Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue
OSHKOSH, WIS. – The “Warbirds Adventure Tour” exploded onto the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh stage July 23-29, 2018. Two trams ran virtually nonstop for six straight days. The tram served just under 5,000 guests, doubling the number of people served in 2017.
Among some of the riders was the President of an African nation and his entourage, complete with uniformed generals and armed secret service; the family of General Jimmy Doolittle; a current U.S. Air Force General; hundreds of veterans, including P-51 and B-29 pilots from World War II; and thousands of young people and their families.
Major sponsors included Shell Oil Company, Hartzell Propeller, Gill Aircraft Batteries-Teledyne, and Trade-a-Plane. In addition, the tram took in $2,500.00 in cash donations.
The Warbirds Adventure Tour has a need for additional volunteers including drivers, narrators, briefers, security, membership recruiters, and videographers. For additional information, email Vic Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org.