PLANNING UNDERWAY FOR EAA AIRVENTURE 2011
Centennial of Naval Aviation, return of Night Air Show among highlights
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (Oct. 1, 2010) - The
countdown has started for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, which will be
held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., as
planning is now underway for the 59th annual edition of "The World's
Greatest Aviation Celebration."
Among the highlighted activities next summer at Oshkosh will be
the Centennial of Naval Aviation. AirVenture has already been named as
one of the U.S. Navy's top tier events for support throughout the
service's year-long recognition of 100 years of naval aviation.
In addition, the centennial of air mail service is being
recognized in 2011, and events at Oshkosh will include that notable
anniversary. Progress is also continuing on a number of other top-level
attractions and programs for 2011.
After a widely popular debut in 2010, the AirVenture night air
show is also scheduled to return and be held in conjunction with
fireworks on Saturday, July 30. Other family orientated entertainment
options will be scheduled both on the ground and in the air throughout
"The planning for events at AirVenture never really stops. We
just catch our breath for a few days after the end of each year's
fly-in," said EAA chairman Tom Poberezny, who continues to serve as
AirVenture chairman. "Expectations are always high for what's going to
be at Oshkosh each year, and we're making sure that those expectations
for excitement, innovation and value are met and exceeded."
On the grounds, site improvements that began in 2009 will
continue over the coming months. Some points of emphasis include
improving drainage in areas that were submerged during record-setting
rains last July prior to AirVenture 2010. Exhibit areas, aircraft
parking, and the drive-in Camp Scholler are among those areas receiving
Additional information and details will be announced and posted
at www.airventure.org as they are finalized.
EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation
Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. Additional EAA
AirVenture information 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. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.
For more information contact:
Kevin Hazaert, Media and Public Relations