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‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ contest returns in 2022 with big prizes from EAA and Flight Outfitters

Grand prize is full camping package at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – (January 17, 2022) – The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s “Pilot Your Own Adventure” contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners. In 2022, the contest welcomes those to submit original, true-life stories behind the aircraft they have owned or currently own.

“Those of us who fly know that every airplane has its own story and soul,” said Jim Busha, EAA’s vice president of publications, marketing, and membership. “Maybe it’s the story of its operational history, the people that it connected, or the passengers it flew. It doesn’t matter if there were thousands — or even tens of thousands — of the type built, or if it’s rare or even unique, every airframe has tales to tell. And if we love the way you tell your aircraft's story, you might just win the AirVenture camping experience of a lifetime.”

Aviators can enter by writing 500 to 1,000 words about that aircraft. The entry submission must be non-fiction, based on real facts, real events, and real people, and also adhere to the contest requirements as outlined in the official contest rules. Entries must be accompanied by two to eight photos with captions of up to 30 words each.

“The excitement of last year’s inaugural Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, which culminated in a trip to Oshkosh, created tremendous enthusiasm to do it again in 2022,” said Mark Glassmeyer, Flight Outfitters president. "The memories of every aviation adventure includes that special aircraft that becomes an indelible part of the unforgettable experience. That’s what we’re eager to hear about in this year’s contest."

The contest opens on January 14, 2022 and closes on March 14, 2022. Entries can be submitted either online or via the mail. Along with the camping experience at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 in a fully branded Flight Outfitters camper, the grand prize winner will receive a bounty of Flight Outfitters clothing and gear. Second through fifth prizes will also be awarded. Full details, rules, and entry information are available at EAA.org/FlightOutfitters.

About Flight Outfitters
With its roots in general aviation, Flight Outfitters’ first product was a line of stylish, durable and flight-functional bags for pilots. Soon apparel, kneeboards, flashlights and other pilot supplies were added to its offerings. Today outdoor adventurists have discovered Flight Outfitters and have come to rely on its functional, sturdy and reliable products. Whatever the community, Flight Outfitters invites its customers to “Pilot Your Own Adventure.” For more information on Flight Outfitters, visit www.FlightOutfitters.com.

About EAA
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 250,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.


EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution images from the 2021 contest winner are available at EAA’s media resources website.
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