Rockwell Collins Supporting EAA AirVenture as Daily Air Show Sponsor

The 59th annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” is scheduled for July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Warbirds, aerobatic champions, and precision formation flying from more than 30 of the finest air show pilots in the world are among the highlights of this year’s daily air show performances at AirVenture.

“We are thrilled to present the daily air show, which has become a must-see for EAA AirVenture’s global audience of aviation enthusiasts,” said Colin Mahoney, vice president, Sales and Marketing for Rockwell Collins. “Rockwell Collins is committed to inspiring the future of aviation and AirVenture is a fantastic opportunity to reach out to those who share our passion.”

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Its expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries.

In addition to the Night Air Show, special air show events include the expanded “Warbird Extravaganzas” on Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, plus tributes to Burt Rutan (Thursday, July 28) and Bob Hoover (Tuesday, July 26) as well as naval aircraft on Wednesday, July 27, as part of the week-long Centennial of Naval Aviation commemoration.

“With the special tributes to aviation innovators including Burt Rutan and Bob Hoover, this is an exceptional year for our company to become involved and share our enthusiasm for aviation,” Mahoney said.

EAA AirVenture 2011 air show schedule as of June 16. (Exact order of performers set day of event. Subject to change without notice.):

Monday, July 25 – 3:30 p.m.: Chuck Aaron (Red Bull Helicopter), Aerostars (Yaks), Bob Carlton (Jet Sailplane), Mike Goulian (Extra), Liberty Parachute Team, Dave Martin (Jungmeister), Kent Pietsche (Interstate Cadet Car Top), Greg Shelton (Wildcat), Gene Soucy (Showcat Wing Act), Skip Stewart (Pitts), Team Chaos (Skybolt, MX-2, Jet Truck), Matt Younkin (Twin Beech), Warbirds.

Tuesday, July 26 – 3:30 p.m.: AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6s), Julie Clark (T-34), Liberty Parachute Team, Steve Oliver (Chipmunk), Kent Pietsch (Interstate Cadet Car Top), Sean Tucker (Pitts), Scott Yoak (P-51), Clyde Zellers (SNJ), Bob Hoover Tribute, Warbirds.

Wednesday, July 27 – 3:30 p.m.: Chuck Aaron (Red Bull Helicopter), Aerostars (Yaks), Bob Carlton (Jet Sailplane), Julie Clark (T-34), Liberty Parachute Team, Dave Martin (Jungmeister), Kent Pietsch (Interstate Cadet Car Top), Greg Shelton (Wildcat), Gene Soucy (Showcat Solo), Skip Stewart (Pitts), Team Chaos (Skybolt, MX-2, Jet Truck), Matt Younkin (Twin Beech), Warbirds including Navy Tribute.

Thursday, July 28 – 3:30 p.m.: AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6s), Jeff Boerboon (Extra), Chuck Aaron and Kirby Chambliss (Red Bull Helicopter and Edge), Mike Goulian (Extra), Liberty Parachute Team, Misty Blues All-Female Skydivers, Steve Oliver (Chipmunk), Kent Pietsch (Dead Stick), Gene Soucy (Showcat Wing Act), Sean Tucker (Pitts), Gary Ward (MX-2), Clyde Zellers (SNJ), Burt Rutan Tribute, Warbirds.

Friday, July 29 – 3:30 p.m.: Jeff Boerboon (Extra), Bob Carlton (Jet Sailplane), Kirby Chambliss (Edge), Mike Goulian (Extra), Randy Harris (Skybolt), Liberty Parachute Team, Misty Blues All-Female Skydivers, Doug Rozendaal (P-51), Greg Shelton (Wildcat), Matt Younkin (Twin Beech), Harrier, Warbirds Extravaganza.

Saturday, July 30 – 3:30 p.m.: Chuck Aaron and Kirby Chambliss (Red Bull Helicopter and Edge), Liberty Parachute Team, Dave Martin (Jungmeister), Misty Blues All-Female Skydivers, Red Eagles (Eagles), Team Rocket (Harmon Rockets), Sean Tucker (Pitts), Clyde Zellers (SNJ), Harrier, Warbirds Extravaganza.

Saturday, July 30 – 8:30 p.m.: AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6s), Bob Carlton (Jet Sailplane), Steve Oliver (Chipmunk), Gene Soucy (Showcat Solo), Matt Younkin (Twin Beech).

Sunday, July 31 – 2 p.m.: AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6s), Bob Carlton (Jet Sailplane), Kirby Chambliss (Edge), Liberty Parachute Team, Misty Blues All-Female Skydivers, Red Eagles (Eagles), Gene Soucy (Showcat Wing Act), Team Rocket (Harmon Rockets), Scott Yoak (P-51), Harrier, Warbirds.

AirVenture 2011 is filled with must-see features and attractions all week, including the week-long Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration, tribute days dedicated to aviation legends Burt Rutan and Bob Hoover, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner open for public tours for the first time anywhere on Friday, July 29, and REO Speedwagon in the Opening Day Concert presented by Ford Motor Company on Monday, July 25, as well as the widely popular Rockwell Collins Night Air Show and Daher-Socata Fireworks capping off “Super Saturday” presented by Southwest Airlines on Saturday, July 30.

Advance purchase admission tickets at a discounted rate as well as camping for all dates are now available at www.airventure.org/tickets. Discounted admission tickets are available to purchase through June 30.

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 www.airventure.org. 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 www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.

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