Daily Air Show Will Be Combined With Showcase Features
The Experimental Aircraft
Association says many of the world's top air show performers have
already given early confirmations to participate at EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2009, on July 27-August 2 at Wittman Regional Airport.
Among the early confirmations are more than a dozen women who
will participate in special "Women Fly" air show activities on
Friday, July 31, and Sunday, August 2. Other invited
performers include those with Canadian ties or aircraft to honor
100 years of aviation in Canada.
In addition, second-generation air show standouts Matt Younkin
and Kyle Franklin will be appearing at AirVenture, as well as the
Red Bull aerobatic helicopter, which made a spectacular debut at
Oshkosh in 2008. Yearly favorites such as Sean D. Tucker, Mike
Goulian, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, and the Warbird Spectaculars
will be part of the schedule as well.
"Each of these performers work as a headline act at air shows
throughout the country, but they 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. In 2009, the best elements of the
daily air show and the "showcase" flying from previous years will
be combined to provide several hours of exciting and entertaining
"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."
Exact daily performance schedules will be finalized in the weeks
prior to EAA AirVenture. The full performer list is available at
the FMI link below, so check to see if your favorite pilot or
airshow act is scheduled!