EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (April 10, 2007) - This weekend, April 14-15, visitors to EAA’s AirVenture Museum can do more than look at the impressive collection of recreational, military, and innovative aircraft. During EAA’s Open Cockpit weekend from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, they will get an up-close look at the aircraft cockpits and, in some cases, be able to take a seat at the controls.
Aircraft open as part of the weekend include warbirds such as the B-25 bomber and P-51 fighter; vintage models such as the De Havilland Tiger Moth, Taylor Aerocar and Bugatti 100 racer; and unique models such as the Cirrus VK-30, Pober Pixie and Stits Baby Bird. Museum volunteers will provide information on the spotlighted aircraft and their cockpit features.
In addition, on Saturday only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., EAA is also providing a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of EAA’s aircraft maintenance center during the Kermit Weeks Hangar Open House. Highlights will include a number of EAA aircraft undergoing their annual winter maintenance, including EAA’s vintage jet collection. This is a great opportunity to see a facility that is normally closed to the public, and to learn from staff and volunteers about the fascinating work that goes on in EAA’s restoration and maintenance facility.
EAA members who wish to fly into Wittman Regional Airport for the open house are welcome to park at the Weeks Hangar. Open Cockpit Weekend and the Weeks Hangar open house are both included with museum admission.
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.