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Welcome Center, the ‘Center’ of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
June 25, 2015 - Whether you’re a pilot, a builder, or just a plane watcher, the EAA Welcome Center will demonstrate how EAA is seeking to enhance everyone’s aviation experiences. The Welcome Center - and EAA Square - is firmly focused on helping people get the most out of this shared passion we call aviation.
If you have a question about EAA or what membership means, you’ll find the answer at the Welcome Center. EAA Membership Services experts will be joined by representatives of EAA membership benefits, EAA lifetime membership, EAA chapters, EAA government advocacy, and EAA flight experiences staffs.
In addition to having all that “411,” the EAA Welcome Center has a couple of significant attractions, including the One Week Wonder, a Zenith CH 750 built in the span of seven days last year. See the completed airplane on display, and if you are one of the more than 2,500 people who had a hand in building it, you can inspect the finished product and look for your signature.
EAA Founder Paul Poberezny’s final project, the replica of the Baby Ace that led to the first EAA membership explosion, will also be on display at the Welcome Center. The original airplane, highlighted in a series of Mechanix Illustrated articles in 1955, put EAA and experimental aircraft on the map.
When Paul passed away in 2013, a group of EAA members finished the project. (Read about the project in the June Issue of EAA Sport Aviation.)
In addition to all these attractions, the Welcome Center also offers a place to take a break during a long AirVenture day. We’ll have seating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, computer access, cold water, and plenty of copies of the July issue of Sport Aviation – the first edition that features incorporation of the new Experimenter magazine.
“While you’re enjoying EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh, we’d love for you to stop by the Welcome Center,” said Eric Cernjar, EAA membership marketing manager. “Whether you want to learn how we can help you engage in aviation, you want to check out a couple cool airplanes - or if you just would like a place to catch your breath and grab a cold glass of water - we’d love to have you over for a visit!”