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Vintage in Review Schedule Announced for AirVenture 2017

June 22, 2017 - While there are certainly plenty of shiny new toys on display during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, of course, scores of beautiful older aircraft also make appearances at the convention. Vintage in Review during Oshkosh 2017 highlights some of these older aircraft with discussions at Interview Circle.

Interviews will take place Monday through Friday, but here are some standout sessions. Each day Vintage in Review opens at 10:45 a.m. with the live run-up of an antique radial engine. Various pilots and planes are featured each day.

Monday, July 24: Red Barn Celebration Day

11 a.m. – Ray Johnson interviews Mike Mowers from JAARS who will be presenting the first production Helio Courier: Ol’ No. 1. This airplane is a well-known Oshkosh favorite, having demonstrated STOL flying characteristics at many EAA conventions.

Tuesday, July 25

11 a.m. – Interviewee to be determined.

Wednesday, July 26: Vintage Day/Young VAA Pilots Day

11 a.m. – Ray Johnson interviews Luke Lachendro, flying in and presenting a very rare 1932 Fairchild 22C7B, powered by a 125-hp Menasco C4 Pirate engine, and Jesse Clement, with an 85-hp 1947 Piper J-3 Cub.

Thursday, July 27: Ladies Who Fly Taildraggers Day

11 a.m. – Ray Johnson interviews Judy Birchler, founder of LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com; Ann Pellegreno, who duplicated Amelia Earhart’s around the world flight in a Lockheed 10A; and Sarah Dickerson, with a 1946 Cessna 120.

Friday, July 28

11 a.m. – Interviewee to be determined.

Be sure to check out Vintage in Review Monday- Friday to learn about all sorts of Vintage aircraft and hear exciting stories from their pilots and restorers. Vintage in Review at Interview Circle can be found on the Rose Plaza just east of the Vintage Hangar. 

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