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EAA AirVenture/Oshkosh 2011 – Comoco Plaza static, Basler Turbo area, Flightline, On display & On the move (Grant Robinson)

Comoco Plaza static:
This collection built up as the week went along to serve as a static area for the final weekend public airshow. 5 new types being made here with Rutan Grizzy, Rutan Catbird, Rutan Solitaire and the Williams V-Jet being firsts for me. Dropped the Rutan Boomerang which I saw at Mojave in 1996.

6562 Aerospatiale MH-65C Dolphin Traverse City/USCG c/n 6247
N586JB Airbus A.320-232 JetBlue c/n 2160
N514RS Beechcraft 2000A Starship c/n NC-51
164172/E/5-TW-5 Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor VT-2/USN c/n GL-352
161197/G/327/197 Beechcraft TC-12B Super King Air VT-35/USN c/n BJ-13
162064/E-100 Bell TH-57C Sea Ranger HT-8/USN c/n 3739
NX529B Boeing B-29A Superfortress “Fifi” coded “A” c/n 11547
165875/SD-120 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet VX-23/USN c/n F035
58-0004 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 153rd ARS/Mississippi ANG/USAF c/n 17749
N7755L Cessna R.172G Skyhawk USAF Academy c/n R172-0431
NX44VY Curtiss D Pusher replica c/n 01BC
N317AF Diamond Aircraft DA.40 Diamond Star USAF Academy c/n 40.1061
160050/050 Douglas C-9B Skytrain II VR-52/USN c/n 47699
N1XP Douglas DC-3C c/n 4733
87-0278/WI red General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon 176th FS/Wisconsin ANG/USAF c/n 5C-539
NC18097 Lockheed 12 Electra Junior c/n 1250
160770/PC-9 Lockheed P-3C Orion VP-6/USN c/n 5679
161591/44-P-4 Lockheed P-3C Orion Patrol Wing 11/USN c/n 5764
N601NA Lockheed S-3B Viking NASA ex 160607 c/n 394A-1187
165598/A/1-TW-101 McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk TW-1/USN c/n C056
N712Z Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero “X-133” c/n 3869
NX61429 North American P-51C Mustang “A4-2” c/n 103-26199
159713/713 North American/Rockwell T-2C Buckeye VX-20/USN c/n unknown
08-3919/XL yellow Raytheon Beechcraft T-6A Texan II 85th FTS/47thFTW/USAF c/n PT-478
166064/E Raytheon Beechcraft T-6B Texan II VT-3/USN c/n PN-55
N24BT Rutan Boomerang c/n 001
N57KS Rutan Defiant c/n 086
N80RA Rutan Grizzly c/n 001
N26MS Rutan LongEz c/n 115
N57JP Rutan LongEz c/n 1023
N187RR Rutan M81 Catbird c/n 001
N142SD Rutan Solitaire c/n 6
N57LG Rutan VariEze c/n 57Z
N99VE Rutan VariEze c/n 1180
162504/TB-17 Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Stallion HM-15/USN c/n 65-516
166294/HU-02 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk HSC-2/USN c/n 70.2760
N222FJ Williams V-Jet II c/n 001

Basler Turbo Conversions:
Did this area which is to the North side of the airfield and involves a car
journey around the airfield to be able to read any of this off. This lot
were noted in the pouring rain on the morning of 27th July when it was too
wet to be walking around the showground. Some of these were fuselages only
and were stored across the main road in a field. Easily missed if you didn’t
know they were there.

