Come Celebrate a Quarter-Century of the EAA Museum and Aviation Center
September 25, 2008 — The EAA Aviation Center and AirVenture Museum turn 25 years old this year, and we’re marking this special anniversary next weekend, October 4-5. EAA will host a 25th anniversary celebration to thank Oshkosh for making these world-class facilities a reality. Free and open to the public, we’ll look back on the past 25 years, and look forward to the future, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on October 4 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on October 5.
“The museum represents the shared legacy of our members and our supporters: celebrating what they’ve accomplished, showcasing the innovations they’ve developed, and cataloging the knowledge and information they’ve bestowed,” said EAA President Tom Poberezny. “It is all made possible through the generous support and efforts of the community, donors, EAA members, and volunteers who continue to give of their time, talents, and resources, making the EAA AirVenture Museum the proud centerpiece at what has become the global home for aviation.”
Special activities in store for visitors next weekend include:
- Pioneer Airport tours
- Vintage Bi-Plane and Helicopter rides*
- Ford Tri-Motor flights*
- Free Young Eagle flights (10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday only, first-come, first-served)*
- Rare opportunity to tour the EAA Air Academy Lodge (Lunch will be served for a nominal charge)
- High-powered paper airplane design and build stations
- Multiple flight simulators throughout the museum, including a “Wright Flyer” simulator
- Many hands-on family activities
*Aircraft rides available for a fee, weather permitting. Schedule subject to aircraft availability.
The Leadership Center's education classrooms and computer labs will also be open to the public, and door prizes will be given away hourly.
Please join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary, and in recognizing the impact Oshkosh has had on aviation around the world.