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U-2 spyplane, Goodyear blimp, aerial combat among topics at 2022 EAA Aviation Museum speaker series

Aviation Adventure Speaker Series brings world of flight personalities to Oshkosh

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 7, 2022) — Fascinating topics ranging from piloting the U-2 spyplane to flying the Goodyear blimp are coming to the EAA Aviation Museum in 2022, as the Aviation Adventure Speaker Series returns beginning January 20.

The monthly speaker series is open to the public, with presentations beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free for EAA members and just $5 for nonmembers.

Among the speakers already confirmed for 2022 are:

Thursday, January 20 – U-2: Flying a Cold War Legend: Carl Trout recalls his experiences flying the highly classified surveillance aircraft, which is still shrouded in mystery decades after it entered service. Trout also highlights the unique flying characteristics of this legendary airplane.

Thursday, February 17 – An Inside Look at Flying the Goodyear Blimp: The Goodyear Blimp is one of the most iconic airships ever created and a hallmark of big events throughout America. Two of the blimp’s pilots describe their adventures flying one of the most well-known aircraft in history.

Thursday, March 17 – Randall Cunningham, U.S. Navy Ace: “Duke” Cunningham was the only U.S. Navy ace from the Vietnam War and will share his experiences of air combat and aerial dogfights in the jet age.

Thursday, April 28 – Saving North American Aviation’s Archives: Ken Jungeberg discovered forgotten drawings from North American Aviation, the company that built the P-51 Mustang, B-25 bombers, and F-86 Sabre fighter jet, among others. Jungeberg, along with Ester Aube of AirCorp Aviation, are working to keep this history from being lost forever.

Additional speakers for 2022 will be announced as they are confirmed.

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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