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A Country Christmas Concert for a Cure

Monday, November 26, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Grammy-winning recording artist Kenny Rogers will perform “A Country Christmas Concert for a Cure” concert at the EAA AirVenture Museum’s Eagle Hangar on Monday, November 26, with proceeds to benefit the LeRoy Butler Foundation for Breast Cancer. The evening will feature former Green Bay Packer safety Butler, other Packer players, and maybe even a few surprise guests. Attendees can also participate in live and silent auctions featuring Packer memorabilia, VIP vacations, and other items. Tickets can be ordered through EAA’s secure website.

B-17 Fantasy Flight Camp November 30 - December 2, 2007
One of the most important airplanes of World War II, the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, needs little introduction. Program participants are immersed in the history of the B-17, meet B-17 veterans, and receive a 45-minute flight experience in EAA’s Aluminum Overcast, one of only a handful of B-17s left flying in the world.

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Christmas in the Air
Free admission for everyone
Monday, December 10, 2007
2:30 - 8 p.m.
"Christmas in the Air" attracts kids of all ages and has become an annual tradition at EAA. The event features festive music performed by more than 20 local musical groups on four stages located throughout the museum. Enjoy free cookies and punch, a chocolate-tasting competition between almost 30 different chocolate vendors as part of "Just Plane Chocolate," and – what everyone waits for - Santa Claus arriving by helicopter at 6:30 p.m. This year, we are pleased to feature a Chicago-based children’s show called “Those Funny Little People” (show times are 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.) and an appearance by Green Bay Packers great, LeRoy Butler. Special thanks to all of our sponsors for their support of this event!

Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet Friday, December 14, 2007
6 p.m.
EAA will host its 5th Annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet at the EAA AirVenture Museum’s Eagle Hangar on Friday, December 14. The dinner, which commemorates the 104th anniversary of man’s first successful powered flight, features keynote speaker and aviation legend Burt Rutan.

Rutan, EAA 26033, will talk about the exciting future of space flight. He is the man who designed SpaceShipOne, the spacecraft that achieved the first privately-funded suborbital flight to win the $10 million Ansari X-Prize in 2004.

Rutan is also well known in the homebuilding community for his innovative designs like the Vari-Eze and Long Eze. He also designed Voyager, which in 1986 flew around around the world without stopping or refueling; and GlobaFlyer, which Steve Fossett flew solo around the world without refueling in 2005.

Tickets are available at $35 per person for EAA members and $40 per person for non-members. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Make your reservation today online or call 920-426-6880. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00.

Kids’ Days December 26 - 31, 2007
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Grab your favorite broomstick and your best dress robes and make your way to the EAA AirVenture Museum for Kids Days, December 26-31, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Celebrate the school holiday - Harry Potter style. Each day there will be fun for the whole family as you participate in a golden snitch scavenger hunt and create an enchanted flying machine! Transform into a Hogwarts student when you design your very own tie, hat, and magic wand. Don’t forget to score points for your house in the world-famous Owl Toss and learn to make your very own magic in the Wingardium Leviosa experiment. This event is great for all ages and all activities are included in regular Museum admission.

Skiplane Fly-In Saturday, January 26, 2008
A festive gathering - snow or no snow - will be held on Saturday, January 26, as the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In descends on EAA AirVenture Museum’s Pioneer Airport. If there is enough snow on the ground, an impressive array of skiplanes will be welcomed. Otherwise airplanes are welcome to land at Wittman Regional Airport. Shuttles will run throughout the day to and from Orion and Basler FBOs.

Complimentary chili and cake will be served to celebrate the birthday of EAA’s matriarch, Audrey Poberezny, beginning at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to this free-of-charge event, so put on your best winter clothes and head out to the airport!

Those driving in to the event can simply follow the signs to Pioneer Airport. Pilots intending to fly in must contact Sean Elliott (920-426-4886) to register and receive an arrival briefing.

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