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Pioneer Airport Opens for the Season

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
during May - 10 a.m. -  5 p.m.
The Pioneer Airport reopened for the season Saturday, May 3. The airport will be operational every weekend until 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 1920s and 30s. Pioneer Airport is a wonderful place to enjoy the sights and sounds of vintage flying machines in their "natural habitat."

International Young Eagles Day Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thousands of young people will take to the sky on Saturday, June 14, as EAA volunteers continue an outstanding aviation tradition - International Young Eagles Day. The annual event brings together kids and pilots as part of the EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation education program ever created, which has flown more than 1.3 million young people free of charge since its inception in July 1992.

More than 40,000 pilots have volunteered to support the program, including current program chairman Harrison Ford. The well-known aviator and actor has personally flown more than 280 Young Eagles and is an outspoken advocate for the program.

This year, Young Eagles are also encouraged to explore the website www.youngeagles.org designed especially for them. Along with the World's Largest Logbook, the Young Eagles website is filled with interactive activities, games, aviation information and much more to support aviation interest among young people.

Once again there will be an International Young Eagles Day rally at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on June 14. Free airplane flights for children ages 8-18 will originate at Orion flight Service. Pre-registration is required. Contact EAA Young Eagles office at 920-426-4831 or yeagles@eaa.org.

Wings on Strings Kite Festival
Free Event
Saturday, June 21, 2008
EAA will host an exciting family kite-flying event on June 21. The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, Milwaukee's Gift of Wings kite store, and WROE Radio sponsor this event.

The Kite Festival will be held on the grounds behind the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh from
10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A series of world-class performers will stage kite-flying displays throughout the day to musical accompaniment. Featured performers include Chicago Fire, Team Pegasus, Mike Delfar, Jim Wirt, Paula Schenk, Paul Koepke, Dan Newman, Josh and Zak Gordon and Charlie Sotich, and The Giant Kites of Yvers LaForest and Anne Clement. Charlie Sotich will be making free kites for the kids.

Don't miss the Grand Launch of 200 kites at noon. Food and beverages will be for sale during this free event.

Planes, Manes, and Automobiles Saturday, July 5, 2008
This exciting annual event combines two classic examples of American engineering. It pairs P-51 Mustang Warbirds from WWII with a wide selection of Ford Mustang cars. (The event is also open to all other Ford-powered vehicles.)

The event takes place on the grounds of the world-famous EAA AirVenture Museum, which displays a collection of more than 140 immaculate aircraft, including the world's oldest surviving P-51 Mustang. Throughout the day, rides will be available in a variety of vintage airplanes from the Museum's acclaimed Pioneer Airport facility.

Outstanding cars will receive trophies and, on a space-available basis, all cars have the chance to 'pony up' to a P-51 for a picture. Event registration is $20, which includes Museum admission for all vehicle occupants. If you would like to come and see the show, spectator admission is included in regular Museum admission.

Pre-register through our secure online registration to reserve your spot!

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