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World's Top Air Show Performers Among Early Confirmations for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007

 

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (January 29, 2007) — Many of the world's best air show performers are among the early confirmations for the afternoon air shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," on July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport.

Among the early confirmations are yearly favorites such as Sean D. Tucker, Patty Wagstaff and the AeroShell Aerobatic Team; national aerobatic champions such as Debby Rihn-Harvey; second-generation air show standouts Kent Pietsch, Matt Younkin and Kyle Franklin; plus new acts or performers returning to Oshkosh after several years. Additional air show performers will be announced as they are confirmed.

"Each of these performers work as a headline act at dozens of air shows throughout the country, but the come together at EAA AirVenture to make an all-star roster of the 'best of the best,'" said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman, who flew as a member of the renowned Eagles Aerobatic Team. "Air show performers are eager to fly at Oshkosh because it represents a major achievement in their careers, flying in front of the most knowledgeable and appreciative audiences on the air show circuit."

The afternoon air show is an anticipated spectacle each day at EAA AirVenture, providing an exciting way to round out to a full day on the Oshkosh flight line. Prior to each day's air show, there is also showcase flying featuring a variety of aircraft, old and new, that shows the depth and breath of the aviation community. Exact daily performance schedules will be finalized in the weeks prior to EAA AirVenture and will be announced through the event's extensive website at www.airventure.org.

"Each afternoon's showcase and air show create a daily attraction that simply cannot be seen anywhere else but EAA AirVenture," Poberezny said. "Oshkosh is the place where the airplanes, people and innovations come together each year in aviation's family reunion."

PERFORMERS CONFIRMED FOR EAA AIRVENTURE 2007
(as of 1/29/2007 - more will be added and the list is subject to change without notice)

  • AeroShell Team - T-6s
  • Dan Buchanan - Hang Glider
  • Kirby Chambliss - Edge 540
  • Pat Epps - Aerobatic Bonanza
  • Kyle Franklin - Cub Comedy
  • Mike Goulian - Extra
  • Debby Rihn-Harvey - Hurricane 2 (CAP 232)
  • David Martin - Extra
  • John Mohr - Stearman
  • Kent Pietsch - Interstate Cadet
  • Sean Tucker - Oracle Challenger
  • Patty Wagstaff - Extra
  • Matt Younkin - Travel Air Mystery Ship

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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