It was a hell of a year for Vietnam-era jet aircraft at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Not only did the USAF’s QF-4 perform at sunset, but one of the amazing demonstrations included an A-4, MiG-17 and the world’s only flyable F-100 Super Sabre ripping the skies apart in front of thousands of awestruck spectators.
One of the last USAF QF-4 Phantom Full Scale Aerial Targets performed at twilight in its Vietnam era paint scheme, with plenty of General Electric J79 racket and afterburner fire to go around. Soon the entire QF-4 force will be replaced by the QF-16.
The world’s only flyable F-100 Super Sabre with its notoriously boisterous afterburner also got into the evening mood, with it screaming by the crowd for a few burner passes.
Maybe the biggest treat for 60’s era combat jet fans was the trio demonstration of an A-4 Skyhawk, MiG-17 Fresco and the lovely F-100 Super Sabre. It’s amazing how each turbojet engine has its own distinct sound and character.
Our good friends at AirshowStuff.com shot the entire show, and these are just the highlights Oshkosh. Make sure to check out Airshow Stuff’s Twitter and Facebook page as well, they do fantastic photo and video work!
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