EAA's Skiplane Fly-In Just Around the Corner
January 23, 2014 - When EAA switched the date of its annual Skiplane Fly-In from late January to February 8, the hope was to increase the likelihood of sufficient snow to host flying activities. Well, suffice to say that EAA's Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh is definitely snow-covered, and to date there are 43 skiplanes registered to participate.
The unique flight segment of skiplane flying also helps celebrate the 61st anniversary of the first-ever meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association on January 26, 1953. Regardless of conditions, people are invited to attend and enjoy complimentary chili served beginning at 10:30 a.m. and some winter hangar flying.
The Skiplane Fly-In runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is free of charge to the general 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.
Pilots who wish to participate still have time to register, but must receive approval and flight briefings from EAA prior to landing at Pioneer Airport. Contact EAA's Olivia Rasmus at 920-426-6599 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.