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Schedule Set for First Half of 2024 EAA Speaker Series

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The schedule is set for the first half of 2024’s EAA Aviation Adventure Speaker Series, as the first six speakers have been confirmed. The presentations take place on select Thursdays throughout the winter, spring, and summer at 7 p.m. at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh.

The 2024 schedule includes:

  • January 18 – Archaeology and MIA Recovery Missions: Innovations and Challenges: Dr. Brett Hoffman will review the history of the University of Wisconsin MIA Recovery and Identification Project, including the breakthroughs and difficulties along the way.
  • February 15 – The Magic of Air Show Flying: Air show pilot Matt Younkin will detail what it is like to perform in front of crowds all across the country.
  • March 21 – Flying the A-1 Skyraider: Vietnam War veteran John Larrison will discuss conducting some of the first A-1 Skyraider missions over Vietnam.
  • April 18 – Tomcats Over the Gulf: Herman C. Cook III will recount his experience flying one of two American F-14 Tomcats that engaged two Libyan MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on January 4, 1989.
  • May 16 – Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue: Tom Cooper will explain what life is like for a United States Coast Guard helicopter pilot, including personal stories of flying lifesaving missions.
  • June 20 – Bazooka Charlie: Researching One Hero’s Adventure of Taking a Cub to War: Biographer Jim Busha takes a deep dive into the story of Major Charles Carpenter, who made headlines during World War II when he affixed six bazookas to his Piper L-4 airplane in order to attack German tanks.

The monthly Speaker Series is open to the public, with free admission for EAA members and just $5 for nonmembers.

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