Winter Flight Fest featuring Skiplane Fly-In & Family Flight Fest

  • 3000 Poberezny Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54902

  • (920) 426-4815
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  • Presented By: EAA Aviation Museum
  • Dates: February 22, 2020
  • Location: EAA Aviation Museum
  • Address: 3000 Poberezny Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54902
  • Phone: (920) 426-4815
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: All Winter Flight Fest activities are included with regular admission unless noted (adults, $12.50; seniors age 62+, $10.50; youth age 6-18, $9.50; children age 5 and under, free; family rate of two adults plus children, $31). EAA members can attend free.

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EAA’s Skiplane Fly-In and Family Flight Fest have been combined into one day of wintertime aviation fun known as Winter Flight Fest. The inaugural Winter Flight Fest will take place at the EAA Aviation Museum on Saturday, February 22, and feature both familiar and new cold-weather attractions for attendees.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids and kids at heart can enjoy a variety of fun, hands-on activities, interactive exhibits, and special events, including a variety of simulators, a precision landing challenge using zip line aircraft, “Houston, We May Have an Omelet,” and of course, the Skiplane Fly-In, weather and runway conditions permitting.

Skiplane Fly-in
Watch as seasoned pilots land their skiplanes at the Pioneer Airport, highlighting a unique and popular segment of aviation. This is included with admission and a shuttle from the museum to the airport will be available for guests. (Weather permitting.)

Here are just a few of the activities taking place in the museum: Virtual Flight Fest,Precision Landing Challenge,“Houston, We May Have an Omelet”, Wright Flyer Simulator, Paper Airplane Launch, Demonstrations, Scavenger Hunt, and KidVenture Gallery

New! EAA’s Winter Flight Fest Model Building Contest
This new aviation-themed model contest will feature models built by youths and adults alike. There will be three age brackets including youth ages 1-12, 13-18, and adults 19 and up. The award winning models will receive a plaque.
All model submissions will be built off-site, prior to EAA’s Winter Flight Fest, and at the contestant’s own expense.

Judging Categories:
Best Build
Most Accurate
Most Complex

Contestants must have their entries in the museum’s Air Racing Gallery by 1 p.m. Judging starts at 2 p.m., and winners will be announced immediately following judging.

NOTE: Contestants will be required to sign a photo release form to participate in the contest.

All Winter Flight Fest activities are included with regular admission unless noted (adults, $12.50; seniors age 62+, $10.50; youth age 6-18, $9.50; children age 5 and under, free; family rate of two adults plus children, $31). EAA members can attend free.

For more information, please call Ron Connolly, EAA’s museum director, at 920-426-4815.

Shuttle services will be provided from Basler Flight Service to the EAA Aviation Museum for non-skiplane pilots flying into and landing at Wittman Regional Airport.

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