Aviation Adventure Speaker Series returns to EAA Aviation Museum this month

Highlighted aircraft each month range from A-10 Thunderbolt II to Goodyear Blimp

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (August 12, 2021) — The popular Aviation Adventure Speaker Series returns to the EAA Aviation Museum this month, with monthly presentations featuring the aircraft and people that make the aviation world fascinating.

The presentations are held monthly at the museum’s Founders’ Wing beginning 7 p.m. Admission is free for EAA members and just $5 for non-members.

On the schedule for fall 2021 and early 2022 include presentations by:

  • Thursday, August 19 – Kim Campbell, A-10 pilot: Campbell is a U.S. Air Force pilot who was recognized for piloting her aircraft back to a base in southern Iraq after taking heavy anti-aircraft fire in aerial combat over Baghdad during Operation Iraqi freedom in 2003.
  • Saturday, September 11 – NYPD helicopter pilot Richard Knoeller: On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Knoeller will recall his experiences flying for New York City’s aviation unit that day. First responders and military veterans also receive free admission for this program.
  • Thursday, October 21 – B-17: The Final Mission. Chris Henry and Hal Bryan: The duo, who co-authored the 2020 book, will relate the stories told directly to them by B-17 veterans who served in World War II. A book signing will immediately follow the talk.
  • Thursday, November 18 – 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.
  • Thursday, January 20 – 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. 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.
  • Thursday, February 17 – An Inside Look at Flying the Goodyear Blimp: A fun evening about one of the most iconic aircraft of the past century takes you behind the scenes of the Goodyear Blimp with two of its pilots.

The EAA Aviation Museum will provide increased distancing in the Founders’ Wing for these presentations in keeping with COVID protocols.

About EAA Aviation Museum

The EAA Aviation Museum is located just off Interstate 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA Aviation Museum at (920) 426-4818 or visit www.EAA.org/Museum.

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