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Spirit of Aviation Mobile Experience at Sebring This Week
January 26, 2017 – EAA’s new Spirit of Aviation mobile experience trailer makes its 2017 debut at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo this week, providing plenty of activities for aviators and prospective aviators. The unit, filled with hands-on projects and plenty of EAA information, made its premiere at the National Business Aviation Association convention last November, but will begin its full schedule this year.
The mobile experience brings a slice of Oshkosh to Sebring. Visitor experiences include flight time in two Redbird TD flight simulators, a Welcome to EAA 360-degree virtual reality video, and two hands-on, EAA-branded activities: a sheet metal cookie cutter project sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, and an FT Venture foam glider, sponsored by Flitetest.
The 53-foot semitrailer is also a rolling billboard for EAA, which includes graphics highlighting a Long-EZ homebuilt aircraft and its futuristic design representing EAA’s experimental aircraft roots. It also features visibility for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and the 25th anniversary of the Young Eagles program in 2017. Other unique features of the mobile display are a reproduction of the Wittman Regional Airport control tower, a pop-out stage, and an activity area that can be repurposed for presentations and other activities.
“We want to promote EAA, our passion for flight, and our mission of growing participation in aviation in a way that’s fun and engaging,” said Dave Chaimson, EAA’s vice president of marketing and business development. “The Spirit of Aviation mobile marketing unit brings EAA to life through immersive activities and virtual reality experiences, giving visitors a glimpse into the world of aviation, as well as inviting them to be part of EAA’s dynamic, growing, and innovative member community.”
EAA headquarters staff will also be on hand throughout the Sport Aviation Expo, welcoming EAA members and inviting others to join the 200,000 people already in the EAA community.