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Winter Flight Fest

EAA Winter Flight Fest | Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Skiplane Fly-in portion of Winter Flight Fest has been CANCELED.

Winter Flight Fest will take place at the EAA Aviation Museum on Saturday, February 12, and will feature indoor excitement and family-friendly activities.

From 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., kids and those who are young-at-heart can enjoy hands-on activities, interactive exhibits, and more! Concessions are available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

EAA Winter Fight Fest Family Activities All-Day Museum Activities

  • Virtual Flight Fest: Experience the freedom of flight and soar through the skies.
  • Wright Flyer Simulator: Experience what the very first powered flight was like!
  • Paper Airplane Launcher: Launch your own paper airplane through a power launcher.
  • X-Planes: Put your own experimental X-plane through various obstacles.
  • Clothespin Airplanes: Make your own airplane refrigerator magnet.
  • Pararescue Challenge: Build a parachute and put it to the test in our wind tunnel.
  • Indoor Model Airplane Flying: See what it takes to build and fly a radio-controlled model airplane!

EAA Winter Flight Fest Airplane Model Building ContestAirplane Model Building Contest

Calling all ages, youth and adult, to build an aviation-themed model off-site for EAA’s Winter Flight Fest Model Building Contest! There will be three age brackets including youth ages 1-12, 13-18, and adults 19 and up. The award-winning models will receive a plaque.

Contestants must have their entries in the museum’s Air Racing Gallery by 1 p.m. Judging starts at 2 p.m., and winners will be announced immediately following judging.

EAA Winter Flight Fest

Skiplane Fly-In | CANCELED

Watch as seasoned pilots land their skiplanes at Pioneer Airport, highlighting a unique and popular segment of aviation.

As part of the Skiplane Fly-In tradition, enjoy complimentary chili at Pioneer Airport. Chili at the Skiplane Fly-In is a longtime tradition. It started as a way to help celebrate Audrey Poberezny’s birthday. Today, we not only use it to remember Audrey, but also celebrate the camaraderie that exists in the aviation world.


All events and activities inside the EAA Aviation Museum require admission. Adults, $12.50; Seniors age 62+, $10.50; Youth age 6-18, $9.50; Children age 5 and under, free. EAA members are free.

*Winter Flight Fest Special* First-time family memberships are available for $40 (regular $50). Visit the museum for free, along with 400 other museums. EAA members receive discounted rates to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Learn more ›

Skiplane spectators do not require museum admission and are welcome to participate in the complimentary chili lunch.

See the 2020 photo gallery to relive this successful family event!

Winter Flight Fest 2020
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