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The Fly for Life display along AeroShell Square.

July 26, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - Benevolent flying by general aviation is in the spotlight this week as EAA’s Fly for Life program recognizes those who fly to serve others around the world. The Fly for Life program will highlight both public-benefit aviation activities and mission-based flight operations that represent more than 200 organizations.

Activities include a major display adjacent to AeroShell Square, aircraft displays, and a special evening ‘Fly for Life’ recognizes humanitarian flight program at Theater in the Woods on Monday featuring representatives of Public Benefit Aviation and Mission Aviation and hosted by Miles O’Brien, former CNN science editor.

Many humanitarian organizations have been longtime participants at EAA AirVenture through individual exhibit areas and presentations. The Fly for Life program marks the first time all these public-benefit and mission-based flight organizations have come together to highlight the ways that general aviation serves people worldwide.

“There is an incredible story to tell of the hundreds of airplanes and thousands of dedicated people, including many, many EAA members, who generously devote themselves to using their flying abilities to make our world a better place,” said former EAA Vice President Bob Warner, who is serving as the program’s volunteer chairman. “It may be a flight that carries relief supplies to a disaster stricken area, or flies transplant organs to waiting recipients, or supports faith-based missions.

“This is a story that we want to share not only with the aviation community at EAA AirVenture, but to the public that does not always understand the depth of aviation’s contribution to our world.”

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