Hamilton Watches has renewed its commitment to be the "Official Timekeeper of EAA AirVenture" for the next two years, and support the popular Fly-In Theater during AirVenture week.
As part of its support to EAA and AirVenture, Hamilton will supply some of its top-quality timepieces for the annual Gathering of Eagles fundraising auction during AirVenture, as well as a prize for the 2011 EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes, and other EAA events.
"The relationship between EAA and Hamilton is a natural fit," said Jeff Kaufman, EAA's director of business development. "Each has been a notable part of aviation history, and each is known for high standards. We're pleased to have Hamilton as the official timekeeper of EAA AirVenture."
Hamilton has a long aviation heritage dating back to 1919, when its aeronautical watch looked after the first American airmail postal service between Washington and New York. Watches from Hamilton continued to play a leading role in the pioneer age of aviation with pilots using them to check their position in the air, calculate air and wind speed, and to time radio communication en route. By the 1930s, Hamilton was the official watch of major commercial airlines such as TWA, Eastern, United and Northwest.
Today, Hamilton continues its aviation participation through its involvement with EAA. Hamilton will be exhibiting its timepieces during AirVenture 2010 in Exhibit Hangar C. More information is available at http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/webapp/en-us/.