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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. Snacks and refreshments available for purchase.

Free for EAA members | $5 for nonmembers

April 27, 2023 7 p.m. - Remembering The Band of Brothers

EAA Aviation Museum Speaker Series | April 2023 Band of Brothers Speaker

Speakers: George Luz Jr.

Join us for a special evening with George Luz Jr. His father served in the famous unit in the 101st Airborne during WWII. He will discuss spending time with the soldiers from the unit and visiting the historic sites in Europe.

May 18, 2023 7 p.m. - The Rescue of Bat 21



Speakers: John Vanetten

During the Vietnam War, a USAF B-66 was shot down carrying Lt. Col. Iceal E. "Gene" Hambleton, call sign “Bat 21.” The next several days saw one of the greatest combat search and rescue missions ever undertaken. We will be joined by John Vanetten, who flew this historic mission.  

August 17, 2023 7 p.m. - Honor in the Air-Remembering a Huey Pilot

Honor In the Air - Remembering A Huey Pilot | Pam Fullerton


Speakers: Pam Fullerton

Pam Fullerton’s brother left to fly and fight in the “Huey” during the Vietnam War. Her moving story is a tribute to those who left home during that war.

September 11, 2023, 7 p.m. CDT – EAA Remembers 9/11

EAA Remembers 9/11


Speakers: Members of FDNY

This year we are lucky to have the support of the FDNY as we honor those who stood tall at a time when our country needed heroes.

October 19, 2023, 7 p.m. CDT – Flight for Life

Flight for Life | Karin Ficek


Speaker: Karin Ficek

The advent of the medical helicopter has saved numerous lives. Flight for Life pilot Karin Ficek will talk about what it takes to operate a helicopter on challenging missions, as well as being a part of the first all-female crew.

November 16, 2023, 7 p.m. CDT – Blue Angels Panel

Blue Angels Panel


Speakers: Blue Angels Panel

Join us for a fun-filled night as we talk with former members of the Blue Angels and learn about how they trained to fly the incredible maneuvers they do.

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