A Martin Mars delivered the only moisture on an otherwise sunny day on 25 July in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, dropping 7,200gal of water from nearby Lake Winnebago on a simulated firefighting run over the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in.

Photos by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.

Martin Mars water bombing

The world's largest waterbomber, the Martin Mars, makes a water drop over the show.

Martin Mars fly-in

The Martin Mars, world's largest water bomber and the only airworthy aircraft of its type, performs during the airshow.

Commuter Craft

The new Commuter Craft experimental amateur build aircraft, featuring three wing surfaces for stall protection and reduced landing speeds, makes its Oshkosh AirVenture debut.

Cessna Denali mockup announcement

Textron Aviation executives introduce the cabin mockup and branding for the single-engine turboprop Cessna Denali.

B-29 FiFi

Crowds welcome FIFI, one of only two airworthy B-29 Superfortress, World War II-era bombers after its arrival.


The Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team performs over the show.

Cirrus SF50

The Cirrus Vision SF50 returns to Oshkosh after completing a morning demonstration flight.

Super Stearman

Wingwalker Ashley Key waves to the crowd as pilot Greg Shelton pulls out of a loop in their 450 Super Stearman.


A Prescott Aeronautical Pusher arrives at the show.

Patriotic homebuilt

American flags fly aboard a particularly patriotic home-built aircraft.

C-123 Provider

A C-123 Provider lands at the show.

Oshkosh parrot

A parrot catches a ride with a volunteer on his scooter in a uniquely Oshkosh moment.

Source: FlightGlobal.com