Gift From a Legend: Original Jewelry Made From B-17 Bomber Skins Highlight 2013-14 EAA Gift Catalog
Many catalog items feature special EAA-member pricing and/or 'Made in USA' label
October 14, 2013 - Aviation fans may dream of flying the legendary B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber from World War II, but even if that isn’t yet possible, you can give a piece of the legend this holiday season, as original, exclusive jewelry made from the exterior skins of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Aluminum Overcast is part of this year’s EAA merchandise catalog.
This jewelry is available only through EAA and jewelry made by Criffin Designs from actual B-17 aircraft exterior skins. The skins are from EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast, which continues to tour the U.S. each year to honor veterans and offer a once-in-a-lifetime flight experience. The skins used for this unmatched jewelry were replaced after they were damaged in a 2012 hailstorm. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this jewelry will help maintain the B-17 in flying condition for years to come.
EAA’s new 52-page catalog also features the latest and best of all things aviation and EAA-related, from clothing and memorabilia to books and DVDs. More than 30 items have special EAA-member pricing and many are “Made in USA” items discovered by EAA especially for the catalog.
Another gift available for the airplane lover is “The Gift of Oshkosh” - admission to the EAA AirVenture 2014 fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which is the world’s largest fly-in gathering with more than 10,000 airplanes and an attendance of 500,000 each summer. Advance tickets purchased online receive free shipping for the limited edition 2014 “Cleared Direct” Oshkosh T-shirt.
Catalog items are available through wwwShopEAA.com or through Pinterest. Tens of thousands of EAA members will also receive the catalogs via U.S. Mail, while many catalog items are also available at the EAA AirVenture Museum gift shop in Oshkosh.
EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 180,000 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 www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.