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EAA Skiplane Fly-In Set for Saturday, Jan. 19

More than 25 skiplanes expected to fly in for free event at EAA’s Pioneer Airport

January 7, 2013 – One of the area's most colorful events of the season, the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the EAA AirVenture Museum’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh.

In past years, more than 25 skiplanes landed at Pioneer Airport to participate in the event, showcasing this unique segment of flight that is quite popular throughout many parts of North America. This event is another outstanding way that EAA welcomes pilots and enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy the spirit of aviation. The skiplane fly-in also comes just one week before the 60th anniversary of the first EAA meeting on January 26, 1953, in Milwaukee, Wis.

The majority of skiplanes will arrive (weather and runway conditions permitting) during the mid-morning of Jan. 19 and will stay until mid-afternoon. In case that weather or snow conditions do not permit aircraft arrivals at Pioneer Airport on Jan. 19, other activities will continue as planned, including complimentary chili and cake celebrating the birthday of EAA's matriarch, Audrey Poberezny, served beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The skiplane fly-in is free of charge to the public. Signs will direct visitors to the skiplane area upon arrival to the museum. Shuttle services will also operate from Basler Flight Service and Orion Flight Services for those landing at Wittman Regional Airport. Regular admission rates apply for guests visiting the museum itself.

Skiplane pilots who wish to participate must receive approval and flight briefings from EAA prior to landing at Pioneer Airport. Contact EAA's Margaret Viola at 920-426-6840 or mviola@eaa.org for more information.

About EAA AirVenture Museum

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 of the previous EAA Skiplane Fly-Ins are available at EAA’s FTP website:
http://media.eaa.org          Username: eaamedia        Password: airventure2012

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