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EAA Skiplane Fly-In January 22

Skiplane Fly-In

January 6, 2011 — The annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In will be held on Saturday, January 22, at EAA’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh. In past years, more than 25 skiplanes have participated, showcasing this unique segment of flight that is quite popular throughout many parts of North America.

The majority of skiplanes will arrive (weather and runway conditions permitting) mid-morning and will stay until mid-afternoon. In the event weather or snow conditions do not permit aircraft arrivals at Pioneer Airport, several other activities will continue as planned, including complimentary chili and cake celebrating the birthday of EAA’s matriarch, Audrey Poberezny, served beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The annual skiplane fly-in will also celebrate the 58th anniversary of the very first meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which took place on January 24, 1953, at Wright Field (now Timmerman Airport) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The skiplane fly-in is free of charge to the public. Signs will direct visitors to the skiplane area upon arrival to the museum. Shuttle services will also operate from Basler Flight Service and Orion Flight Services for those landing at Wittman Regional Airport. Regular admission rates apply for guests visiting the museum itself. (Museum admission is free to EAA members.)

Skiplane pilots who wish to participate must receive approval and a flight briefing prior to landing at Pioneer Airport. Contact Sean Elliott at 920-426-4886 or via e-mail for more information.

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