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EAA Aviation Museum’s Pioneer Airport 2024 season opens May 4

More than 50 vintage airplanes on display, rides also available


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 30, 2024) — EAA Aviation Museum attendees can take a trip back in time to airports from the early days of air travel, as Pioneer Airport reopens for the 2024 season on May 4. Pioneer Airport will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only until Memorial Day, when it will be open daily through Labor Day.

Pioneer Airport is included with paid museum admission. More than 50 vintage airplanes are on display across seven hangars. The airplanes are from a variety of eras ranging from the 1920s to the early 1970s.

“Pioneer Airport was created by EAA founder Paul Poberezny nearly 40 years ago as a unique way for museum attendees to experience some of EAA’s antique aircraft in a true barnstormer setting,” said Jeff Toline, EAA Director of Aircraft Operations. “The airplane rides available create an ‘Only in Oshkosh’ experience for kids and adults alike.”

Attendees can also go on a brief airplane ride around the Oshkosh area by taking off from the airport’s grass runway. Youths ages 8 to 17 can experience a free, introductory flight in an amateur-built airplane through EAA’s Young Eagles program. Attendees 16 years of age or older can purchase a ride in one of two vintage, open-cockpit biplanes, a 1927 Swallow or a 1929 Travel Air. Biplane flights are $95 and are sold the day of at Pioneer Airport. All airplane rides are dependent on weather conditions and other factors.

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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