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Pass the Popcorn: Ford Motor Company and Eclipse Aviation Host Aviation Films at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (May 11, 2006) — The show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 won't be over when the sun sets each evening, as Ford Motor Company and Eclipse Aviation present top aviation movies at the new "Fly-In Theater" on the AirVenture grounds. The 54th annual EAA fly-in convention is July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The outdoor theater, located adjacent to EAA's Camp Scholler camping area, will be open each evening (weather permitting) from Sunday, July 23 through Saturday, July 29. The walk-in theater is reminiscent of the famous drive-in theaters of the past, complete with popcorn! There is no admission charge for the theater, which is open to all AirVenture guests. Each evening's show begins at approximately 8:30 p.m., with an introduction by a celebrity presenter, followed by a classic aviation film at about 9 p.m., shown on a projection screen measuring five stories high.

"Thanks to Ford Motor Company and Eclipse Aviation for teaming up to bring this great addition for everyone attending The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. "We urge aviation enthusiasts and their families to join us during the week for these popular movies, which will be especially attractive to AirVenture campers. Leave your vehicle parked, but bring a lawn chair or blanket, and have the entire family enjoy a superb way to top off a full day at Oshkosh!"

The Fly-In Theater will be located on the north side of Camp Scholler, at the end of Doolittle Drive, right behind the Camp Store. The exact schedule of movies and presenters will be announced as it is finalized prior to EAA AirVenture 2006.

"Many of us have our own special memories of growing up and watching movies outside against a blackened summer sky," said Vern Raburn, president and CEO of Eclipse Aviation. "Eclipse is proud to sponsor the Fly-In Theater along with Ford Motor Company; it will bring AirVenture attendees together each evening to enjoy some of the most fun and inspiring aviation films of all time. This great program will allow each of us to create wonderful new memories with our friends, families and colleagues, and share them with our fellow AirVenture community members."

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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