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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedAmerican Barnstormers Tour Making Thunderous Arrival at AirVenture 2009
Vintage barnstorming aircraft will be on display at EAA

Scooter Davis pictured with his newest New Standard on tour in 2008. Picture provided by www.americanbarnstormertour.com

Oshkosh skies will fill with warbirds, homebuilts, ultralights, and vintage aircraft for the 57th annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In. Some of the 10,000 aircraft appearing at AirVenture will be part of the third American Barnstormer Tour, which is making a stop at Oshkosh to showcase its vintage aircraft.

As part of the 2009 Flying Circus Biplane Flight Schedule, the American Barnstormer Tour will arrive on Monday, July 27. The aircraft, located east of the Vintage Red Barn in the special display area, will remain on display until departing on Friday, July 31.

AirVenture attendees can get an up close view of nine aircraft from The Golden Age of Aviation in the 1920s and 1930s participating in the tour. These historic marvels and their pilots will provide AirVenture attendees with stories of open cockpit trophy races and record-breaking flights.

Barnstorming dates from the tradition of individuals and groups flying from city to city as part of the first civil aviation flights in the 1920s. The original barnstorming performances began over rural locations to inspire local residents. The pilots would then land in local farm fields serving as temporary runways to provide entertainment. This evolved into modern day fly-ins with air shows and airplane rides.

As part of the vintage theme, on Sunday, July 26, the movie Barnstorming will be part of the Fly-In Theater evening entertainment. Producer Paul Glenshaw and director Bryan Reichhardt will introduce this 2009 documentary, which tells the tale of two pilots who relive the nostalgic tradition of planes landing in fields and taking people on their first flights.

For more information on the Barnstormers Tour and the participating aircraft, visit www.americanbarnstormerstour.com.

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