Major activities that celebrate the world of flight
and bring the entire aviation community together are already taking shape for
the 2008 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in. The 56th annual edition of “The World’s
Greatest Aviation Celebration” will be held July 28-August 3 at Wittman
Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
Specific details for the main activities will be
updated regularly over the next several months. The preliminary schedule
includes such events as:
- The 50th anniversary of NASA, with the people
and machines that brought a half-century of achievement and history in space
and aeronautics and are planning what’s next;
- Greater opportunities for women to participate
in all aspects of aviation, including the encouragement of more women
joining the pilot community;
- Significant aviation anniversaries, such as
the 70th anniversary of the T-6 trainer, the 50th anniversary of the
Nanchang CJ-6A; the 10th anniversary of Cirrus Design, and more;
- Aviation innovation, such as the latest
developments and products relating to space tourism, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs),
electric-powered aircraft, light-sport aircraft and others;
- The participation of aviators from the around
the world, including those who build and restore unique aircraft that grace
the AirVenture flight line.
“While the special events and activities at
EAA AirVenture each year offer experiences that are unmatched anywhere in the
aviation world, it’s the annual aviation family reunion element that is the
most memorable feature of what is known simply as ‘Oshkosh’ around the
world,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman.
EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World’s Greatest
Aviation Celebration and EAA’s yearly membership convention. EAA members
receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its
programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org.
EAA AirVenture information is also available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org.