman Bearcat
* Grumman Tigercat
* North American F-86 Sabre
Find out more about Patty and her school on her website, http://pattywagstaff.com. The Instruction link on the side has information and pricing at her new school.
EAA Airventure 2014: Patty Wagstaff[ 7:38 ]Download
We take a minute to talk to some attendees at the Uncontrolled Airspace (UCAP) Tiedown Party to ask them their thoughts on what makes Oshkosh special.
The UCAP Tiedown party is an evening event where listeners of the Uncontrolled Airspace podcast gather to talk airplanes, drink beer, and enjoy the company of fellow pilots and friends.
We asked the attendees:
* Why they came to Oshkosh
* How many years they have been coming
* About their first trip to the show
* Favorite thing about Oshkosh
* What they were most looking forward to seeing/doing this year
* Favorite airport destination
* Favorite airplane they have never flown
In this episode, David takes a look at two of Whelen’s newest aviation lighting products, the Parmetheus and the Orion. These lights are designed to be a direct replacement for existing bulbs which means that an STC is not required. The LED technology reduces electrical load while simultaneously increasing service life and light output.
In this episode David talks with Dan Jacobs, founder and president of Vedalo HD sunglasses. Dan describes some of the unique features and technology that go into their unique glasses and why 85% of air show performers at OSH13 were wearing their glasses.