EAA AirVenture Museum

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Family Flightfest
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day

March 28-29, 2009

Family Flightfest offers exciting, interactive activities for kids of all ages, providing a full weekend of family fun activities guaranteed to cure those mid-winter blues. The younger set will have a great time on the pedal planes, watching movies, and making aviator goggles. For the more adventurous, the Wright Flyer simulator is a great opportunity to experience flight like the Wright brothers did. Other activities include aircraft modeling, paper airplanes, and the popular Houston, We May Have an Omelet egg drop. Visitors can also enjoy R/C controlled flying demonstrations, including a giant blimp! Lunch will be available for purchase in the museum between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All activities are included in regular museum admission, which is free for EAA members. Learn more at www.airventuremusem.org.

Family Flightfest

Pioneer Airport Opening Weekend May 2-3, 2009

Pioneer Airport reopens after a long, cold winter on Saturday, May 2. The airport will be operational on weekends through mid-October and daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. EAA's vintage planes will be flying, along with EAA Young Eagle flight experience opportunities for youths ages 8-17. More than 50 vintage planes are displayed in the seven period hangars. Experience the "Golden Age" of aviation from the 1920's and 30's. Pioneer Airport is a wonderful place to enjoy the sights and sounds of vintage flying machines in their "natural habitat."  Learn more at www.pioneerairport.org.

Pioneer Airport Opening Weekend

Space Week May 4-8, 2009

Students from grades 3-8 learn about the science and wonder of space exploration during EAA's Space Week. Activities take place daily from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., including designing and building a vehicle to protect an "eggstronaut" from the perils of re-entry. This activity also includes a close-up view of EAA's multimedia space exhibit, featuring a full-sized reproduction of the world's first and only private spacecraft, SpaceShipOne. For more information, prices, and to make reservations for your class, call 920-426-6880 or e-mail museum@eaa.org.

Space Week

EAA Young Eagles Camp
Ages 12-13
Session 1: June 15-19, 2009
Session 2: June 21-25, 2009

The EAA Young Eagles Camp is an introduction to the wondrous world of aviation. Small group activities and close counselor relationships present the basics of flight through a unique combination of fun and discovery in a science camp format. Primary activities include rocketry, learning how balloons fly, and learning about aviation history and flight. For more information, visit www.airacademy.org.

EAA Young Eagles Camp

EAA Basic Air Academy
Ages 14-15
Session 1: June 27-July 2, 2009
Session 2: July 6-11, 2009
Session 3: July 13-18, 2009
The next exciting step into the world of aviation, EAA's Basic Air Academy includes "hands-on" activities developed specifically for intermediate student. These occur in classroom and multimedia presentations, specialized laboratory activities, and aviation-related demonstrations. For more information, visit www.airacademy.org. EAA Basic Air Academy

Fantasy Flight Camp - Bell 47 Helicopter September 11-13, 2009

The Bell 47 helicopter is well known to most people from the TV shows Whirly Birds and M*A*S*H*. You can be a part of this weekend ground school exploring EAA's own 1956 model, a Bell 47G-2. Modules include rotorcraft aerodynamics, Bell 47 systems, utility helicopter operations, and a Bell 47 flight experience with ground and flight maneuvers. Relive this important part of aviation history. Learn more

Fantasy Flight Camp - Bell 47 Helicopter

Fantasy Flight Camp - Ultimate Military Trainers October 9-11, 2009

You won't want to miss this chance of a lifetime in experiencing unforgettable flights in two incredible aircraft from EAA's own collection of military trainers, a Consolidated PT-3 Husky and a North American T-6 Texan. The course includes the history of perhaps the most interesting period of military trainer history: the 1930s. Participants will have a rare opportunity to fly in the only remaining airworthy Husky. In addition, you will take a second flight in the famed "pilot maker," the North American T-6. Flights include a pre-flight briefing on the aircraft and its controls. EAA's own pilots and instructors will perform the take-off, demonstrate in the air how the controls work, and then it is your turn! The grace of the PT-3 and the speed and power of the T6 will give you truly memorable flight experiences.  Learn more

Fantasy Flight Camp - Ultimate Military Trainers

Fantasy Flight Camp - EAA Ford Tri-Motor October 23-25, 2009

EAA’s 1929 Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-E keeps alive the spirit of the early days of passenger transport. Participants receive a new understanding and appreciation for one of aviation’s classic designs, affectionately referred to as the “Tin Goose.” The experience is capped by a one-hour flight experience, and participants can log 0.2 hours at the controls. Learn more

Fantasy Flight Camp - EAA Ford Tri-Motor

Fantasy Flight Camp - EAA B-17 December 4-6, 2009

One of the most famous airplanes of World War II, the B-17 Flying Fortress, needs little introduction. Program participants are immersed in the history of the B-17, the veterans who flew her, topped off with a 20-minute flight experience in EAA’s own Aluminum Overcast, one of only a handful of B-17s left flying in the world. Learn more

Fantasy Flight Camp - EAA B-17

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