EAA Good Olí Days Celebrates Pioneer Airportís 25th Anniversary
August 27, 2009 — Aviation’s early days come back to life at EAA’s Pioneer Airport this weekend, August 29-30, as EAA presents the 9th annual Good Ol’ Days of Aviation. The nostalgic weekend will also celebrate Pioneer’s 25th anniversary, marking the quarter-century since the opening of the historic aerodrome that recreates aviation’s Golden Age of the 1920s-30s.
Open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, visitors can see vintage airplanes, participate in activities from the age, and experience what airports were like during those early barnstorming days. A large family activity center offers games and competitions, like a pie eating contest. Enjoy up close inspection opportunities of EAA’s historical collection of aircraft, or take a ride in one of EAA’s vintage airplanes like the 1929 Travel Air, a 1927 Swallow biplane or a Bell 47 Helicopter, and other vehicles.
Also on schedule are musical performances, the opening of a recently discovered 1930s time capsule, and staff members and volunteers appearing in period dress throughout the weekend.
All Good Ol’ Days activities are included with regular museum admission. As always, admission is waived for EAA members.