C-GHGF Basler BT-67 “POLAR 6” in hangar c/n 25964
N300BF Basler BT-67 c/n 15299/26744
N337BF Cessna FTB.337G Milirole c/n FTB337-0061
N114BF Convair 440-51 c/n 146
N100BF Douglas C-117D Skytrain ex US Marines 50796 c/n 43361
N102BF Douglas C-117D Skytrain ex 17216 c/n 43334 (natural metal fuselage
only on belly. US Navy 17126 just about
readable. Code “115” on nose)
N21BF Douglas DC-3 c/n 9832
N47060 Douglas DC-3 ex 43-9095 c/n 19060
N57123 Douglas DC-3 ex 44-76837 c/n 16422/33170
N843MB Douglas DC-3 c/n 17218/13228
XA-RPN Douglas DC-3 c/n 2167 (now actually N22357, but still wearing XA-RPN)
N23SA Douglas DC-3 (Conroy Tri-Turbo Three) c/n 4903 Stored across road.
N61981 Douglas DC-3A c/n 2216
N115NA Douglas DC-3C c/n 11625 Stored across road
N3433E Douglas DC-3C ex 42-100995 c/n 19458 Stored across road
N683LS Douglas DC-3C c/n 43084
N8610 Douglas DC-3C c/n 14170/25615
N88874 Douglas DC-3C ex 42-92847 c/n 12693 marked “42847/EN”
52-8683 Piasecki CH-21B Workhorse EAA AirVenture Museum c/n B45


Nearside Flightline:

N991GM North American AT-6C Texan “Aeroshell 5″c/n 88-17575
N3267G North American SNJ-5 Texan “Aeroshell 2” c/n 88-15114
N7462C North American T-6G Texan “Aeroshell 3” c/n 121-43211
N791MH North American T-6G Texan “Aeroshell 1” c/n 182-478

Farside Flightline: This collection build up as the week went on….

165677/NJ-100 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-122/USN c/n 1512/F016
164169/E Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor VT-2/USN c/n GL-349
160984/G-4 Beechcraft T-44A King Air VT-31/USN c/n LL-36
163733/25 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet VFA-125/USN c/n 803/C093
163656/B/2-TW-200 McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk TW-2/USN c/n A058
761548/AF-101 Northrop F-5N Tiger II VFC-111/USN c/n L1023
761565/AF-110 Northrop F-5N Tiger II VFC-111/USN c/n L1040
761574/AF-103 Northrop F-5N Tiger II VFC-111/USN c/n L1049
761575/AF-114 Northrop F-5N Tiger II VFC-111/USN c/n L1050
64-13240/BB Northrop T-38A Talon 1st RS/9th RW/USAF c/n N5669

Aerobactic Aircraft Parking:

This was a small area between the Vintage and Homebuilt areas and just behind the nearside flightline close to Comoco Plaza. A new type here for me in the shape of the the 2 Thunder Mustangs.

N138A Lancair Legacy 2000 c/n L2K-138
N313CH Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III c/n 3017
N251GA Thunder Mustang c/n AITM016
N352BT Thunder Mustang c/n JHTM017


On display near to Warbirds area:

4326 red Chengdu F-7 (MiG-21) N21MG EAA AirVenture Museum c/n 1603
48-0868/FT-749 Lockheed P-80C Shooting Star EAA AirVenture Museum c/n 080-2125
53-5250/TR-250 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star falsely marked as “62-95073″/TR-250 EAA AirVenture Museum c/n 580-8589
47-1498/FS-282 Republic F-84C Thunderstreak EAA AirVenture Museum c/n unknown
4115 Shenyang F-2 (MiG-15bis) N15MG EAA AirVenture Museum c/n 1411

On display near EAA AirVenture exhibition entrance:

51-8627/TR-627 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star EAA AirVenture Museum c/n 580-6411

On display on main road near EAA AirVenture Museum entrance:

52-1993/FU-993 North American F-86H Sabre EAA AirVenture Museum c/n 187-19

On display near to EAA AirVenture Museum:

(N32536) 53-2536 Northrop F-89J Scorpion falsely marked as “32536” EAA AirVenture Museum c/n N.4661

On the move: (landing, departing or flew past during the week and not noted elsewhere on the ground)

