Skiplane Fly-In Activities Still On Without the Snow
Last year’s fly-in featured plenty of sun and snow. Snow cover will be a challenge this year due to a stretch of warmer days in Oshkosh.
January 21, 2010 — Due to diminishing snow cover on Pioneer Airport, skiplanes won’t be able to land at the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In this Saturday, January 23. But the show will go on as aviation enthusiasts are welcome to gather for a day of hangar flying, and a fabulous Wisconsin chili lunch with all the fixings. The event is also a dual celebration of EAA matriarch Audrey Poberezny’s birthday and the 57th anniversary of the very first Experimental Aircraft Association meeting, held January 24, 1953, at Curtiss Wright Field (now Timmerman Airport) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ground activities will commence with chili being served starting at about 10:30 a.m. The skiplane fly-in is free of charge to the public. Signs will direct visitors to the skiplane area upon arrival to the museum. Regular admission rates apply for guests visiting the museum itself.