EAA Celebrates 25 Years in Oshkosh
The Voyager exhibit in the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, WI.
October 9, 2008 — Last weekend more than 2,000 people joined EAA in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the EAA Aviation Center and AirVenture Museum, which commemorated the quarter century-long relationship between EAA and the Oshkosh, Wisconsin community. For members of the Oshkosh business sector, the anniversary began Friday with a special presentation by EAA founder Paul Poberezny, who thanked the community for its continued support over the years. After the presentation, attendees had the chance to watch the GE-produced AirVenture video highlighting the innovation and creativity found at AirVenture Oshkosh each year.
The celebration opened up to the general public on Saturday and Sunday and offered a wide variety of activities free of charge, including vintage bi-plane and helicopter rides; flights in EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor; tours of Pioneer Airport, the EAA Air Academy Lodge, and the AirVenture Museum; close to 100 Young Eagles flights; paper airplane design and build stations; multiple flight simulators; and hourly door prize giveaways.