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Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Kim Campbell headlines EAA Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet on Dec. 8
Photo courtesy of Kim Campbell
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 26, 2023) — Kim “KC” Campbell, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel who flew more than 100 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, is this year’s featured guest at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet on Friday, December 8 at the EAA Aviation Museum.
Tickets for the event are currently available at the EAA Aviation Museum website. Attendance is limited to 350.
Campbell served as a fighter pilot and senior military leader in the Air Force for more than 24 years. Campbell flew more than 1,800 hours in the A-10 Warthog during her service. In 2003, she received the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism after successfully landing her badly-damaged A-10 following a completed close-air support mission.
EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet honors the Wright brothers’ successful flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, that began the era of manned flight. Tickets for the event are $70 for EAA members and $95 for nonmembers. Doors open on December 8 at 5 p.m., with the dinner starting at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation immediately following dinner. A book signing will take place after the presentation.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 270,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.