December 3, 2013 – The annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In has been moved from its traditional January date to Saturday, February 8, at EAA’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh, to increase the likelihood of sufficient snow to host flying activities.
This special winter event, which has welcomed more than 30 skiplanes in the past, celebrates three important occasions: the unique flight segment of skiplane flying, the anniversary of the first-ever meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association on January 26, 1953, and the January 24 birthday of EAA’s matriarch, Audrey Poberezny.
If weather or snow conditions do not permit aircraft arrivals at Pioneer Airport on February 8, other activities will continue as planned, including complimentary chili and cake for Audrey served beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The Skiplane Fly-In runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is free of charge to the general public. Signs will direct visitors to the skiplane area upon arrival to the museum. Shuttle services will also operate from Basler Flight Service and Orion Flight Services for those landing at Wittman Regional Airport. Regular admission rates apply for guests visiting the museum itself.
Pilots who wish to participate must receive approval and flight briefings from EAA prior to landing at Pioneer Airport. Contact EAA’s Olivia Rasmus at 920-426-6599 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.