June 8, 2017 - Starting this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, the Twilight Flight Fest at the Fun Fly Zone will consist of a series of flying events on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evening starting at 8 p.m. after normal Ultralight activities during AirVenture.
“The Twilight Flight Fest gives us an opportunity to put a spotlight on grassroots forms of aviation,” said Dennis Dunbar, director of AirVenture air show operations.
After an opening monologue by announcer Jon “Jughead” Counsell, EAA STOL Invitational Flying will begin. STOL flying used to be a part of the main air show schedule at Oshkosh, but moving it to the Fun Fly Zone for two nights last year worked well, because the aircraft were able to take off from their preferred surface of grass and fly when winds were more favorable.
Now the STOL invitational will take place during all four nights of the Twilight Flight Fest, but that’s not all that will be going on at that time. The Paradigm Aerobatic Team will be performing as well, expanding on their successful appearance at Oshkosh last year.
After the STOL flying and Paradigm performance, Twilight Flight Fest still has more left to offer. Guests can expect to see skydiving or other events well suited for the dimming light, demos by fixed wing ultralights and light sport aircraft, gyroplanes, powered parachutes, and 3D RC flying.
The Twilight Flight Fest will provide attendees with an up-close look other forms of aviation, and should offer a fun and fresh perspective to any and all crowd members.