EAA Winter Flight Fest 2024
eaa winter flight fest
eaa winter flight fest

Winter Flight Fest

February 8, 2025 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter Flight Fest will take place at the EAA Aviation Museum on Saturday, February 8, and will feature indoor excitement, family-friendly activities, and a skiplane fly-in*.

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

EAA Winter Fight Fest Family Activities All-Day Museum Activities

  • Wright Flyer Simulator: Experience what the very first powered flight was like!
  • Paper Airplane Launcher: Launch your own paper airplane through a powered launcher.
  • Aviator BINGO: Join our aviation-themed BINGO game, with a twist!
  • Rotorcrafting: Build your own helicopter with a working rotor from recycled household materials.
  • 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, young and old, to build an aviation-themed model off-site for EAA’s Winter Flight Fest Model Building Contest! There will be two brackets, adult and youth. 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.

Skiplane Fly-In

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 to celebrate the camaraderie that we all enjoy in the aviation world.

* Weather permitting


All events and activities inside the EAA Aviation Museum require admission. Adults, $15.00; Seniors age 62+, $13.00; Youth ages 6-18, $12.00; Children ages 5 and under, FREE. EAA members are FREE.

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

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