The Gosh of Oshkosh

Scenes from aviation’s annual pilgrimage

(Caroline Sheen)

A Very Zebra S-38

(Caroline Sheen)

Tom Schrade’s rare Sikorsky S-38 twin-engine amphibious reproduction answers to the name “Osa’s Ark.” The zebra paint scheme was made famous by an S-38 that filmmakers and authors Osa and Martin Johnson flew above Africa in the 1930s. Schrade’s airplane returned to AirVenture in 2010 after an absence of a few years, and a full moon came out to see it.


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