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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed25th pre-AirVenture program tonight at Theater in the Woods
 
Join us for the 25th annual pre-AirVenture program tonight at Theater in the Woods, emceed by Danny Mortenson. Featured presenters this evening include:

James Melton, Ph.D., a motivational speaker whose flying career spans from multi-engine fixed-wing and helicopters to flight instructor and airline pilot. He’s a best-selling author, has appeared on public television with a series on leadership excellence, and has worked with top Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Capt. Brian Udell, military Strike Eagle pilot, tells the story of surviving the highest speed ejection from a U.S. fighter aircraft at nearly 800 mph. He survived crippling injuries for four grueling hours, 65 miles off the Atlantic Coast, at night in 60-degree water, 5-foot seas, and 15 mph winds.

Dr. Jerry Cockrell, humorist, psychologist, and aviator, is a former Boeing 737 captain with 20,000 flying hours. Beginning in 1977, he was an early developer of crew resource management and continues to give safety talks at military, aviation, utility, medical, and EMS events.

The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club is a documentary profile of Florence “Pancho” Barnes exploring how she became the first female stunt pilot in Hollywood in 1929 and shattered Amelia Earhart’s air speed record in 1930. In the 1940s and 1950s, Pancho entertained the best test pilots in the world at her Happy Bottom Riding Club ranch, now Edwards Air Force Base, near Muroc, California. See never-before-seen photographs, film footage, and interviews. Director Amanda Pope and writer/producer Nick Spark will answer questions following the movie.

FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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