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Come Fly With the Animals at EAA's 'Animals Aloft' on April 20

 

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (April 20, 2006) — When it comes to world of flight, the participants aren't limited to humans, birds and the occasional flying squirrel. Dozens of typically non-flying animals have taken to the sky through the years, and you'll discover more about that during the "Animals Aloft" presentation at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh on Thursday, April 20, beginning at 7 p.m.

This free presentation, supported by the Oshkosh Area Humane Society, features Allan Janus of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Janus' book, "Animals Aloft," features the many unique moments in the history of animal flight, including such creatures as 15 cats, eight cows, one chimpanzee, two chickens, one rooster, four goats, innumerable horses, and a spider. Janus pays an affectionate and humorous tribute to animals and their association with flying machines.

Although the presentation is free of charge as part of EAA's Speaker Series, goodwill donations are accepted. More information on the Oshkosh Area Humane Society is available at www.oahs.org.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. EAA AirVenture information is also available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org.

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