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‘Pilot Your Own Adventure’ contest returns in 2023 with prizes from EAA and Flight Outfitters

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 24, 2023) — The opportunity for an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize as EAA’s “Pilot Your Own Adventure” contest, supported by Flight Outfitters, is now open for pilots and aircraft owners. In 2023, the contest welcomes those to submit original, true-life stories of how flying helped transform them from a dreamer to a doer.

“Those of us who fly experience memorable aviation journeys that leave an indelible impression on our life,” said Jim Busha, EAA’s vice president of publications, marketing, membership and retail. “Maybe it’s the story of a trip to your dream destination, the first flight in your homebuilt aircraft, or a truly grassroots adventure. Every pilot has their own story to tell. And if we love the way you tell your story, you might just win the AirVenture camping experience of a lifetime.”

Aviators can enter by writing 500 to 1,000 words about their experience. The entry submission must be non-fiction, based on real facts, real events, and real people, and also adhere to the contest requirements as outlined in the official contest rules. Entries must be accompanied by two to eight photos with captions of up to 30 words each.

“The excitement of last year’s Pilot Your Own Adventure contest, which culminated in a trip to Oshkosh, created tremendous enthusiasm to do it again in 2023,” said Mark Glassmeyer, Flight Outfitters president. "The memories of every aviation adventure includes that special aircraft that becomes an indelible part of the unforgettable experience. That’s what we’re eager to hear about in this year’s contest."

The contest closes on March 13, 2023. Entries can be submitted either online or via the mail. Along with the camping experience at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 in a fully branded Flight Outfitters camper, the grand prize winner will receive a bounty of Flight Outfitters clothing and gear. Second through fifth prizes will also be awarded. Full details, rules, and entry information are available at EAA.org/FlightOutfitters.

About Flight Outfitters
With its roots in general aviation, Flight Outfitters’ first product was a line of stylish, durable and flight-functional bags for pilots. Soon apparel, kneeboards, flashlights and other pilot supplies were added to its offerings. Today outdoor adventurists have discovered Flight Outfitters and have come to rely on its functional, sturdy and reliable products. Whatever the community, Flight Outfitters invites its customers to “Pilot Your Own Adventure.” For more information on Flight Outfitters, visit www.FlightOutfitters.com.

About EAA
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 270,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.EAA.org. For continual news updates, connect with Twitter.com/EAA.

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