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Giant-Scale RC Model Aircraft Take to the Skies for Inaugural 'Big Birds Over EAA' on Sept. 11

Free event to feature variety of RC aircraft plus free admission to AirVenture Museum

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (August 24, 2010) — Giant-scale radio controlled model aircraft will take to the skies normally occupied by their much-larger brethren during the inaugural “Big Birds Over EAA” on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between the Main Gate and AeroShell Square on the EAA AirVenture grounds. Concessions will be available. Additionally, admission to EAA AirVenture Museum will be free all day on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Spectators of all ages will enjoy seeing amazing giant-scale RC aircraft – some up to 15-feet long – modeled after all types of standard-size aircraft, including warbirds, aerobatic, jets, vintage, and sport aviation. More than 30 individual “pilots” will guide their aircraft through flying demonstrations, with many other models also scheduled to be on display.

“Visitors have the opportunity to get an ‘up close’ view and will be amazed at the intricate detail these models go into reflecting the full-sized aircraft they emulate,” said Alan Westby, EAA AirVenture Museum director. “Some of the best radio control pilots in the Midwest will be on hand to demonstrate a variety of models ranging from highly detailed warbirds to Piper Cubs.”

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 160,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with http://twitter.com/EAAupdate.

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