Gene Soucy flies at the night air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011 (EAA photo by Phil High).
Bill Leff flies his T-6 at the 2012 night air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (EAA photo).
Gene Soucy flies his performance during the 2012 night air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (EAA photo).
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh's night sir show is a favorite among spectators, who pick favorite to watch such as the famed Brown Arch. (EAA photo by Amy Gesch)
Spectacular fireworks are always part of the finale that lights up the flightline at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh night air show. (EAA photo by Andrew Zaback)
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (March 21, 2013) — The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh night air show, one of the most popular additions to “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” lineup over the past quarter-century, will be even bigger in 2013 with the addition of a second night show scheduled for Wednesday, July 31.
“The additional night show is being scheduled this year in response to those EAA members and AirVenture attendees who said they missed this phenomenal event because they came to Oshkosh earlier in the week,” said Jim DiMatteo, EAA’s vice president of AirVenture features and attractions. “We talked with the participating performers and they’re just as excited to have an additional opportunity to fly the twilight show here as the thousands who have enjoyed it each year.”
The inaugural EAA AirVenture night air show was in 2010 and was an instant hit, drawing tens of thousands of people to the flight line for an unmatched display of piloting skill and dazzling light in the twilight over Oshkosh. All the afternoon and night air shows at EAA AirVenture are presented by Rockwell Collins.
Among the performers already committed to both night shows at Oshkosh are:
AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6s)
Bob Carlton (jet sailplane)
Matt Younkin (Beech 18)
Gene Soucy (Showcat)
Steve Oliver (Super Chipmunk)
Roger Buis (Otto the Helicopter)
Rich’s Incredible Pyro (pyrotechnics)
Each of the night air shows will conclude with a thunderous fireworks display that has been termed as one of the best in the entire Midwest.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
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.