Aviation History Comes To Life At EAA Fantasy Camps
August 22, 2007 — Throughout the spring and summer, EAA hosts hundreds of youths for aviation education and fun at Air Academy camps. But why should the kids have all the fun? Here's your chance to attend an EAA adult Fantasy Flight Camp weekend this fall/winter and become immersed in learning all about vintage biplanes; the Bell 47 helicopter; professional aviation photography instruction; or the B-17 Flying Fortress. Accommodations are in the beautiful EAA Air Academy Lodge.
There are four fantasy camps scheduled this year, including:
- Vintage Biplanes, September 21-23 - Become a barnstormer and feel the wind tugging at your clothes as it whistles through the wires of our vintage biplane collection. Discover the classic days of flight as you learn about and fly in EAA's 1929 Travel Air as well as one of the oldest known bi-planes still being used for passenger flight, EAA's 1927 Swallow, and another classic aircraft to be announced.
- Bell 47 Helicopter, October 5-7 - EAA's Bell 47 is surrounded by the mystic of the machine's own history and its well known portrayal on TV programs such as "Whirly Birds" and "M.A.S.H." The weekend ground school explores this unique aircraft, with modules that include rotorcraft aerodynamics; Bell 47 systems; utility helicopter operations; and a Bell 47 flight experience.
- Photo Camp, October 19-21 - Learn how to shoot professional-grade images from the experts - EAA's award-winning photo staff - as you fly an actual air-to-air photo mission with one of the vintage airplanes from EAA's Pioneer Airport fleet.
- B-17 Flying Fortress, November 30-December 2 - One of the most famous airplanes of World War II was the B-17 Flying Fortress. In this program, participants are immersed in the history of the aircraft, meet B-17 veterans, and receive a 25-minute flight experience in EAA's Aluminum Overcast, one of only a handful of airworthy B-17s flying today.
Space at EAA Fantasy Camps is limited, so call 920-426-6820 today and reserve your spot, or you can sign up online via EAA's secure website. (Gift certificates are also available.)