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

October 21, 2021, 7 p.m. – Taras Lyssenko | Rescuing the Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat


For the past 35 years, Taras Lyssenko of A and T Recovery has led a team to locate and recover World War II-era U.S. Navy aircraft from Lake Michigan. Join us as Taras talks about raising Lewis Air Legends’ Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat, currently on loan at the EAA Aviation Museum, from Lake Michigan.

November 18, 2021, 7 p.m. – Christina Hopper: Breaking Boundaries With the F-16


Known by her call sign “Thumper,” Christina Hopper goes into detail about flying the F-16 into hostile skies as she became the first African-American female fighter pilot to see combat and then become an instructor pilot.

January 20, 2022, 7 p.m. – U-2: Flying a Cold War Legend


The U-2 spy plane is a highly classified high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft which is still shrouded in mystery decades after it began its service. Join us as U-2 pilot Carl Trout talks about what it takes to fly the U-2, as well as his personal stories from this fascinating aircraft.

February 17, 2022, 7 p.m. – An Inside Look at Flying the Goodyear Blimp


Join us for a fun evening that takes us behind the scenes of the Goodyear Blimp with two of its lead pilots.

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