ADVANCE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2017

64th annual edition of ‘World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration’ on July 24-30, 2017

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 13, 2016) — Advance purchase admission tickets and camping credentials are now available for the 65th annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, providing greater convenience for those traveling to the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” The week-long event will be held July 24-30, 2017 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

EAA members and the general public can purchase tickets via a secure website and speed through the admissions process upon arrival in Oshkosh. Daily and weekly admissions are available, including the ability to join EAA and immediately receive the best possible prices. Discounts of $2 on daily adult admissions and $5 on weekly adult admissions are available by purchasing prior to June 16, 2017. Special discounts are also available for veterans and current U.S. military members. There are also early-bird specials for non-EAA members.

“EAA AirVenture remains one of the most affordable family-friendly destinations, featuring a gathering of aircraft, people, innovations, attractions and performances you’ll see no place else in the world,” said Dave Chaimson, EAA vice president of marketing and business development. “This advance purchase opportunity is the best way to be fully ready for an unforgettable experience at Oshkosh, while saving money at the same time. It’s also a great resource for those who want to give that special gift for the aviation enthusiast.”

Highlighted features planned for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 include the Year of the Bomber, honoring the 75th anniversary of the 8th Air Force and the Doolittle Raid; the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo trans-Atlantic flight; 80th anniversary of the Piper J-3 Cub; and the 25th anniversary of EAA’s Young Eagles program.  The multi-platinum band Barenaked Ladies will perform in the always anticipated opening-night concert on Monday, July 24, presented by Ford Motor Company.

Along with daily and weekly AirVenture admissions, there is a special weekend camping package covering the final three days of the event that includes one EAA membership, camping credentials, and four adult admissions – a five percent savings over buying those items separately.

Additionally, a new “Cleared Direct” T-shirt for AirVenture 2017 is also available through the advance purchase website. Receive free shipping on this shirt at the time of advance ticket purchase. Visit the site, make your selections, pay by credit card, and print your tickets at home. Full instructions and answers to frequently asked questions are also included online.

To access the advance ticketing area, visit EAA.org/Tickets. Advance purchase AirVenture tickets are scanned and exchanged for an appropriate wristband at all AirVenture gates in a quick and easy process.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAA

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