Last year EAA introduced the Affordable Flying
Center at AirVenture Oshkosh with the idea of tapping into the unique
knowledge of EAAers so others could learn about economical ways to
personal flight in one convenient location.
This Sonerai II was
just one of the many inexpensive aircraft displayed at the
Affordable Flight Center at EAA AirVenture 2008.
It was an instant success, as people
throughout the week streamed through the exhibit area, attended
presentations, asked questions, and viewed the exhibit aircraft. This
year, the emphasis on affordable flight expands inside the new Aviation
Learning Center, formerly Exhibit Hangar E. The new location - just across
the way from its original spot in the former NASA building - provides more
overall space, a specially dedicated forum area, and both indoor and
outdoor displays. The Aviation Learning Center is supported by Chevron
Global Aviation and will also house the Fuels Education Center.
EAA's staff of experts and volunteers will
be on hand to answer questions and provide information to those seeking a
less expensive way to pursue their aviation passion. Like so much of what
occurs at Oshkosh each year, the Affordable Flying Center's success
depends on EAA members volunteering their time, their ideas, and their
"We're asking once again for EAA
members to share their ideas and experiences on how they have made their
involvement in aviation more affordable," said exhibit coordinator
Ron Wagner. "If you would like to present a forum on something you
are doing or have done to make flying more affordable, we would like to
hear from you."
Also sought are EAA members who plan to
bring their affordable flying example aircraft to AirVenture this year.
"It could be an aircraft that you have built, bought, or flown in a
way that made aviation more affordable for you," Wagner said. You can
reach Ron at 888-322-4636, ext. 6122, 920-426-6122, or firstname.lastname@example.org.