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Scale Model Builders Invited to Showcase Their Skills at 'EAA ScaleVenture' on Oct. 1

Contest will judge aircraft, automobiles, ships and others in several categories

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (September 20, 2011) — Plastic scale model builders of all ages are welcome to showcase their remarkable skill and imagination as part of the inaugural EAA ScaleVenture static model contest, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.

Scaled, detailed replications of not only aircraft, but also automobile, ship, and armor models, will be on displayed and judged in several categories for adult and junior (age 17 and under) divisions. Awards will be presented in each category.

Contest registration is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 11-17, and free for children ages 10 and under. Registration includes entry of five models into the show ($1 for each additional entry), admission to the museum Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2, and a commemorative ScaleVenture T-shirt (while supplies last).

Registration will be held from noon-5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. For contest rules or other information, email scaleventure@eaa.org.

For an additional $5, registered contestants may also participate in a behind-the-scenes tour of museum and have the opportunity to get inside some of the museum’s aircraft from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.

In addition to the hundreds of plastic models on display, all museum visitors on Saturday, Oct. 1, will have the special opportunity to hear a panel of World War II veterans share their stories of heroism and sacrifice. From 2-4 p.m., this moderated discussion will feature a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter pilot as well as B-17 “Flying Fortress” bombardier and radar operator – each sharing their own personal stories from combat in the troubled skies and answering questions. 

The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Highway 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA AirVenture Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit www.airventuremuseum.org

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