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EAA Aviation Adventure Fall/Winter Speaker Series Begins Next Week

Glacier Girl
The incredible story of P-38 Glacier Girl kicks off EAA's Aviation Adventure fall-winter speaker series next week in Oshkosh.

September 19, 2013 - Learn about unique and historic aviation experiences in a series of free presentations at EAA's Aviation Adventure fall-winter speaker series, which begins next week at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. All presentations are also followed by a "beyond the ropes" museum tour.

Presentations begin at 7 p.m. in the museum Founders' Wing, starting Thursday, September 26, with Dick Campbell discussing the 60-year saga of "The Lost Squadron and the Resurrection of the P-38 Glacier Girl." Campbell will tell the story of a group of World War II aircraft that were forced to land in Greenland while en route to England. The aircraft were eventually buried by a blizzard, and a half-century later, the P-38 was recovered from beneath 260 feet of ice and restored to flying status.

On October 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 November 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:

  • January 16: "Miracle on the Hudson" with Jeff Skiles
  • February 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 C-97 at Dodgeville" with Tom Thomas

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