Anticipation Builds for Naval Aviation Centennial, Landmark Visits as EAA AirVenture 2011 Nears

The largest collection of airworthy naval aircraft spanning all eras ever assembled will be featured prominently on ConocoPhillips Plaza, as well as a special parking area dubbed "NAS Oshkosh" located just east of Scotts Warbird Alley.

• Evening Entertainment: Action keeps going into the night with plenty of free events included with admission. In addition to Tippin, music fans can enjoy the sounds of legendary rockers REO Speedwagon in the Opening Day Concert, presented by Ford Motor Company, on Monday, July 25, right after the afternoon air show, as well as actor and veterans advocate Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band in concert on Friday, July 29, at 8 p.m. Movie buffs can head over to the Ford Fly-In Theater for its nightly films, which will feature introductions from Hollywood legends Harrison Ford and George Lucas during the week. Plus, Theater in the Woods has a variety of programming each evening for everyone’s enjoyment.

• Fun for the Whole Family: Children can build model rockets and balsa planes or fly in a high-tech flight simulator at KidVenture, as well as enjoy KidVenture Gallery fun inside the AirVenture Museum.

Daily admission for non-members is $37 for adults and $30 for veterans and active military personnel. Admission for children ages 6-18 is $20 (free on Sunday, July 31, when accompanied by paying adult), and children age 5 and under are admitted free throughout AirVenture.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit Immediate news is available at

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