United Technologies Corporation, best known in the aviation world through products such as Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and Sikorsky helicopters, will be sponsoring the popular KidVenture area at EAA AirVenture 2010.
The KidVenture area at Oshkosh is a specially designed area that encourages discovery of aviation and flight by young people and their families, and is included with all AirVenture admissions. Tens of thousands of young aviation enthusiasts visit the area each year, being a part of the hands-on demonstrations, special construction projects, and unique presentations that spark interest in flight. KidVenture is staffed by volunteers, including teachers and educators, who help families discover more about aviation.
As part of its support to EAA and AirVenture, United Technologies will bring products and activities that show how airplane engines work, as well as helicopter pilots who can talk about how they fly their aircraft.
"KidVenture has been an enthusiastic, growing part of the Oshkosh experience for more than a decade," said Jeff Kaufman, EAA's director of business development. "The people at United Technologies understand the importance of sparking interest in aviation, technology and science, and are dedicated to inspiring young people to discover more about it at EAA AirVenture."
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is a diversified company whose products include Carrier heating and air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, UTC Fire & Security systems and UTC Power fuel cells.
More information about United Technologies Corporation is available at www.utc.com.