EAA AirVenture Museum

3000 POBEREZNY ROAD   OSHKOSH, WI    JUNE 2009
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Receive Half-off Admission with Public Enemies Advance Screening Movie Stub  

This is your chance to see where a Hollywood movie was filmed! Portions of the new Johnny Depp movie, Public Enemies, were filmed at Pioneer Airport in 2008. EAA's Ford Tri-Motor also had starring role in the film. The movie hits theaters July 1, but Marcus Amphitheaters and The Oshkosh Northwestern arranged for the film to be shown in Oshkosh, Milwaukee, and Madison on June 30 for a special screening. The EAA AirVenture Museum is offering half-off admission when you present your movie ticket stub. 

This promotion is not valid with other offers, and expires on July 25, 2009. EAA has also donated two rides in the Ford Tri-Motor and two rides in our vintage biplanes for a raffle associated with this special movie showing. A full day of events is planned by local Oshkosh businesses and community organizations that were also involved in the movie. To commemorate this special event, EAA will have a biplane fly over downtown Oshkosh at 1 p.m., and prior to the 7 p.m. start of the movie.

Limited Spaces Left for the Basic Air Academy Camp!  

There are only a few spots left to participate in the aviation experience of a lifetime. The Basic EAA Air Academy Camps have been filling up fast. Why? Because for many young people it becomes an important stepping stone in their personal growth and development, and for some, a career in aviation. EAA Air Academy programs are supervised and administered by highly skilled aviation instructors and enthusiasts who offer more than 200 years of combined teaching experience. 

From the moment a participant arrives, the sky is the goal-not the limit-as a dynamic aviation experience unfolds and close friendships are formed with fellow aviation enthusiasts. Enroll now or to learn more about EAA Air Academy camps for 14-15 year-olds visit www.airacademy.org or call 888-EAA-EAA9 (888-322-3229).

EAA Has Once-in-a-Lifetime Fantasy Flight Camps in Store for 2009  
Bell 47 Fantasy Flight Camp
September 11-13

 

The Bell 47 helicopter is well known from its portrayal on television programs such as Whirlybirds and M*A*S*H. But, more importantly, it was instrumental in the Korean War, coming to swiftly carry wounded soldiers to life-saving medical facilities. Be a part of the weekend ground school exploring this unique aircraft that has been a major part of our history and popular culture. Modules will include rotorcraft aerodynamics, Bell 47 systems, utility helicopter operations, and a Bell 47 flight experience.

Ford Tri-Motor Fantasy Flight Camp
October 23-25, 2009
 

This program gives participants an insider look at air travel as it was in 1929 through a fascinating weekend at EAA headquarters. This fantasy camp is expert-led, and involves a detailed study of the Tin Goose. Each participant receives a 1-hour flight experience and can log 0.2 hours at the controls of EAA's Ford Tri-Motor.

B-17 Fantasy Flight Camp
December 18 - 20, 2009
 

Fly in one of America's most famous military airplanes! Each flight experience will be approximately 40 minutes, of which about 24 minutes will be in the air. Once the B-17 is airborne, you will be allowed to walk about the bomber. Take time to visit the various compartments of the aircraft and experience what it may have been like in WW II. Sit as bombardier in the nose, stand as a waist gunner, or monitor flight activity as a flight engineer. You will be allowed to observe the pilots, but due to FAA regulations will not be allowed to sit at the controls.

To learn more about EAA's Fantasy Flight Camps, www.fantasyflightcamp.org

Pioneer Airport

Pioneer Airport is chock full of exciting things to do this summer. A short tram ride from the museum takes you back to the 1920s and 30s, coined the golden age of aviation. Take a ride in one of EAA's vintage aircraft including open-air cockpits, biplanes, and the world's first true passenger airline, EAA's Ford Tri-Motor. More than 50 vintage airplanes are on display in period hangars, and visitors are also able to see photos and various props from the Public Enemies filming. For youth ages 8 through 17, a free Young Eagles airplane flight may be available introducing them to the fascinating world of flight.

New this year - all Young Eagles receive a custom Young Eagles logbook and free access to Sporty's Complete Pilot Training Course to help take the Young Eagle from the right seat to the left seat. Younger visitors will enjoy a play area with swings and pedal planes. Admission to Pioneer Airport is included with regular museum admission. Visit www.airventuremuseum.org for more information.

Wings on Strings Kite Festival

The 8th annual Wings on Strings Kite Festival is Saturday June 20, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pioneer Airport, located behind the EAA AirVenture Museum. The event is free and full of fun for the whole family. There will be a Grand Launch of more than 200 kites at noon, and Yves LaForest of Montreal Canada will feature a giant octopus and bear kite. Don't miss the popular Kids' Mad Dash at 2 p.m. The first 100 kids to sign up for the Mad Dash get a free kite. Plus - see kite demonstrations from the six-member Chicago Fire Kite Team. Kites and food will be sold at the event. For more information, visit www.airventuremuseum.org.


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