window to the past comes to life for our annual living history event,
Good Ol' Days, Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, at Pioneer
staff and volunteers swap their modern-day clothing for attire from the
1920s and 30s, and take visitors on a journey back in time to the
"golden age" of aviation.
are available for all ages including a children's activity center where
kids have the opportunity to experience hands-on games that were popular
during the early days of flight.
from Potato Sack and Egg & Spoon Races and a Yo-Yo contest! Or play
an authentic old-fashioned board game; use one of the antique
typewriters; color an airplane picture; and read a storybook about life
in the Good Ol' Days.
with a sweet tooth can join in on the pie-eating contest, and those with
a sweet spot for vintage vehicles can get an up-close view of many
pre-war vehicles on display. Other activities include special flightline
displays and hangar tours.
also watch staff hand-prop vintage airplanes or take a ride in two of
Pioneer Airport's vintage aircraft. "Time travelers" can
experience the sights and sounds of an open-air cockpit in EAA's 1927
Swallow and 1929 Travel Air biplanes. Young Eagles flights are available
in EAA Young Eagles aircraft for aviation enthusiasts ages 8 to 17.
Days event admission and all event activities are included in regular
Museum admission. Pioneer Café Food Service is available in the Vette
Hangar from 11a.m. - 2 p.m. Menu items include fresh sandwiches, hot
dogs, chips, cookies, drinks, and candy.
airplane rides, food, and beverages are available for an additional
you in the past at Good Ol' Days!
10:45 a.m. - Aircraft showcase with demonstration ride
11:15 a.m. - How to start an airplane by hand
11:45 a.m. - Aircraft showcase with demonstration ride
12:30 p.m. - Fashion show
1:15 p.m. - Time capsule opening
2:15 p.m. - How to start an airplane by hand
2:45 p.m. - Pie eating contest
3 p.m. - Aircraft showcase with demonstration ride
3:45 p.m. - How to start an airplane by hand
rib making demonstrations throughout the day.