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Textron Aviation Renews Support as Presenting Sponsor of EAA ‘Gathering Of Eagles’ Fundraiser

June 30, 2016 - Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has renewed its commitment and its sponsorship for EAA’s Gathering of Eagles fundraiser, one of aviation’s premier events in support of youth aviation education programs.

The event, which is held during the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, draws more than 1,000 attendees and raises more than $2 million for programs such as EAA Young Eagles and Air Academy. This year, the event is scheduled on Thursday, July 28, at the EAA AirVenture Museum.

“EAA is grateful to Textron Aircraft for its continuing support in creating the next generation of aviators,” Donor Relations Director Nadia Farr said. “The Gathering of Eagles is unique as it brings together all areas of the aviation community, including all those that realize the importance of working together to fortify EAA’s mission of growing aviation through participation by all ages, but especially in young people.”

In the past, the Gathering of Eagles has featured such aviation legends as Bob Hoover, the Apollo 13 crew, and Gene Cernan, as well as celebrities such as Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, the late Cliff Robertson, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Roush.

“Textron Aviation is once again honored to support EAA AirVenture’s Gathering of Eagles fundraiser, as it provides young aspiring aviation enthusiasts resources and opportunities to help them nurture their passion,” said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft at Textron Aviation.

EAA welcomes additional sponsors and supporters for its aviation education programs and for this year’s Gathering of the Eagles. More information can be obtained through EAA’s donor relations office by e-mailing donor@eaa.org.

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