Vintage jets to fly at EAA AirVenture 2018

Spectators watch the air show during EAA AirVenture 2017. (Photo submitted by Kyle Kienitz)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- The beginnings of jet technology will be on display at next year's EAA AirVenture.

What EAA calls a "rarely seen gathering" of vintage jets is scheduled to take place at the annual fly-in convention next July in Oshkosh.

The oldest flying original jet in existence, a World War II-era British Meteor, is scheduled to appear. British Vampire and Venom jets are also scheduled to be in Oshkosh, as well as American T-33 "Shooting Star" and F-86 "Sabre" jets, and a Soviet-era MiG-17.

“Classic jets have been part of the EAA AirVenture warbirds lineup for a number of year, but to include rare British aircraft such as the Meteor, Venom and Vampire makes the 2018 gathering even more special,” Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, said in a news release.

AirVenture is scheduled for July 23-29, 2018.

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