Aviation Adventure Speaker Series

Learn about unique and historic aviation experiences during the Aviation Adventure Speaker Series, conducted by passionate aviators with a unique story to tell. Presentations take place in the Founder's Wing at the EAA Aviation Museum. All presentations start at 7:00 p.m.

Free for EAA members | $5 for nonmembers

August 18, 2022, 7 p.m. - First Woman to Fly the Falcon



Speakers: Sharon Preszler

Sharon Preszler will be our guest as she talks about her journey to become the first woman to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon. 

September 11, 2022 7 p.m. - EAA Remembers 9/11

September 2022 Aviation Speaker Series | Heather Penney

Speakers: Heather "Lucky" Penney

USAF Fighter pilot Heather “Lucky” Penney will talk with us about her career as an F-16 fighter pilot and the events that she was involved with on that September Day in 2001. Heather was part of the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training. She grew up around aviation and warbirds, and learned that Congress had opened combat aviation to women while she was earning her Master of Arts at Purdue University. EAA members, first responders, active military, and veterans are free.

October 20, 2022 7 p.m. - B-58 Hustler - The Legend of the Strategic Air Command

Convair B-58 Hustle Flying | Charlie Hooker


Speakers: Charlie Hooker

Hear what it was like to take the Convair B-58 Hustle aloft firsthand from SAC pilot Charlie Hooker.

November 17, 2022 7 p.m. - Adventures in Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Balloons Lifting Off Over Open Field


Speakers: Mike Beck

Mike Beck takes us on an adventure of what it is like to explore and fly a hot air balloon. This talk will feature striking photos as we see the beauty of Earth from the basket of a hot air balloon. 

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