Airshow performers make early confirmations for Oshkosh

Many of the world’s top air show performers have already given early confirmations to participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport.

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Online advance tickets now available for AirVenture 2012

Advance purchase admission tickets and camping are now available for the 60th annual edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The week-long event will be held July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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One thing leads to another, and another…

With Oshkosh in full swing, the eyes of the aviation minded are on Wisconsin. But here in central Florida there is one city commissioner who has just become a major fan of aviation, thanks to a husband and wife who restored a Stearman and shared the excitement with him. I love it when the fever spreads.

It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote about Elizabeth Amundsen, a CFI and IA who was busily restoring a Stearman to its former glory along with her husband, Jonathan. That story may have been the impetus for the local newspaper here in Winter Haven to run a story about the same couple as they prepared to get the last few details completed in preparation for their departure for AirVenture 2010.

That newspaper story gave our new interim airport manager an idea. It stood to reason, she thought, that if one couple was headed off to Oshkosh for the big wing-ding, maybe others from our field were making the trek, too. What if the city’s staff and commissioners showed up at the airport to provide an official send-off? That would be great!

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