Learn about unique and historic aviation experiences during the Aviation Adventure Speaker Series, free presentations conducted by passionate aviators with a unique story to tell.
Enjoy a beyond the barrier cockpit climb in various World War II aircraft immediately following the presentation.
Thursday, April 16- 7-8:30 p.m.: Flying the Spirit of St. Louis - a Modern Day Perspective – presented
by Sean Elliott, EAA Vice President of Advocacy & Safety
Sean Elliott, who has flown EAA’s replica Spirit of St. Louis for over 150 hours, will discuss the unique characteristics of the Ryan NYP as well as the EAA replica that is still airworthy today. From the aircraft’s incredible blindness from the pilot’s seat to its aerodynamic lack of stability, you will come away with a new appreciation of what Charles Lindbergh truly accomplished with his aviation record in 1927.
Thursday, May 14 - 7-8:30 p.m.: Air Racing in the 1940s – p
resented by Bill Brennand
Join us as legendary air racer and EAA pioneer Bill Brennand shares many stories—or what he calls aerial adventures. While working for air racing legend Steve Wittman in 1947, Bill won the Goodyear Trophy at the National Air Races without ever flying a practice course. In the years that followed he flew many more races and was in the winner's circle more than half the time. Bill will also talk about his time with Steve Wittman, life as a corporate pilot, and his airport west of Neenah.