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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedMain gate dedication 1pm
By Kristy Hemp, EAA AirVenture Today
  
July 26, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - The new Main Gate will be dedicated today at 1 p.m. when EAA President, Chairman, and AirVenture Chairman Tom Poberezny cuts the ribbon that stretches the length of the entrance to unveil two B-17 engineand- propeller sculptures. These powerplant designs were created by architect Wally Binder of the firm Binder-Ghidorzi Architectural Services in Wausau, Wisconsin. The design work was donated to EAA by member Keith Kocourek, who also supports the Young Eagles Raffle prize car.

After Tom invites the crowd to enter, he plans to talk about the journey surrounding the AirVenture site improvements and how the new entrance symbolizes the past, present, and future of aviation and EAA.

The ceremony will conclude with the unveiling of the street signs. Celebration Way gives visitors a straight shot to AeroShell Square and the flightline. The names of the two new diagonal streets that originate at the Main Gate will also be revealed in honor of individuals who have contributed greatly to EAA through supporting programs that will help build the future of aviation.

At 1:15, guests can board the trams or take the short walk over to the Brown Arch dedication at 1:30 p.m. By Kristy Hemp The Mark Gannuce family learn the new rules regulating where bikes can be riden and parked at AirVenture 2009 from Aiko Schatz, gate security.

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