08/01/2011 12:17 pm ET | Updated Oct 01, 2011

2011 Oshkosh Airventure Takes Off (PHOTOS)

Festivities from the 2011 Oshkosh Airventure are just wrapping up as we type, and as our photos come back from the dark room we're sending them straight out to print.

As far as air shows go, one can do no better than the Oshkosh Air Venture in Wisconsin. Your typical small town air show this is not. Sure, they've got the warbirds and the experimental planes and the helicopters and the commercial jets -- in sheer volume of hardware here there is no doubt.