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June 17 is Ultralight Day at EAA's Pioneer Airport

 

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (June 8, 2006) — The fun-flying world of ultralights will be highlighted on Saturday, June 17, during EAA's annual Ultralight Day at Pioneer Airport, adjacent to the EAA AirVenture Museum.

Weather permitting, the event from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. will include more than 40 aircraft from numerous Wisconsin EAA Ultralight Chapters for public viewing. A friendly competition between pilots will take place at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., which includes a spot landing, message drop, and "torpedo run" contests.

Timm Bogenhagen, ultralight program manager at EAA, and Sean Curry, an FAA designated Sport Pilot Examiner, will also be giving presentations on the new Sport Pilot License and Light Sport category of Aircraft.

Ultralight Day gives the opportunity for local EAA chapters to come together and share their passion for flying. It is a wonderful opportunity for the public to learn about this affordable way to fly, discover more about this unique group of planes. The event is included with regular museum admission and free to EAA members.

The rain date for Ultralight Day is Sunday, June 18.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. EAA AirVenture information is also available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org.

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