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'Barnstormers' to Descend on Pioneer Airport Next Week


American Barnstormers Tour
See upward of a dozen golden age aircraft at EAA's Pioneer Airport on August 22.

August 16, 2012 - The American Barnstormers Tour, featuring a dozen or more airworthy vintage airplanes from aviation's golden age along with pilots decked out in period gear, plans a special stop at EAA's Pioneer Airport next Wednesday, August 22. The tour, which began at the end of AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, is currently making its way through the Midwest. This unscheduled stop in Oshkosh will provide an opportunity for visitors to see these classic aircraft in their "natural habitat" - throwback Pioneer Airport.

Plans are for the planes to arrive around 11 a.m. Wednesday, said Sean Elliott, EAA director of flight ops and vice president of government and industry relations.

The list of tour airplanes ranges from a 1928 Travel Air 6000 to a 1941 New Standard.

EAA members receive free museum admission, but for non-members, regular admission rates apply. For more information, call (920) 426-6108 or visit EAA AirVenture Museum's website.

Planes and pilots for the American Barnstormers Tour:

1928 Travel Air 6000, NC9038; Hank Galpin, Dennis Guentzel
1929 Travel Air 4000, NC397M; Clay Adams
1929 Travel Air 4000, NC379M; David Mars
1929 Travel Air 4D, NC689K; Bruce McElhoe
1929 Travel Air 4000, N455N; Gary Lust
1929 Waco ASO, NC608N; Rich Hornbeck (tentative)
1930 Waco ATO, N663N; Josh Brownell
1930 Monocoupe 90A, N15427; Mark Lightsey
1931 Stinson Jr-S, NC10886; Jim Hammond
1932 Fairchild 22, NC3166; Chad Willie
1935 Fairchild F-22, NC14768; Steve Roth
1941 New Standard, NC9119; Ted Davis

Also, a 1909 Blériot Monoplane, N39109, piloted by Eric Presten, will be transported in.


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