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 7:00pm.
Enjoy a beyond the barrier cockpit climb in various World War II aircraft immediately following the presentation.
Free for EAA Members | $5 for Nonmembers
June 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Joe Duff
Joe Duff, who worked closely with Operation Migration founder Bill Lishman, will discuss their work to lead a variety birds on their migrations. Joe recently donated one of the aircraft used in the migration process to the EAA Aviation Museum, which now has that aircraft on display. Lishman’s story and mission was the inspiration for the 1996 family film Fly Away Home, which starred Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin.
August 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Col. Lavern Griffin
Col. Griffin flew secret missions in F-86 Sabers modified with cameras. Griffin led pilots of the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on three top secret over flights of Soviet air bases in far eastern Siberia. The photos they made with their specially equipped F-86F jets informed American defense strategists that the Tu-4 bombers in the photos were not capable of delivering nuclear bombs to targets in South Korea, Japan, or the United States. Detection by the Soviets would spark a crisis in a very tense international environment, but the intelligence gathered made the United States a little bit more secure.