Saturday, November 1, 2008


Enjoy savings and convenience now, and get to the fun faster at Oshkosh!

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (Oct. 30, 2008) - Advance tickets are now available for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," which is coming July 27-August 2, 2009 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

First introduced for EAA AirVenture 2008, the advance purchase system allows EAA members and non-members to pre-purchase AirVenture admission tickets via a secure website. Both daily and weekly admissions are available, as is the ability to join EAA and immediately receive the best possible admission prices available only to EAA members. It also gives discounts to those who pre-purchase their AirVenture tickets now, including $2 for daily admissions and $5 for weekly admissions for advance online purchases. This system was created by ClicknPrint Tickets and is made possible through support from Jeppesen.

"The response to the availability of online advance tickets for AirVenture 2008 was overwhelming," said Rick Larsen, EAA's vice president of marketing. "Tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts took advantage of the convenience of having their tickets in hand when they arrive in Oshkosh. It was an easy decision to bring back that system for AirVenture 2009, and we're focused on making the admissions process even more convenient so you can get to the fun even faster!"

To access the advance ticketing area, go to and connect to the "Buy Now!" area. Full instructions and answers to frequently asked questions are available at that site. Advance AirVenture tickets are scanned and redeemed for the appropriate wristband at AirVenture gates.

Advance EAA AirVenture tickets also make great Christmas and holiday gifts, and allow recipients to enjoy many months of anticipation prior to their own Oshkosh experience.

"We wanted the advance ticket option to be available prior to the holidays to satisfy the many requests we received to make AirVenture admissions an easy-to-give holiday gift," Larsen said.

Steps to simplify the admission structure will also be enacted for next year's event. Youth and student admissions have been merged into a single admission category, while children five and under continue to be welcomed to the event free of charge. In addition, EAA members are encouraged to bring guests, with a guest weekly admission now including a one-year EAA membership.

"Bring a friend along for a week to share the spirit of aviation," Larsen said. "They'll depart Oshkosh with unforgettable memories and as a member of the most passionate group of aviation enthusiasts in the world."

ClicknPrint Tickets ( is the pioneer of online print-at-home ticketing and an industry innovator, providing ticketing services for more than 125 air shows and other sporting events. Through ClicknPrint's services, tickets can be purchased online using any Internet-connected computer. Those tickets are transferable and can be reissued if lost.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. Complete visitor information can be found at For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit


For more information contact:
Dick Knapinski, Media and Public Relations
(920) 426-6523

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