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Ultralight Day Coming to Pioneer Airport June 14

  • Ultralight Day
    A Quicksilver prepares to do the bean bag drop.
  • Pioneer Airport
    A large collection of ultralights and light planes dominate Pioneer Airport’s flightline.
  • Ultralight Day
    A Kolb UltraStar is about to make a torpedo run.

NOTE: Due to expected  high gusty winds for Saturday and the likelihood of rain/thunderstorms on Sunday, Ultralight Day will be canceled this year. We hope to bring this event to EAA in 2015.

May 1, 2014 - EAA’s Pioneer Airport will be transformed into a fun fly zone on Saturday, June 14, as up to two dozen ultralights and light aircraft fly to the grass airstrip for Ultralight Day 2014.

Members of EAA Ultralight Chapters 1 (Southern Wisconsin) and 75 (North Central Wisconsin) will fly their ultralights, and light-planes to EAA’s Pioneer Airport to show the public what fun flying is all about.

“This will be a great opportunity for anyone visiting the EAA museum to see up close and learn more about this fun, affordable segment of aviation,” said Timm Bogenhagen, EAA ultralight & light-plane community manager. “Affordable fun is the core of this kind of flying.”

Two mass arrivals will take place between 9-10 a.m., and each chapter has a designated flight leader that will be leading their chapter’s flight of aircraft in for landing on Pioneer Airport’s grass runway, weather permitting. At about 1 p.m., pilots will conduct several proficiency events like accuracy landing, torpedo runs, and bean bag drops. Those scoring in the top three of each event will receive a special plaque.

Admission to Pioneer Airport is included with regular museum admission. There is no charge for EAA members.

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