EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (Oct. 19, 2004) - One of the most unique and popular fall color tours in Wisconsin returns Oct. 23-24, as the EAA AirVenture Museum hosts its annual fall color flights based at the museum’s Pioneer Airport.
The flights will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, and 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, from Pioneer Airport, EAA’s faithful reproduction of an airport from the famed “barnstorming era.” Flights will then depart every 30 minutes throughout each day, based on weather conditions and passenger registration.
The extended 25-minute aerial tours will include the scenic Lake Winnebago area and east-central Wisconsin countryside, which traditionally reaches its peak color in mid- to late October. The flights will take place in EAA’s magnificently restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, which has been celebrating its 75th birthday this year through a variety of activities, including two successful Midwest airport tours.
Flights are priced at $50 for adults and $40 for children ages 17 and under. Pre-booking is recommended by calling 920-426-6880 or through on-line registration at www.flytheford.org. Pioneer Airport gift certificates are also valid for fall color flights.
The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Highway 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round and family memberships are available. For more information, call the EAA AirVenture Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit www.airventuremuseum.org.