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
March 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Bob Caron
Bob Caron presents "Last Helicopter Out of Saigon." Bob was a helicopter pilot in Air America, the CIA's secret airline. He is the pilot featured in one of the most iconic photos of the time.
(Photo Courtesy of Central Intelligence Agency Archives)
April 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – NASA Flight Director Paul Dye
Paul Dye was NASA's lead flight director for 24 shuttle missions from 1993 to 2013 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. As a flight director, Dye was responsible for planning, directing, and controlling the activities of the space shuttle team during these human space flight operations. Paul’s homebuilding roots, including the completed construction of an RV-8, launched him into his new career; editor-in-chief of Kitplanes Magazine.
May 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – The Restorers 15th Anniversary
Join us for a celebration of the 15-year anniversary of the release of the documentary The Restorers. This film explores the people behind the preservation of World War II aircraft and why they do it. There will be a special viewing of the film followed by a special discussion with director and producer Adam White as well as some of the owners and restorers of the aircraft featured in the film.
June 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Joe Duff
Joe Duff, founder of Operation Migration, will discuss his 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 is now on display. Joe’s story and mission was the inspiration for the Jeff Daniels’ film Fly Away Home.
August 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Chris Henry’s Apollo – For All Mankind
EAA Museum Programs Coordinator Chris Henry discusses the Apollo space program and the adventure to get to the moon. Learn how the program was a beam of hope during a turbulent time in America’s history. Walk away with a new found perspective on the sacrifices, celebration, and honor of those who made the Apollo space program possible.