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Discover the Excitement of Aviation at EAA’s Family Flight Fest on April 2-3

Interactive, educational weekend at AirVenture Museum will spark interest in flight

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (March 9, 2011) — Kick off springtime by discovering the exciting world of aviation with an interactive, educational family experience at EAA’s Family Flight Fest, scheduled for Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, at EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the museum’s younger visitors can enjoy a variety of aviation-related activities that will educate and spark their curiosity in flight. They will be able to:

  • Experience the thrill of flying in the Wright Flyer and Hot Seat simulators
  • Parachute an egg safely to the ground in the “Houston, We May Have an Omelet” egg drop challenge
  • Build your own specially designed paper airplane and enter it in contests featuring the new, improved paper airplane launcher
  • Explore the museum in the Stamp Scavenger Hunt
  • Watch kid-friendly movies in the Skyscape Theater
  • Watch radio-controlled flying and model-making demonstrations
  • Assemble and fly a free glider
  • Enjoy activities and exhibits in the KidVenture Gallery

“Family Flight Fest is a great way to discover the limitless opportunities the world of aviation has to offer,” said Kathy Hanson, EAA AirVenture Museum manager of visitor services. “Families will enjoy activities together in our world-class museum dedicated to recreational flight and aviation innovations.”

Lunch will be available for purchase each day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

All of the above activities are included with regular admission (adults, $9.75; seniors age 62+, $8.50; students age 6-17, $7; children age 5 and under, free; family rate of two adults plus children, $22). As always, EAA members are admitted free to the EAA AirVenture Museum. The MaxFlight Simulator located in the KidVenture wing of the museum is also available for an additional $6.

Visit www.airventuremuseum.org or call (920) 426-6135 for more information.  

The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Highway 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA AirVenture Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit www.airventuremuseum.org.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Images from previous Family Flight Fests are available at EAA’s FTP website:
http://media.eaa.org          Username: eaamedia        Password: airventure2011

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