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EAA's Aviation Adventure Fall/Winter Speaker Series Begins Sept. 26

Free public series details fascinating and mysterious aviation stories

September 18, 2013 - EAA’s fascinating speaker series focusing on unique and historic aviation experiences returns for its fall-winter season on Sept. 26, with free admission and a “beyond the ropes” museum tour immediately following the free public presentations.

All presentations begin at 7 p.m. in the museum Founders’ Wing, with no cost for admission.

On Sept. 26, Dick Campbell presents the 60-year saga of “The Lost Squadron and the Resurrection of the P-38 Glacier Girl.” A group of World War II aircraft on their way to England are grounded and eventually buried by a blizzard in Greenland. A half-century later, an intrepid group seeks to extract at least one of the aircraft and restore it to flying status.

On Oct. 17, EAA vice president Jeff Skiles will present “Flight of Pan Am 6,” the amazing story of the most memorable open-water ditching in airline history, the 1956 incident with a Boeing 337 that occurred halfway between California and Hawaii.

On Nov. 7, retired Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics official Tom Thomas presents “Flying in the Wisconsin Air National Guard,” a look at the Badger State’s military flying unit from its inception through today.

Other scheduled presentations in early 2014 include:

  • Jan. 16: “Miracle on the Hudson” with Jeff Skiles
  • Feb. 20: “The Story of Lady Be Good” with Dick Campbell
  • March 20: “Bob Shank – Pioneer American Pilot” with Fred Stadler
  • April 17: “History of the B-17” with Sean Elliott
  • May 15: “Landing a KC-97 at Dodgeville” with Tom Thomas

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.

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