Warbirds of America
president Rick Siegfried (far right, in blue tropical shirt) joins the
warbird flight line volunteers for the annual mid-winter review and
planning session in Oshkosh in late January. Larger
February 5, 2008 - Anniversary gatherings of
several warbird models could bring a significant number of additional airplanes
to EAA AirVenture 2008, and warbird-area volunteers are preparing for the
During their annual mid-winter review and
planning session at Oshkosh, the warbird flight line volunteers studied warbird
parking layouts for the 2008 fly-in. EAA AirVenture is a major gathering for
several warbirds groups celebrating anniversaries this year, including the 70th
anniversary of the T-6 trainer and the 60th anniversary of the Nanchang CJ-6A.
Dozens of each of those models are expected to be part of the AirVenture flight
line, and it could shift warbird parking patterns slightly in that area.
Warbirds of America Executive Director Bill
Fischer and warbirds area chairmen are working with these aircraft groups and
others to welcome all warbird aircraft to Oshkosh again this year. The annual
mid-winter volunteer gathering is an essential part of the year-round planning
process that makes EAA AirVenture successful.
“These volunteers dedicate their time and
abilities because of their enthusiasm for the warbird community and for
AirVenture, and that dedication makes a huge, positive impact,” Fischer said.
“The continuing popularity of the warbirds for AirVenture visitors, and our
affection for these great aircraft, motivate us to make it the best possible
event each year.”