Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet

December 13, 2019 – This annual banquet honors the spirit and achievements of the Wright Brothers.

Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet

Celebrate the anniversary of the first power flight with special guest presenters, cocktails, and full dinner service. Save the date for Friday, December 13, 2019.


Guest presenters: Steve Hinton and Steven Hinton. The dynasty of Air Racing, the Hintons have always pushed the limits of aviation in their quest for speed. Steve Hinton, father, blazed the skies winning championships and setting speed records. Steven Hinton, son, followed in his father’s footsteps and then some, winning even more championships and breaking the speed record his father originally set. Steve Hinton, in his first appearance on stage at EAA, will be joined by his son to talk about their historic careers and shared passion for aviation.

Steve and Steven Hinton

Steve, EAA 181203, is the president of Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California, and is a retired air racer, winning two Unlimited-class national championships at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, over the course of his career. In 1979, Steve set the piston-driven aircraft 3-km world speed record in P-51D Red Baron (re-designated RB-51 due to extensive modifications), a record he held until 1989. Steve is also renowned for his work in a variety of movies and television series, where he either served as a pilot or aerial coordinator. Among his many credits are Black Sheep Squadron, Die Hard 2, The Rocketeer, Con Air, Air Force One, Pearl Harbor, Iron Man, Dunkirk, and First Man.

Steven has won seven Unlimited-class national championships at the Reno Air Races, doing so in the highly-modified P-51Ds Strega and Voodoo. In 2017, Steve set the world speed record for a propeller-driven, piston-powered aircraft, doing so in Voodoo with a speed of 531.53 mph -- breaking the record of 528 mph set by Lyle Shelton in 1989 in the F8F Bearcat Rare Bear, which had broken Steven’s father’s record.

Tickets will be available for EAA members for $60 and non-members for $80. The doors to the event will open at 5pm with dinner served at 6:30pm. Assigned seats will be selected at time of purchase.

All tickets sales are non-refundable.

Dinner Choices:

  • Braised Short Ribs with Garlic New Potatoes
  • Bourbon & Brown Sugar Salmon with Wild Rice Blend (gluten free)
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Walnut Butter Sauce (vegetarian)

Looking for a place to stay in Oshkosh? Click the link for special rates!

Hilton Garden Inn — Use the code “WBRB” online or ask for the “Wright Brothers Room Block” when calling (920) 966-1300.

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel — Rates start at $99.99 plus tax when you mention Wright Brothers at time of booking.

 

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