July 16, 2014 - Throughout the convention visitors will have an opportunity to reserve a seat aboard a helicopter and get grand aerial views of the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. Flights over the convention grounds are available in Bell 47 helicopters, and extended premium flights are available in a Schweizer turbine helicopter.
The Bell 47 flight experience features flights over the convention grounds in the aircraft that’s well known as the type featured in M*A*S*H. Flight times are Sunday, July 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, July 28-Thursday, July 31, 8 a.m-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, August 1-2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, August 3, noon-3 p.m.
The cost is $49 per person and flight tickets are available for purchase (walk-ups only) at Pioneer Airport’s Pitcairn Hangar, located behind the EAA AirVenture Museum. Shuttles to the museum run from the Bus Park frequently.
Our premium helicopter flight experience provides two passengers with a 30-minute, private aerial tour of everything surrounding AirVenture aboard the Schweizer 333 turbine helicopter, offered by Aero Optics, Inc. Included is a flight over the AirVenture Seaplane Base, and up the shoreline of Lake Winnebago. To top off the experience, passengers can have a high-quality color photo taken in front of the helicopter.
Flights are based on the Pioneer Airport grass runway and run 9 a.m. through 3:20 p.m. daily, Monday, July 28, through Sunday, August 3. (Premium passengers are asked to check in at the EAA AirVenture Museum 30 minutes prior to their scheduled flight time.)
Book now–Cost is $740 for two passengers (no single reservations accepted). While on the convention grounds, reserve your flight at the EAA Welcome Center or the Main Gate kiosk.