Airventure 2008 at Oshkosh – Day 2. First day of the “show”, and only one word fits: OVERWHELMING. Wandered the field to regain my bearings once again and identify targets of interest for closer exploration later this week.
Aeroshell Square early in the day, before many of the other star attractions arrive. But there is already one plane drawing a crowd. “Terrafugia” – a convertible plane-automobile! Hasn’t flown yet, but it’s here and getting lots of attention. This is apparently one of those innovative ideas that has many lives. I remember as a kid watching grainy 16mm film footage of a similar “Air-Car” with detachable wings.
Of course, this is OSHKOSH, so there is not just one, but several manufacturers of these convertible airplane-automobiles at the show, with front and center placement and coverage. Wonder what the mileage is on these bad boys?