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Foreigner to Headline EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Opening Day on July 28

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (May 2, 2008) — After a full opening day of flying on Monday, July 28 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, AeroShell Square will feel the power of more than aircraft, as the legendary band Foreigner takes the stage that evening, courtesy of the Ford Motor Company.

The performance, free of charge to all AirVenture guests that day, will begin at 5:30 adjacent to the Ford Motor Company Hangar on AeroShell Square.

“We know that the opening-day concert has become a favorite at AirVenture in just the two previous years that they have been held,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. “Ford has again made it possible for this popular tradition to continue by supporting the appearance of top-name musical entertainment at Oshkosh.”

Like EAA AirVenture, Foreigner is known the world over and has attracted multiple generations of fans. Led by the band’s co-founder, guitarist Mick Jones, Foreigner has sold more than 70 million albums and played at venues around the world.

Ford is proud to be a part EAA AirVenture, The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” said Kevin Keling, Ford’s corporate events manager. “We've developed a great relationship over the past decase and are very happy to help support EAA, EAA members and this great event through a variety of ways, including bringing top entertainment such as Foreigner to aviation’s annual family reunion.”

Foreigner is known for its mix of blues, rock and pop that left an indelible mark on music history. Among its best-known hits are rock classics such as “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Urgent,” as well as its international No. 1 hits “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

Ford's support of the opening-day concert at EAA AirVenture, along with the Fly-In Theater, the vehicles used during the event, and discounts on Ford Motor Company vehicles for EAA members, continues to highlight Ford’s support for EAA members. Ford will also display the latest technologies, concepts, and production vehicles at the Ford Hangar to engage EAA members and AirVenture attendees during this year’s fly-in.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket purchase, is available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org. 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.

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