So my Mom and Caleb went to the EAA yesterday and took a lot of pictures. Mom has been quite the shutter-bug once she got a 2GB memory card for her camera. She now has a 4GB one—which will hold over 1,000 pictures—even with her new camera!
The EAA, which stands for Experimental Aircraft Association, is actually a museum in a nearby town called Oshkosh. Every summer, they have what they call an Air-Venture Fly-in, where hundreds of people fly their plane there and they celebrate and show off their planes. It is a big thing in our area.
This plane was INSIDE the museum! Mom and her parents bought their wristbands inside the museum and had to wait in line for a while.
They got to go INSIDE this plane! They paid five dollars per person to take a short tour through a very tiny space! She thought it was amazing that eight people worked in such a little space for so long under such extreme circumstances!
A place for one of the people who operated the machine guns.
One of the machine guns!
Some ammunition. (Mom says that it is probably fake.)
Another machine gun.
One of the two propellers!
You know how in the Snoopy cartoons, he fights the Red Baron? Well, this plane is painted like the real Red Baron’s plane! It’s a kit plane, which means that they put it together, but it is still really cool.
The insides of the plane.
And lots and lots of planes take off! She said that it was a lot of fun and wishes that I could have went with. I like plane—not as much as I like trains, but they are still very cool. I hope you enjoyed our pictures!