Tuesday, July 6, 2010

EAA Airventure 2010 update

Among the activities already scheduled as part of the DC-3 75th anniversary celebration at Oshkosh are:

  • A very special DC-3 / C-47 reunion evening at Theater in the Woods, hosted by David Hartman;
  • “Salute to Veterans” activities in cooperation with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to include re-enactor displays and personal appearances by WWII veterans of Easy Company” (known from the HBO series “Band of Brothers”);
  • Air Show programs throughout the week to include a parade of classic airliners; a unique heritage flight that pairs the C-47 with the modern C-17 Globemaster; and static jumps from a pair of C-47s by the Liberty Jump Team, using WWII-style round canopy parachutes;
  • An appearance by the aircraft and stars of hit Canadian reality TV series “Ice Pilots”, still operating the DC-3 in daily passenger service;
  • DC-3 movie screenings, including the John Wayne classic  “Island in the Sky” at the outdoor Fly-In Movie Theater;
  • Numerous public forums related to the people, history and operations of the DC-3;
  • A major week-long effort by the EAA Timeless Voices of Aviation team to capture and preserve the video oral histories of all people connected with the DC-3.

Additional activities will be posted at www.airventure.org as they are finalized.

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