Every year right before the EAA Oshkosh Air Adventure Fly-in, pilots from all over United States, Canada and even Europe arrive at the AHCW to sharpen their Formation Flying skills. Photographers and airplane enthusiast also come for the historic Warbird reunion. The public is invited to watch, hear and experience this unique event. It is all FREE, sponsored by the AHCW, with help from North American Trainers Association (NATA) and the Classic Jet Aircraft Association (CJAA). Meals and snacks are available.
Like back in Korean War times, you will be able to watch up to 16 post WWII era 1400 horsepower radial engine T28s flying in one Big Wing Formation as they thunder over the Sheboygan airport. The formations of Classic Jets, (Korean War to present fighter and trainer jets), from all around the world, will also practice their precision flying skills.
To hear the big radial engines fire up and watch the smoke and rough engines smooth out and run like a swiss watch is an experience one won’t soon forget. Imagine over a dozen doing that at once!
Schedule of Events – All times are tentative subject to change and weather dependent
Clinic start Friday at 8 ...flying at 10 am goes through Sunday at 4 pm.
Food put on by Rotary
Friday Saturday and Sunday 11:00-4:00
Breakfast served from 8:00-11:00 Saturday and Sunday
19 North American Aviation T-28 Trojans and their pilots will be practicing formation flying at the Sheboygan airport training for their performances at Oshkosh Air Adventure next week.
The T-28 Trojan was a trainer that was built right after WWII to train pilots to fly jets. The T-28 Trojan was the last U.S. trainer to use a radial engine; a Wright 1820 cubic inch, 1425 HP, motor. Itt burns about 55 gallons of high octane fuel per hour in normal cruise power settings going a little over 200 MPH. The Wright motors were mostly salvaged from WWII B-17s. This year is the 70th Anniversary of the first flight of the Trojan that occurred in September 1949. T-28s were used as a Trainer by the Air Force, Navy and Army. Many were later converted to be very effective fighter/bombers in places Laos, Vietnam, Congo, Algeria and other CIA hotspots around the world. The Navy retired the T-28 in 1984 and the Army in 1988. The T-28s at Sheboygan are all civilian owned.
Open to: Warbirds and all other Aircraft
NO – motorcycles, vehicles, snowmobiles, or ATVs can participate.
• Aircraft Flies to each really cool warbird event.
• Gets 2 cards from each table, booth, or lemonade stand. 2 cards per airport. One participant per aircraft. No fee to play. Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm. (May spill into Sunday)
• Turn in your best hand to any participating airport’s table. All airports must be visited.
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Participating Airports & Events:
SBM: Sheboygan Air Clinic
ATW: arrival & departure procedures link: https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-fly-in-flying-to-oshkosh/eaa-airventure-oshkosh-notam