N8194R Beechcraft 55 Baron c/n TC-1763
N7700 Beechcraft 95-B55 Baron c/n TC-1159
N823EB Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350 c/n FL-227
N5268 Beechcraft T-34 Mentor “55268/E-46 US NAVY” c/n G-825
N34MK Beechcraft T-34A Mentor 33327/HM-27 c/n G-88
N20M Beechcraft T-34B Mentor 870 c/n BG-204
N35MT Beechcraft V35 Bonanza c/n D-8338
N27WC Bell 206B JetRanger III c/n 04269
N951WN Boeing 737-7H4 Southwest Airlines c/n 36665
N5017N Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 2102516/30-H/W c/n 8649
N518FX Bombardier Aerospace Challenger 300 c/n 20046
N12613 Cessna 172M Skyhawk c/n 172-62113
C-GEKJ Cessna 177B Cardinal c/n 177-02336
N6955V Cessna 182H Skylane c/n 182-56630
N2012F Cessna 182T Skylane c/n 182-81769
N9835A Cessna 195A Businessliner c/n 7528
N222SJ Cessna 210L Centurion c/n 210-59732
N7522Q Cessna 310Q c/n 310Q-0022
N68T Cessna 337E Super Skymaster c/n 337-701224
N606MG Cessna 525 CitationJet “97-0231/MG” c/n 525-0231
N5GA Cessna P.210N Pressurised Centurion c/n P210-00189
N447SR Cirrus Design Corp SR20 GTS c/n 1717
N92CD Cirrus Design Corp SR22 c/n 0299
N8118 Dallair Aeronautica FR 100 Snap c/n 1113
N378PJ Europa Aviation Europa c/n 363
N147DW Glasair GS-2 Sportsman c/n 7332
N70AL Grumman G.21G Turbo Goose c/n 1226
N68102 Grumman G.44 Widgeon c/n 1351
N7025N Grumman HU-16C Albatross “141262” c/n 409
N15QB Hawker Beechcraft 900XP c/n HA-0101
N151PT Lancair Legacy 2000 c/n L2K-118
N722B Lancair Super ES c/n ES-128
N423RG Lancair Super ES c/n SES-181MB2
N276KM Light Aero Avid Flyer Mk.IV c/n 1593D
161723/7 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B Hornet Blue Angels c/n 73/B022
N3698N Mooney M.20G Statesman c/n 680041
C-GPFS Mooney M.20J 201 c/n 24-3398
C-GMYJ Mooney M.20J 201 c/n 24-0733
C-GTAF Mooney M.20R Ovation c/n 29-0460
N54TB Neico Aviation Lancair IV c/n LIV-229
N777PC Neico Aviation Lancair IV-P c/n LIV-481-P
NX91AW North American T-28B Trojan “138356/D-752” c/n200-427
NX649DF North American T-28C Trojan “140649/0649/XE” c/n226-226
64-13217/BB Northrop T-38A Talon 1st RS/9th RW/USAF c/nN5646
NC2755M Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser c/n 12-1240
N54748 Piper PA-23-250 Aztec E c/n 27-7554062
N6172P Piper PA-24-250 Comanche c/n 24-1273
N32761 Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior c/n 28-7515232
N5509W Piper PA-28-160 Cherokee c/n 28-597
N65KF Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow c/n 28R-30906
N2146U Piper PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV c/n 28R-7931096
C-GOWD Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche c/n 30-748
N328KK Piper PA-31T2 Cheyenne IIXL c/n 31T-8166068
N2185G Piper PA-32RT-300 Turbo Lance II c/n 32R-7985044
N31JA Quest Aircraft Kodiak 100 Tiger scheme c/n100-0042
N511RP Rans S-7 Courier floats c/n 1101313
N800RC Raytheon Hawker 800XP c/n 258660
N636DD Robinson R-44 Raven c/n 0974
N7764B Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander c/n 3235
N5607V Stinson L-5B Sentinel “02766 OY-1 US Marines” c/n 2946
N5UA Van’s RV-6 c/n 25103
N515DB Van’s RV-6 c/n 60413
N329JR Van’s RV-6 c/n 23344
N660PC Van’s RV-6 c/n 20925
N856RH Van’s RV-6 c/n 22032
N956DM Van’s RV-6 c/n 24134
N298TC Van’s RV-6A c/n 21780
N727CT Van’s RV-7 c/n 72701
N1359L Van’s RV-7A c/n 73092
N247ST Van’s RV-7A c/n 71941
N119TB Van’s RV-7A c/n 71612
N881RV Van’s RV-8A c/n 81574
N616LM Van’s RV-8A c/n 81364
N888BZ Van’s RV-8A c/n 81092

I dropped N7025N (141262) Grumman HU-16C Albatross having seen this Bob’s Air Park in Tucson October 1990..


Grant Robinson

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