August 30, 2004 - The EAA AirVenture Museum and Pioneer Airport revisits the excitement of the Roaring Twenties on September 4-5 with the annual “Good Ol’ Days” celebration of what’s known by many as the “Golden Age of Aviation.” Activities include barnstorming flying events like "pants racing" and "aerial golf"; learning Morse Code with Pioneer Airport’s telegram system; flying in vintage airplanes such as the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, 1929 Travel Air E-4000 or the 1927 Spirit of St. Louis replica; creating a piece of air mail and have it flown in a vintage aircraft; or riding in a variety of vintage automobiles from the 1920s-1940s. (read more)
There will also be hands-on and fun activities designed especially for young people, as well as the first flight of a rare 1927 Swallow aircraft after a three-year restoration.
Highlighting the weekend’s activities will be an interactive aviation murder mystery dinner, on September 4 at 6:30-9:30 p.m., in EAA’s Prohibition-era “Speakeasy.” Live music by Linda Harmon will accompany the night’s entertainment.
Those wanting to participate in the aviation murder mystery must register prior to the event by calling 920-426-6880 or on-line at www.airventuremuseum.org. Cost is $25 per person, and includes the secret entrance password for the special event as well as dinner.
In addition, Barnstormers Of The Air will take to the skies as they reenact the famous stunt pilot and aerial shows of the 1920s, which were often performed over local farms as these early pilots earned a living by amazing spectators with their daring stunts.
Good Ol’ Days is open to the public and will be held each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free (except for the evening murder mystery) with regular museum admission. The event is part of EAA’s schedule of special museum activities, designed to welcome aviation enthusiasts of all ages with programs that are available at no other facility in the Midwest, and often nowhere else in the entire nation.