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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedOne Six Right at Fly-In Theater tonight
By David Berkley, EAA AirVenture Today
July 26, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - According to EAA Vice President of Member Value Adam Smith, the documentary film One Six Right, which will appear tonight on AirVenture’s five story-tall outdoor Fly-In Theater, plays an important role in the preservation of general aviation flight activity.

“We included this movie in our lineup this year not only because it features some of the most beautiful and engaging flight footage captured on film, but also because it delivers a thoughtful and compelling message at an important juncture in the history of general aviation,” Smith said.

“General aviation is commonly misunderstood. The historical significance of warbird and vintage aircraft is underappreciated, the legacy of innovation springing from EAA’s homebuilt-aircraft movement largely overlooked, the economic contribution of general aviation underestimated, and the ‘good works’ performed by the general aviation community widely unrecognized,” Smith said. “Because of these misunderstandings, we’re facing threats in the form of heavy-handed security measures, the continually looming specter of user fees, condemnation of personal and business aviation as ‘excess,’ and local proposals to restrict GA activity,” he said.

“These are some of the reasons behind the ‘Stand Up for GA’ awareness campaign that we’re carrying out in the EAA Welcome Center and throughout the grounds during AirVenture,” he added.

One Six Right has been available for broadcast on public television stations across the country since April 2008. The EAA community has been promoting its airing as a way to dispel myths and convey the value of general aviation to the broad public. To support the inclusion of this film in public television programming, or to order the One Six Right DVD and related merchandise, go to www.EAA.org/onesixright.

The Fly-In Theater is brought to you by Ford Motor Company, with support from Hamilton Watch.

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