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US Airways 1549 crew, Harrison Ford, Doobie Brothers, Jeff Dunham highlight full slate of evening programs July 27-August 2
  
The days at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh are renowned for the seemingly endless schedule of programs and activities. In 2009, there are even more activities after the popular daily air show at EAA AirVenture, “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The 57th annual edition of EAA’s fly-in convention takes place July 27-August 2.

From aviation personalities and modern innovators to musical entertainment and aviation movies, the evening lineup at EAA AirVenture is a great way to extend each memorable day at what is commonly known as “aviation’s family reunion.”

“Evening programs at EAA AirVenture are a tradition that reaches back as far as the event itself, beginning with activities designed for those who camped on the flight line,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. “While 50 years ago that might have meant one aviation speaker or home flying movies shown on the side of a building, it has grown today to include instantly recognizable personalities, well-known entertainment and presentations that can’t be seen anyplace but at Oshkosh.”

All these evening activities are also included with regular EAA AirVenture admission. While the schedule is subject to change and additions, the current evening lineup includes such highlights as:

Sunday, July 26

  • Traditional “pre-game show” at Theater in the Woods with notable aviation personalities
  • Aviation movies: “One Six Right” and “Barnstorming” at the Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches

Monday, July 27

  • Opening-day concert on AeroShell Square by the Doobie Brothers, immediately after the air show, sponsored by Ford Motor Company
  • Aviation movie: “The Right Stuff” at the Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches
  • Theater in the Woods lineup: Bill Barber Award for Showmanship and former CNN Science Editor Miles O’Brien hosts noted humanitarian aviators in “Fly4Life” panel

Tuesday, July 28

  • Theater in the Woods presentations by Burt Rutan SpaceShipTwo; Jeff Sotzing on his uncle, “Johnny Carson, the pilot”; and the premiere of “Over Africa” by Patty Wagstaff and Miles O’Brien
  • Aviation movie: “Cloud Dancer” at the Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches

Wednesday, July 29

  • Airbus A380 crew, Concorde 40th anniversary reunion and the EAA-member concert band at Theater in the Woods
  • Aviation movie: “Six Days Seven Nights” introduced by Harrison Ford, at the Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches

Thursday, July 30

  • Aviation movie: “Bat*21” at the Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches
  • Tuskegee Airmen and the “Avi8ors” USO show at Theater in the Woods

Friday, July 31

  • Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles, cockpit crew of US Airways Flight 1549; and Women in Aviation panel at Theater in the Woods
  • Aviation movie: “X-15” at the Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches

Saturday, August 1

  • Aviation movie: “Pearl Harbor” at the Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches
  • Comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham at Theater in the Woods, presented by RotorWay International

“Along with all these activities, the culture of AirVenture participants sharing their own stories and experiences in the evening, whether it’s over an evening meal in the camping areas or around a campfire, remains unchanged,” Poberezny said. “AirVenture is a great value as an experience, and it’s truly a full days of excitement and unforgettable experiences.”

FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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