Tue, Dec 25, 2007
Early Confirmations Already Logged For For EAA Fly-In 2008
Many of the world's top air show performers have given early
confirmations to participate at the annual 2008 Oshkosh EAA Fly-In,
on July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport.
Among the early confirmations are world champion aerobatic
competitors such as three-time world champion Nikolai Timofeev and
yearly favorites such as Sean D. Tucker, Patty Wagstaff, the
AeroShell Aerobatic Team and the Warbird Spectaculars. In addition,
second-generation air show standouts Matt Younkin and Kyle Franklin
will be appearing at AirVenture, as well as acts and performers
never before seen at Oshkosh, such as the Aerostars in their nimble
Yak 52 aircraft. Additional air show performers will be added prior
to AirVenture and announced as they are confirmed.
"Each of these performers work as a headline act at dozens of
air shows throughout the country, but the come together at EAA
AirVenture to make an all-star roster of the 'best of the best,'"
said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman, who flew
as a member of the renowned Eagles Aerobatic Team. "Air show
performers are eager to fly at Oshkosh because it represents a
major achievement in their careers, flying in front of the most
knowledgeable and appreciative audiences on the air show circuit.
Look for even more top performers to be added to the list in early
The afternoon air show is an anticipated spectacle each day at
EAA AirVenture, providing an exciting way to round out to a full
day on the Oshkosh flight line. Prior to each day's air show, there
is also showcase flying featuring a variety of aircraft, old and
new, that shows the depth and breath of the aviation community.
Exact daily performance schedules will be finalized in the weeks
prior to EAA AirVenture. "Each afternoon's showcase and air show
create a daily attraction that simply cannot be seen anywhere else
but EAA AirVenture," Poberezny said. "Oshkosh is the place where
the airplanes, people and innovations come together each year in
aviation's family reunion."
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