Aviation Adventure Speaker Series

Learn about unique and historic aviation experiences during the Aviation Adventure Speaker Series, conducted by passionate aviators with a unique story to tell. Presentations take place in the Founder's Wing at the EAA Aviation Museum. All presentations start at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a beyond the barrier cockpit climb in various World War II aircraft immediately following the presentation.

Free for EAA members | $5 for nonmembers

Upcoming Programs:

February 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – Steve Hinton Jr. and Air Racing

Steve Hinton JrSteve will talk about his career as an air race pilot as well as the speed records he is pursuing in a highly modified P-51 Mustang.

March 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – Special Event: Capt. Neil Hansen and Luann Grosscup, Flight: An Air America Pilot’s Story of Adventure, Descent and Redemption

To celebrate the launch of their new book, Capt. Neil Hansen, an EAA Aviation Museum docent, and co-author Luann Grosscup will present on Neil’s decade-long experience in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era as a captain for Air America. He has accumulated more than 29,000 hours of flight time, 9,000 in a combat zone, and he flew the last plane out of Cambodia literally hours before the Khmer Rouge closed the airport.

Join us during this special event on Sunday, purchase your copy of the new book, and get it personally signed by the authors after the presentation.


March 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – Jon Bernstein

Jon BernsteinJon will be here to discuss his time as an Army aviator flying the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.

April 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – Jeff Duford and the Restoration of the B-17 Memphis Belle

Jeff DufordJoin us as Jeff, the curator of the National Museum of the USAF discusses the massive restoration of the B-17 Memphis Belle.


May 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – Flying the AC-130 gunship

Join us for a extraordinary night as members from the U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations Wing talk about flying this legendary aircraft for combat missions that provide support to other aircraft and soldiers fighting on the ground.


June 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – Flying Elvis’s Private Jets

Lisa MarieEAA member Ron Strauss was one of Elvis’ private pilots and will talk about what it was like to fly Elvis’ Convair, Lisa Marie.