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Asleep at the Wheel

Legendary band Asleep At The Wheel will play at AirVenture on Saturday night before the night air show.

Airplanes, fireworks and entertainment will be part of the action as a full week of "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" reaches a spectacular finale during the final three days of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010, which will be held July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Among the highlights of the final three days at Oshkosh on July 30-August 1 are: Warbird extravaganzas during the Friday and Saturday air shows; a rare night air show; a special "Salute to Veterans" reunion day with the Disabled American Veterans; the "WomenVenture" recognition to women pilots; a morning balloon launch; musical entertainment from actor Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band and the legendary Asleep At The Wheel; an impressive fireworks display; and much more included with regular AirVenture admission rates.

"There is so much going on throughout each day of AirVenture that it's almost impossible to say one day is the best one to be at Oshkosh," said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. "This year, however, the lineup over the final three days is something that hasn't been seen before. From all the flying activities and musical entertainment to 'the world’s greatest aircraft departure show' after the air show on Sunday, August 1, the excitement and activities are nonstop right through the final hour of the event."

On AirVenture's final day, two huge drawings will be held, including the winner of a new Aviat Husky airplane in the EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes and a 2010 Ford Mustang in the Young Eagles program fundraising raffle.

The weekend's schedule currently includes (schedule subject to change without notice):

Friday, July 30
  • Parade of Veterans, 2 p.m.
  • Salute To Veterans special activities group photo
  • WomenVenture women pilots group photo
  • Warbirds extravaganza expanded air show with pyrotechnics (afternoon)
  • Gary Sinise and Lt. Dan Band, Theater in the Woods (evening), presented by EAA, the Wabirds of America and Disabled American Veterans
  • Aviation world premiere of "Pearl" at Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches
Saturday, July 31
  • Mass balloon launch
  • Warbirds extravaganza expanded air show with pyrotechnics (afternoon)
  • Asleep at the Wheel concert, 6:30 pm, Theater in the Woods
  • Aviation film "The Red Baron" at Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches
  • Evening Air Show, approx. 8:45 p.m.
  • Fireworks display, approx. 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 1
  • Family Day at AirVenture
  • Mass balloon launch
  • Closing air show, 2 p.m.
  • Announcements of winners in EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes and Young Eagles raffle
  • World's Greatest Aircraft Departure Show, approx. 4:30 p.m.

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