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EAA Debuts Spirit of Aviation Mobile Experience at NBAA
November 10, 2016 - Attendees of the annual National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando, Florida, had the opportunity to get a first look at EAA’s Spirit of Aviation Mobile Experience. This new outreach effort debuted as a part of the indoor static display last week at the Orange County Convention Center. EAA staffers and members from EAA Chapter 74 (Orlando) were on hand to give visitors the grand tour.
It was a great opportunity for a debut operation and let industry partners experience the spirit of aviation in person. The responses were overwhelmingly positive from attendees and media alike. Guests commented about the hands-on STEM activities sponsored by FliteTest and Aircraft Spruce, and how they will draw the attention of younger generations of future aviators to EAA. Crowd favorites were the 360-degree virtual reality experience that put the user right in Oshkosh to learn more about EAA; and flying in a spot-landing contest on one of two Redbird TD flight simulators. Many participants remarked on fond memories of being in Oshkosh for the world’s greatest aviation celebration, and how it remains a dream adventure for the future.
A special Facebook Live event was held on the second day of the conference allowing all EAA fans to get a look at the Spirit of Aviation Mobile Experience and its innovative approach at taking aviation out on the road to enthusiasts around the country. To view the tour, view the video below.
After a successful first outing for the Spirit of Aviation Mobile Experience, the EAA team will start preparing for a full tour in 2017 starting at U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, January 25-28 and then at the Sun ’n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Florida, April 5-9.