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Pioneer Airport Opens for the Season Next Weekend

Swallow
EAA’s 1927 Swallow open-cockpit biplane is one of the featured aircraft at Pioneer Airport, which opens for the 2011 season May 7.

April 28, 2011 — Savor the sights and sounds of aviation’s “Golden Age” at Pioneer Airport, which opens for the season next weekend, May 7-8, at EAA Oshkosh. More than 50 vintage airplanes are displayed in seven unique hangars that take visitors back to the 1920s and 1930s when the magic of flying astounded and charmed the whole world.

Fascinating displays include a tribute to the legendary air racer, designer, and builder Steve Wittman. Flights from Pioneer Airport’s grass runway are also available in a variety of aircraft for an additional fee. All flights are subject to weather conditions and aircraft availability.

Younger visitors can enjoy a play area with swings and pedal planes, while a free Young Eagles flight may be available for those between ages 8 and 17.

Pioneer Airport is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays from the first weekend in May until the second weekend in October, and is open every day of the week from Memorial Day to Labor Day (Mondays through Fridays, noon-5 p.m.).

Admission to Pioneer Airport is included in regular museum admission. As always, EAA members are admitted free to the EAA AirVenture Museum.

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