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.

Enjoy a beyond the barrier cockpit climb in various World War II aircraft immediately following the presentation.

Free for EAA members | $5 for nonmembers

August 19. 2021, 7 p.m. – Kim Campbell and the A-10 Warthog


Kim “KC” Campbell is our guest as we join her in flying the A-10 “Warthog.” This aircraft is one of the fiercest attack aircraft ever built, and Kim flew hers to the ultimate limits.

September 11, 2021, 7 p.m. – EAA Remembers 9/11: Richard Knoeller


Join us for a special evening as we reflect on the events of September 11, 2001, with those who were there. This year we are honored to be joined by NYPD helicopter pilot Lt. Richard Knoeller. This event made possible with assistance from the NYPD.

October 21, 2021, 7 p.m. – The Final Mission B-17 Discussion


EAA’s own Chris Henry and Hal Bryan discuss the adventure of writing a book using the stories told directly to them by the veterans who served on the B-17 in World War II. A book signing will immediately follow the talk.

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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