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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. Snacks and refreshments available for purchase.

Free for EAA members | $5 for nonmembers

June 15, 2023 7 p.m. - F-8 Crusader: The Last of the Gunfighters

James Markel


Speakers: James Markel

It has been said that “When you are out of F-8’s, you are out of fighters”. Marine Corp Aviator James Markel will talk about his experience flying the mighty Crusader in Vietnam.

August 17, 2023 7 p.m. - Honor in the Air-Remembering a Huey Pilot

Honor In the Air - Remembering A Huey Pilot | Pam Fullerton


Speakers: Pam Fullerton

Pam Fullerton’s brother left to fly and fight in the “Huey” during the Vietnam War. Her moving story is a tribute to those who left home during that war.

September 11, 2023, 7 p.m. CDT – EAA Remembers 9/11

EAA Remembers 9/11


Speakers: Members of FDNY

This year we are lucky to have the support of the FDNY as we honor those who stood tall at a time when our country needed heroes.

October 19, 2023, 7 p.m. CDT – Flight for Life

Flight for Life | Karin Ficek


Speaker: Karin Ficek

The advent of the medical helicopter has saved numerous lives. Flight for Life pilot Karin Ficek will talk about what it takes to operate a helicopter on challenging missions, as well as being a part of the first all-female crew.

November 16, 2023, 7 p.m. CDT – Blue Angels Panel

Blue Angels Panel


Speakers: Blue Angels Panel

Join us for a fun-filled night as we talk with former members of the Blue Angels and learn about how they trained to fly the incredible maneuvers they do.

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