July 22 - 24, 2022
T-28 Trojans Warbirds Return to Sheboygan
Like Top Gun Maverick,
Do you want to, “Feel the need for speed?”
The local EAA chapter and the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin (AHCW) will be hosting the return of the T-28 Trojan Warbirds July 22-24 at the Sheboygan County Airport as they prepare for the EAA 2022 Air Venture in Oshkosh. The public is invited to observe the special weekend event every day.
The AHCW is open to the public for extended hours July 22-24 9:30 am to 5 pm on Friday and
Saturday on Sunday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
The powerful and fast post WWII ex-military T-28 Trojan trainer/fighter/Warbirds will be doing Formation Training in preparation for flights at the annual EAA Event in Oshkosh. This year they plan to have the largest group of T-28s ever assembled at Sheboygan County Airport with over 25 aircraft.
You can also get up close to the AHCW’s new USAF T-33 Shooting Star Fighter exhibit, and during limited times have the opportunity to climb into its cockpits and be your own Maverick. All while hearing the sounds and sights of multiple vintage radial warbirds taxi in and out and fly overhead.
The local EAA group has refurbish a T-28 as part of the Heritage Center Display and history. The plane was one actually used by the CIA/Ravens to train Loa-Hmong pilots, like Hmong Lee Lue, that flew over 5,000 bombing and strafing missions in Laos to support the U.S. Vietnam war effort.
Adults and children will be able to climb inside actual USAF T-37 and USAF T-28 training simulators, you can get in and (gently) grab the stick and throttles to have your own TOP GUN experience! From the AHCW and the new Sheboygan County Balcony you can view the airport ramp to see the large “Gathering of Warbirds” including the T-28 Trojans and the 3000 hp AD-4 SkyRaider ( the “Angel of Vietnam”), that saved many downed Vietnam pilots. The pilots will be flying and practicing formations in preparation for their exhibition at Oshkosh Air Venture the following week.
A special guest, T-34 airshow performer and former T-28 owner Julie Clark will attend Sunday!
The Sheboygan Rotary Club will be hosting a brat fry all three days from 11:00-4:00 and Breakfast from 8:30-11 on Saturday and Sunday.
The AHCW will be offering tours of a rare 1941 Douglas DC-3 for a small fee at limited times through the weekend.
This year the Loa-Hmong are having their gathering at the Deland Park at Hmong/American memorial the same weekend. Hmong Lee Lue had over 5,000 sorties bombing and strafing during Vietnam war in T-28s and the T-28 group will be doing a special flyover to recognize their contribution.
The Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin (AHCW) is open to the public every Wednesday through Sunday without any admission charge.
Best of all -Admission is FREE! (But donations are gladly accepted and appreciated to help the AHCW continue its missions of education, youth STEM and other programs!)
Pancakes, Brats and Planes
Sheboygan Airport July 22-24 observe the Vintage T-28 Trojan Aircraft Experience.
Sheboygan Rotary Club invites you to a Brat Fry and Breakfast fundraiser while you enjoy observing and experiencing everything the Aviation Heritage Center and this event have to offer.
Friday July 22 Brat Fry 11:00-3:00
Saturday July 23 Breakfast 8:30-11:00
Brat Fry and Lunch 11:00-4:00
Sunday July 24 Breakfast 8:30-11:00
Brat Fry and Lunch 11:00-4:00