AirVenture 2012 Advance
Purchase Tickets Now Available
Admission, camping, and aircraft rides
ADVANCE PURCHASE of admission tickets and camping are now
available for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. The 60th annual
gathering will be held July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport.
Both EAA members and non-members may purchase tickets
in advance via a secure website, allowing them to speed through
the admissions process when they arrive on-site. Daily and weekly
admissions are available; discounts are available to those who pre-purchase AirVenture tickets online before June 15, 2012, including
$2 off daily adult admissions and $5 off weekly adult admissions.
Advance purchase camping for Camp Scholler, which opens
on June 22, 2012, provides the convenience of express registration
at the campground entrance, including specially designated lines
on peak arrival dates.
Additionally, attendees can pre-purchase flights on EAA’s
historic B- 17 Aluminum Overcast or a vintage Ford Tri-Motor to
avoid the lines and get more out of their AirVenture experience.
To access the advance ticketing area, visit www.AirVenture.org
and click on the “Buy Tickets” link. Advance online purchasers
can also select from limited edition AirVenture merchandise.
Advance admission ticketing is made possible through sup-
port from Jeppesen.
WAG-AERO CO-FOUNDER PASSES
RICHARD “DICK” WAGNER, EAA 25491, VAA 4, and co-founder of Wag-Aero, passed away at his Lyons, Wisconsin, home
on New Year’s Day. He was 74. An active member of EAA
from the 1960s into the 1990s, along with Paul Poberezny,
Buck Hilbert, and Jack Cox, he was one of the founding
members of EAA’s Antique/Classic Division, serving as its
“Dick approached everything in life with zest and determi-
TOP PERFORMERS MAKE EARLY CONFIRMATIONS FOR AIRVENTURE
nation,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA chairman emeritus. “He’d do
what he said and get it done.”
Later, Dick was instrumental in helping EAA restore Ford
Tri-Motor NC8407, and worked as a volunteer with EAA
Founder Paul Poberezny as EAA’s Pioneer Airport was estab-
lished behind the museum and EAA headquarters.
THE WORLD’S TOP AIR SHOW performers are confirming for AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. Scheduled to appear are Chuck Aaron
and the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter, the AeroShell Aerobatic
Team, Matt Younkin and his Twin Beech, Bob Carlton and the
Jet Sailplane, and the Warbird Spectaculars (including expanded shows on Friday and Saturday featuring pyrotechnics).
Also appearing will be Sean Tucker and his Pitts, Gene
Soucy and his Showcat, and Mike Goulian and his Extra. In addition, Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys will help celebrate
the 75th anniversary of the Piper Cub, as will the return of Kyle
Franklin flying in his PA- 18 Super Cub comedy routine.
Additionally, the wildly popular Night Air Show and Fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 28, to thrill attendees with
a mix of aerobatics and pyrotechnics all musically choreographed. Final schedules will
be available in the weeks prior
to EAA AirVenture and will be
announced on AirVenture.org.
Daily air shows at EAA
AirVenture are presented by