Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame Plans Centennial Events

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) is planning a series of events to celebrate Wisconsin's Centennial of Flight, including the construction of a quarter-scale model "Warner" Curtiss Pusher similar to the one that first flew in Wisconsin in 1909.

WAHF has teamed with EAA Chapter 60 of Beloit, WI, for the construction of the model. The EAA chapter was asked to participate due to Arthur Pratt Warner making Wisconsin’s first flight in Beloit on Nov. 4, 1909. Chapter members will complete the model in time for its unveiling at the Wisconsin Aviation Conference on May 4-6 in Eau Claire.

Additional centennial events include statewide and Beloit-area aviation history presentations, a traveling exhibit of the model, and a WAHF membership rewards program.

More details will be announced soon. For more information visit www.aviationhalloffamewisconsin.com.