|Cubs begin to gather in Hartford, Wisconsin.
Hundreds of Piper Cubs will turn the AirVenture flightline into a "field of yellow" this week.
Cub owners will arrive from all over this week to participate. Mosey on down to the Vintage parking area where a special aircraft parking section has been set up along the flightline.
A mass gathering was organized by Cubs 2 Oshkosh at Hartford Municipal Airport (HXF), just 60 miles southwest of Oshkosh, and 75 of them were scheduled to arrive in trail early this morning in a group arrival, with more coming throughout the morning.
"When talking about iconic aircraft that pioneered the GA movement, you need to look no further than the distinctive Piper Cub," said Rod Hightower, EAA President/CEO. "Like many other aircraft types, Cub owners are a community-oriented group that is synonymous with EAA's culture."
Other Cub events for AirVenture 2012:
- VAA/Cubs 2 Oshkosh Picnic - Wednesday, July 25, 5-8 p.m., at the Nature Center (advance ticket purchase is required at VAA Red Barn Headquarters)
- Cub Fly-Out, Saturday, July 28, 7 a.m.-12 p.m., a group of Cubs plans a fly-out to Shawano, Wisconsin.
- Warbirds in Review - The Piper L-4 Cub will be featured during the 1-2:15 p.m. program on Tuesday, July 24, at the special aircraft display area in Scotts Warbird Alley.
- Air show pilot Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys will entertain AirVenture guests with their flying farmer comedy routine featuring a Piper J-3 Cub landing on top of a truck. Kyle Franklin will also perform his PA-18 Super Cub comedy routine.
Win the Cub!
In honor of the 75th, EAA is giving away a restored 1940 Piper J-3 Cub as the grand prize in the 2012 EAA Win the Cub Aircraft Sweepstakes. The winner will also receive $2,500 of flight training at Cub Air Flight in Hartford, Wisconsin, along with a pair of TrickAir Sport 1500 snow skis.
In a change from past years, EAA Sweepstakes entry forms will be available all week and beyond, and all prizes will be awarded in random drawings at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh at 5 p.m. on September 10, 2012. Get your potentially winning ticket at the Sweepstakes booth located near the EAA Welcome Center.