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IAC Welcomes VIPs to AirVenture Oshkosh 2017
May 11, 2017 - The International Aerobatic Club is pleased to announce that Walter Extra, chief designer and founder of the EXTRA Aircraft Company in Germany, and Frank Christensen, founder of Christen Industries, will attend as its guests at the annual IAC gathering of members during EAA AirVenture on Friday, July 28.
Extra is coming to Oshkosh as a part of the gathering of EXTRA owners and pilots, which is part of IAC’s activities. Along with Siemens, Extra is planning to bring the EXTRA 330LE electric powered aircraft to Air Venture. Christensen set the gold standard for kit-built aircraft with his series of kits and builder manuals. The Christen Eagle II was introduced to the aviation world at EAA Oshkosh 1977.
The IAC Pavilion will feature an exhibition of the Christen Eagle II’s 40th anniversary and the EXTRA series of aerobatic aircraft over the last 30 years. Visual displays will tell the story of the EXTRA 230 and subsequent models of the EXTRA series, including the EXTRA 330SC, which has proven to be one of the most successful competition airplanes of all time. An additional display area will tell the story of the iconic Christen Eagle II and highlight its development.
Learn more about the IAC exhibition and related activities on the IAC website.
Planning on bringing an EXTRA or Christen Eagle to AirVenture? Be sure to register: