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.
January 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – Dr. Harry Friedman and the Memphis Belle Restoration
Board member of the Memphis Belle Memorial Association and co-author of Memphis Belle: Dispelling the Myths, the most definitive history of the plane to date, Dr. Harry Friedman will present on the recently completed restoration of the B-17, Memphis Belle. The bomber’s move from Memphis to Dayton triggered an over decade-long restoration, concluding with the aircraft’s public display in May 2018. Join us as Dr. Friedman discusses all who played a part in saving this important aircraft.
February 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – Steve Hinton Jr. and Air Racing
Steve 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 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – Jon Bernstein
Jon 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
Join us as Jeff, the curator of the National Museum of the USAF discusses the massive restoration of the B-17 Memphis Belle.