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Dreams of aviation will come true at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 when it hosts five Make-A-Wish children and their families on Saturday, August 1. The day begins with the families flying in EAA's Bell 47 helicopter at Pioneer Airport, followed by a personal tour of Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo. All children involved, plus their siblings, will then be given an opportunity to earn their EAA Young Eagle wings after flying in EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor. The day will continue with flying opportunities in the Wright brothers and NOAA Hurricane simulators and ultralights, exploring the EAA museum and the KidVenture zone, personal tours of the airport air traffic control tower, and meeting air show performers and EAA President Tom Poberezny.

"The annual Make-A-Wish event at Oshkosh is a prime example of the behind-the-scenes activities that make AirVenture so special. As always, these programs wouldn't be possible without the collaboration of organizations and the hardworking volunteers," Poberezny said.

The opportunities for the Make-A-Wish AirVenture day are made possible through EAA's volunteer tram drivers and the association with agencies from the International Federal Partnership (IFP). AirVenture 2009 marks the 16th year of Make-A-Wish's participation at AirVenture.

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