Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue
OSHKOSH, WIS. – Young people ages 18 and under will be admitted free of charge to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, as a way to introduce more youth to the possibilities in the world of flight. The 68th Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention will be held July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport.
This effort is designed to encourage more aviation-minded families and their children to attend the event that brings more than 10,000 aircraft from around the world to Oshkosh each year.
“EAA’s mission is growing participation in aviation and in 2019, after EAA reduced admission costs for students, we saw an increased number of families coming to AirVenture,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA’s CEO/Chairman of the Board. “As we continue to plan for a full AirVenture fly-in in 2021, inspiring young people and giving them a first look at what’s possible in aviation is part of our mission, but it’s only achievable if they can get in the gate. This effort will build on the more than 60 years where AirVenture has earned a reputation as a wonderful family event. We invite youth from around the world to experience AirVenture at no cost.”
The free youth admission is available throughout AirVenture week. Longstanding youth activities and programs at AirVenture include such popular offerings as the hands-on KidVenture display and program area; technology, innovation, and education options throughout the grounds; and extraordinary events such as daily air shows and more than 1,500 forums, workshops, and seminars.
Complete admission pricing and advance online purchase is currently available at EAA.org/AirVenture.