Still Plenty To Do At EAA AirVenture Museum
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 may be over, but there are still plenty of fun museum events to attend for the rest of the year. There’s something for everyone, from movie showings to Space Day.
For a limited time, visitors to the museum have a unique opportunity until Sept. 19 to see a rare and beautifully restoredBugatti Aerolithe (Type 57 Coupe Special). This amazing car is displayed next to an equally remarkable aircraft, the Bugatti Model 100. Both the Model 100 and the original Type 57 were built during the 1930s by Bugatti, the company founded by Ettore Bugatti in 1909.
Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.: Skyscape Theater Royale Movie Series – “Iron Eagle” – Every pilot’s favorite guilty pleasure, this film follows the exploits of teenager Doug Masters who has a plan to rescue his fighter pilot father: all he needs to do is borrow an F-16. Free admission.
Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m.: Aviation Adventure Speaker Series – “The Story of Charles Lindbergh’s Path to Glory” – Dick Campbell presents on how Charles A. Lindbergh became the first person in history to fly non-stop from New York to Paris. Free admission.
Saturday, September 24, 7-11 p.m.: September Swing – Relive the excitement and glamour of the 1940s at this vintage hangar dance in the Eagle Hangar, complete with World War II planes, vehicles, and artifacts. Great music, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and 1940s fun make up this exciting event. Tickets available online now.
Saturday, October 8: Space Day – Kids and adults of all ages are invited to join us for a day of out-of-this-world activities, interactive exhibits, and special events.
Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m.: Skyscape Theater Royale Movie Series – “A Guy Named Joe” – P-38 pilots Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson compete for Irene Dunne’s attention in this MGM classic that was later remade by Steven Spielberg as “Always”. Free admission.
Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.: Aviation Adventure Speaker Series – “Flying the Presidential Helicopter, Marine One” – Colonel Dick Kalata flew helicopters in Vietnam and also served as a Presidential helicopter pilot for the Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations. Free admission.
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.: Skyscape Theater Royale Movie Series – “Bridges at Toko-Ri” – One of the best films about the Korean War, this picture features William Holden as a Navy fighter pilot, Grace Kelly as his wife, and Mickey Rooney as a helicopter rescue pilot. Free admission.
Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m.: Aviation Adventure Speaker Series – “From Dogfighting to Test Flight” – Clarence “Bud” Anderson flew P-51 Mustangs in the famous 357th Fighter Group. By the end of the war he would accrue 16¼ Kills. He went on to become a test pilot and would fly over 100 different aircraft types include the PQ-14 in our museum collection. Free admission.
Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Christmas in the Air – This annual event turns the museum into a winter wonderland and features holiday performances by more than 20 local dance, choral, and musical groups on various stages. Don’t miss the visit from Santa Claus. Free community event.
Friday, December 9, 6 p.m.: Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet– Celebrate the anniversary of the first powered flight with keynote speaker Gene Kranz, best known as a NASA Flight Director during the Apollo program. The annual banquet honors the spirit and achievements of the Wright Brothers. Tickets will be available online starting October 1.
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.: Skyscape Theater Royale Movie Series – “The Dam Busters” – A taut, well-acted classic, based on the true story of the “bouncing bomb” employed by British Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers against dams deep in enemy territory. Free admission.
About EAA AirVenture Museum
The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Interstate 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA AirVenture Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit www.eaa.org/museum.