EAA Skiplane Fly-In Set for January 21
January 4, 2012 - One of the area’s most colorful events of the season, the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In, will be held on Saturday, January 21, at the EAA AirVenture Museum’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh. In past years, more than 25 skiplanes landed at Pioneer Airport to participate in the event, 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 on January 21 and will stay until mid afternoon. In case that weather or snow conditions do not permit aircraft arrivals at Pioneer Airport on January 21, other activities will continue as planned, including complimentary chili and cake celebrating the birthday of EAA’s matriarch, Audrey Poberezny, as well as the 59th anniversary of the first EAA meeting. Serving will begin at 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. 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.
Skiplane pilots who wish to participate must receive approval and flight briefings from EAA prior to landing at Pioneer Airport. Contact EAA’s Kristin Busse at 920-426-4843 or via e-mail for more information.