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B-2 and F-117 Fly-bys, Harrier Jump Jet Added to Military Aircraft Lineup at EAA AirVenture 2007

 

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (July 4, 2007) — Appearances by three unique military airplanes have been added to an already-impressive lineup of current military aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," on July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport.

"The B-2 "stealth bomber" will make a fly-by of the AirVenture flight line on Saturday, July 28, at approximately 3 p.m. On Sunday, July 29, AirVenture's final day, the F-117 "stealth fighter" will make a fly-by between 10 and 11 a.m. All aerial demonstrations can be changed due to weather or operational needs.

In addition, the U.S. Marine Corps Harrier jump jet - always a favorite at EAA AirVenture - has been confirmed for Monday through Wednesday, July 23-25. Among the Harrier pilots schedule to be at Oshkosh will be Italian Navy Lt. Gaetano Rapisarda, who flies the aircraft as a member of the U.S. military's Pilot Exchange Program.

These military aircraft appearances add to those already scheduled for EAA AirVenture, including: U.S. Air Force F-22 "Raptors"; U-2 spyplane; C-5 and C-17 transports; T-38 trainer jets; and A-10 and F-4 "Phantom" fighter jets; an Air Force Reserve C-130 tanker; the Air National Guard F-15 and F-16 fighters; plus a KC-135 tanker; and two U.S. Navy helicopters - the MH-53C and MH-60R - plus a U.S. Navy T-45. Many of the U.S. Air Force airplanes will be at Oshkosh in support of the Air Force's 60th anniversary commemoration in 2007.

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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