Monthly Archives: June 2013

Summertime Aviation Fun in Oshkosh

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Looking for a summer adventure for the whole family? EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI has you covered. The weeklong annual event at the EAA Aviation Center takes place at the end of July and has so many fun and exciting things to offer. If you love airplanes as much as we do, don’t miss out on this event.

Activities offered during the week include:

  • Events for the kids – Before the release of the highly anticipated Disney’s Planes this summer, those attending AirVenture can get a sneak preview of the movie. Director Klay Hall will even be on hand to share behind-the-scenes stories and secrets that went into making the movie. 
  • Return of Champions – The icons of Oshkosh are returning. Known for their craftsmanship, aviators from around the world prep their aircraft to be judged and hopefully picked as “Best of the Best.”
  • Jetman – The “Man of Steel” is coming back to theaters, but AirVenture has an even better attraction: Jetman. Yves “Jetman” Rossy, the world’s first jet-powered man uses a carbon-kevlar jetwing with four engines, each that has a 22 kilogram thrust, to propel himself to the sky at a speed of upwards to 150 mph. The jetwing is controlled by a simple throttle in his hand, and more amazing is that Rossy uses his shoulders, body, and legs to steer, pitch, and descend. 
  • Music – Opening night will feature live music from rock legends Chicago. Be there to hear classics like “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and “If You Leave Me Now.”
  • Night Shows – Lights and excitement are included in this night air show, and 2013 promises to be bigger than prior years. Performers include:
    • AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6s)
    • Bob Carlton (jet sailplane)
    • Matt Younkin (Beech 18)
    • Gene Soucy (Showcat)
    • Steve Oliver (Super Chipmunk)
    • Roger Buis (Otto the Helicopter)
    • Rich’s Incredible Pyro (pyrotechnics)
  • Contests – The “Oh My Oshkosh Sweepstakes” this year includes:

Grand prize winner receives:

  • Two B-17 Aluminum Overcast flight tickets
  • Two Aviators Club weekly passes
  • Camp Scholler (improved site) or Fly-in Camping for entire week
  • Winner’s Choice: VIP access to the Opening Night Concert presented by Ford Motor Company featuring Chicago (Monday, July 29) or the Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band concert presented by EAA Warbirds of America and Disabled American Veterans (Friday, August 2)

Four second prize winner receives:

  • Two Aviators Club Weekly Passes
  • Two Ford Tri-Motor flight tickets
  • Camp Scholler or Fly-in Camping for entire week

To purchase tickets, visit AirVenture’s site.