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9/11 firefighters, Blue Angels pilots and others added to EAA Aviation Adventure Speaker Series schedule


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (September 5, 2023) — A trio of firefighters who were at ground zero in response to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, and a group of former Blue Angels pilots are among the new additions to the EAA Aviation Adventure Speaker Series schedule.

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

The schedule for these additional speakers include:

Monday, September 11 – EAA Remembers 9/11: Matt Nelson, Charles Bliach, and Steven San Filippo from the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) will share their experiences responding to the 9/11 attack as EAA honors the heroes who risked their lives that day.

Thursday, October 19 – UW Health Med Flight: Karin Ficek will speak about how to operate a medical helicopter, as well as being a part of the first all-female flight crew.

Thursday, November 16 – Blue Angels Panel: Former U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilots will recount training to fly with one of the world’s most prestigious aerobatic teams.

More information can be found at EAA.org/SpeakerSeries.

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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