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Step Back in Time at EAA's 'Good 'OL Days'

 

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (August 2, 2006) — Take a step back in time and revisit the "Good 'Ol Days" of aviation on Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pioneer Airport, adjacent to the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. This exciting weekend incorporates family-friendly activities that will bring the excitement and adventure of early flight back to life.

The sixth annual "Good 'Ol Days" showcases a collection of historical aviation pieces, which including a variety of vintage airplanes, prewar vehicles as well as a historic functional telegraph. Visitors also have the chance to purchase rides in a 1929 Ford Tri Motor, Pitcairn Mailwing, 1929 TravelAir biplane and Bell 47 Helicopter. Admission is $31 per family, which includes two adults plus all children under the age of 18. As always, EAA members are able to attend the event at no charge.

EAA "Good Ol' Days" is also a great time to meet the pilots of EAA's vintage aircraft. Dressed in period costume, these aviators will share their vast experience in flying vintage airplanes. Kids will also love the Children's Activity Center, where they can try out popular games and contests from the 1920s and 1930s. They can even learn to send and receive Morse Code!

This year's event will also feature the opening of a 1930s time capsule that was recently discovered at Pioneer Airport. Be sure to grab a front row seat when its historical contents are revealed!

In addition to the daily activities, the aviation murder mystery dinner, Dead on Arrival, will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 18-19, at 6:30 p.m. Dead on Arrival takes visitors to the set of a glamorous party thrown before the international air races. Murder and mystery ensue, making it necessary for the audience to help solve the crime! This event requires an additional fee, and reservations are recommended and can be made through the museum website at www.airventuremuseum.org or by calling (920) 426-6880.

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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