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Joe Kittinger to Keynote EAA Wright Brothers Memorial Dinner

November 4, 2010 — On December 17, EAA will celebrate the 107th anniversary of the first successful powered flight at the 8th annual Wright Brothers Memorial Dinner. The evening’s keynote speaker is most famous for making perhaps the most incredible unpowered flight; Joe Kittinger, Jr.

Fifty years ago, on August 16, 1960, Kittinger jumped out of a helium balloon from a record altitude of 102,800 feet and free-falled back toward Earth. The record still stands, as does the one he set for fastest speed (614 mph) by a human being through the atmosphere.

Join us as Kittinger discusses his record-setting day, along with his work with the Red Bull Stratos science team that is trying to break his very freefall marks with a jump from 120,000 feet. The dinner will be held at the EAA AirVenture Museum Eagle Hangar in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Click here for details, click here to make your reservations online, or call 920-426-6880.

Listen to an EAA Radio interview with Joe Kittinger

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