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Multiple Aircraft Groups to Make EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 ‘Aviation’s Family Reunion’

Aircraft anniversaries celebrated range from 30 to 75 years

January 14, 2016 - More than a half-dozen types of airplanes will be celebrating special anniversaries in 2016, and owners of those aircraft are commemorating the occasion at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, the perfect place for aircraft and aviation people to gather.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, the 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The aircraft types celebrating anniversaries at Oshkosh are from across the spectrum including homebuilts, vintage aircraft, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, and ultralights. Owners of anniversary aircraft types are encouraged to register early to help ensure parking and other special events surrounding their gathering.

Among the aircraft types celebrating anniversaries at Oshkosh are:

  • Van’s RV-6 – 30 years
  • Ultralights at Oshkosh – 40 years
  • Cessna C120/C140 – 70 years
  • Navion – 70 years
  • De Havilland Chipmunk – 70 years
  • Interstate Cadet – 75 years
  • Grasshopper (L-Bird) – 75 years
  • Stearman Aircraft (Warbirds and Vintage), commemorating Boeing’s 100th anniversary
  • Globe/Temco Swift - 70 years

“Along with these milestone anniversaries, there are dozens of other aircraft groups and type clubs that make EAA AirVenture their annual reunion place,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice present of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “Oshkosh really is the site of aviation’s family reunion. Whatever you fly or enjoy see flying, you’ll find kindred spirits on our flightline.”