Flight Fest · April 2-3, 2011 · 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
springtime by discovering the exciting world of
aviation with an interactive, educational family
experience at EAA’s Family FlightFest at the
EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.
thrill of flying in the Wright Flyer and Hot
Seat simulators. Parachute an egg safely to the
ground in the “Houston, We May Have an Omelet”
egg drop challenge. Build your own paper
airplane and enter it in contests. Plus, explore
the museum in the Stamp Scavenger Hunt, watch
kid-friendly movies in the SkyScape Theater,
view radio-controlled flying and model-making
demonstrations, assemble and fly a free glider,
and enjoy activities and exhibits in the
Lunch will be
available for purchase each day between 11:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All of the above activities
are included with regular admission (adults,
$9.75; seniors age 62+, $8.50; students age
6-17, $7; children age 5 and under, free; family
rate of two adults plus children, $22). EAA
members receive free admission to the EAA
AirVenture Museum. The MaxFlight Simulator
located in the KidVenture wing of the museum is
also available for an additional $6.
Visit the AirVenture
Museum website or call 920-426-6135
for more information.
Academy Camp Enrollment Going on Now!
The EAA Young Eagles Camp introduces ages
12-13 to the wondrous world of aviation. Small
group activities and close counselor
relationships present aviation material through
a unique combination of fun and discovery in a
science camp format. Session 1: June 13-17;
Session 2: July 12-16.
Academy Basic Camp
The EAA Air Academy Basic Camp is a hands-on
camp designed to interest and challenge ages
14-15 with the fascinating world of aviation.
Small group activities and close counselor
relationships present intermediate aviation
material through a unique combination of fun and
discovery in a science camp format. Activities
include designing, building, and flying a
hot-air balloon model, building and flying a
model rocket kit, learning about aviation
history and flight, and experiencing flight in
an airplane and helicopter! Sessions for 2011:
Session 1: June 19-24; Session 2: June 26 - July
1; Session 3: July 5-10. Limited space is
filling up fast.
Space Weeks Announced · April 27-29 & May
Take your classroom into warp drive at EAA
Rockets (Grades 3-5)
“Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it
is!” Not only does Alka-Seltzer help you to
feel better fast, it can also be used to power a
film canister fizzing rocket. During this
activity, students experiment with Newton’s
Third Law, discover all of the parts that make
up a rocket, and construct and launch their very
own fizzing rocket.
Voyage to the
Moon (Grades 3-8)
Students participate in activities provided
by Space Explorers focusing on the moon.
Activities include a NASA Design Squad Challenge
designed to measure how craters are formed on
the moon, and an experiment that enables
students to calculate how far they would be able
to jump on the moon. Each participating teacher
receives access to the Space Explorers website
and programs for 12 months.
Rockets (Grades 6-8)
Students working in teams of two, design,
build, and launch (outdoors) a Compressed Air
Rocket vehicle (20oz soda bottle) to protect an
“Eggstronaut” from the perils of reentry.
The ultimate test will be to see whose “Eggstronaut”
survives the blast-off! This activity provides
an up-close view of the EAA multi-media space
exhibit, which includes a full size reproduction
of SpaceShipOne. *In case of inclement weather,
the Compressed Air Rocket activity will be
replaced by “Houston, We May Have An Omelet
Cost: $5.25 per
student. For more information, and to make
reservations for your class, email
or call 920-426-6880.