EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (Feb. 11, 2010) - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is saying "thanks" to those who are serving and have served our country in the military, as this year those people will receive discounted admission pricing to the event. The 58th annual edition of EAA AirVenture, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," will again be held at Wittman Regional Airport on July 26-August 1.
Advance admission purchase is now available through the comprehensive www.airventure.org website. Active military members, reservists and veterans will receive up to a 20 percent discount on daily AirVenture admission. Daily admission purchased online through June 15 is $28, while daily admission purchased after that date or at the gate are just $30. Proof of military status or membership in a recognized veterans organization is required when redeeming advance purchase tickets at the AirVenture entrance gates.
"We're pleased to offer these admission discounts to those who have served in the military," said Rick Larsen, EAA's vice president of marketing and communications. "It is especially fitting since 2010 will be the huge 'Salute to Veterans' program all week at Oshkosh. AirVenture attendees understand and appreciate the sacrifices those in the military undertake to protect our freedoms, and we are honoring that this year."
EAA AirVenture's "Salute to Veterans" is a national partnership led by EAA, the Warbirds of America, and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Activities will take place throughout the grounds during the week, including the concluding concert by actor Gary Sinise's "Lt. Dan Band" on Friday evening, July 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