LEGENDARY PILOTS, AIRCRAFT AND THEIR STORIES AT EAA AIRVENTURE 2009 'WARBIRDS IN REVIEW'
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (May 20, 2009) - The legendary pilots and aircraft of the past 75 years will take center stage once again during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 27-August 2 at Wittman Regional Airport, as the EAA Warbirds of America host their popular "Warbirds in Review" program.
These daily informal sessions in the Warbirds area have proven extremely popular with AirVenture attendees, as it is a rare chance to see such aviation legends as Bud Anderson, Paul Poberezny, Gunther Rall and Bob Hoover up close with aircraft types that they flew in combat, testing or training. Little-known stories and questions-and-answer time with these personalities are among the highlights available at Oshkosh that are nearly impossible to witness anywhere else.
Warbirds in Review sessions take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 27-August 1, and at 10 a.m. on Sunday, August 2. Admission to these programs are included with all AirVenture admissions and are part of one of the world's greatest annual gatherings of former military aircraft in one place.
"The Warbirds in Review programs alone are worth the price of AirVenture admission," said Bill Fischer, Warbirds of America executive director. "Combine that with all the warbird aircraft, flying activities and everything else at Oshkosh, there is no place in the world that compares for the true aviation enthusiast."
EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. For instant news updates, go to http://twitter.com/EAAupdate.
2009 "WARBIRDS IN REVIEW"
Monday July 27
10 am: Blacksheep Squadron Pilot, Lt. Col. Jim Hill w/F4U Corsair (aircraft owners: Dave Folk, Dan Schiffer)
1 pm: Paul Poberezny & Herb Carper w/ PT-19 and PT-26 (owners: Herb Carper [PT-19] and CAF Wisconsin Wing [PT-26])
Tuesday July 28
10 am: Vintage Wings of Canada w/ P-40 & Hurricane (owner: Vintage Wings of Canada)
1 pm: T.R. Swartz w/ A-4 (owner: Paul Wood)
Wednesday July 29
10 am: "Ravens" Jack Drummond & Ed Gunter with Test Pilot Bob Hoover w/
T-28 - Highlighting the 60th Anniversary of T-28 (owner: Scott
1 pm: Bud Anderson and Jack Roush w/ P-51B "Old Crow" and P-51D "Old Crow" (owners: Jack Roush and Jim Hagedorn)
Thursday July 30
10 am: Brad Lang w/P-51 Mustang "Red Tail" (owner: CAF)
1 pm: Gunther Rall w/ ME-109E & Hispano 109 (owners: Russell Aviation Group & Cavanaugh Flight Museum)
Friday July 31
10 am: Chuck Downey w/ Wildcat and SNJ-5 (owners: Mike Gillian & Mike
1 pm: Joe Engle (X-15 50th Anniversary) w/ F-86 Sabre (aircraft TBD)
Saturday August 1
10 am: Rod Lewis & Bob Cardin w/ P-38 "Glacier Girl" (owner: Rod Lewis)
1 pm: Bill & Buck Patillo w/ P-51 Mustangs (owner: Bob Baker)
Sunday August 2
10 am: Bill & Scott Yoak w/ P-51 "Quick Silver" (owner: Bill & Scott
For more information contact:
Dick Knapinski, Media and Public Relations