June 14 is Ultralight Day at EAA’s Pioneer Airport

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 6, 2014) — EAA’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh will be transformed into a fun fly zone on Saturday, June 14, as up to 30 ultralights and light planes descend onto the grass airstrip to participate in EAA’s Ultralight Day 2014.

As part of the event, invited members of EAA Ultralight Chapter 1 (Southern Wisconsin) and Chapter 75 (North Central Wisconsin) will use special procedures to fly their ultralights to Pioneer Airport in two mass arrivals between 9-10 a.m., weather permitting. Beginning at 1 p.m., pilots will conduct several pilot proficiency events, which include accuracy landings, bean bag drops, and “torpedo run contests.” Any competitor who scores in the top three of each event will receive a special plaque.

“This will be a great opportunity for anyone visiting the EAA museum to see up close and learn more about this fun, affordable segment of aviation,” said Timm Bogenhagen, EAA ultralight & light-plane community manager. “Affordable fun is the core of this kind of flying.”

These unique flying machines vary in style and design, ranging in types from powered parachutes to traditional fixed winged aircraft.

Anyone who wants to have a fun afternoon learning about this fun and unique segment of flight can attend Ultralight Day. Admission to the activities is included with regular museum admission for non-EAA members, and is free for EAA members.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution photo images of Ultralight Day are available at EAA’s media FTP site:
http://media.eaa.org          Username: eaamedia        Password: airventure2012            (Museum Activities folder).

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