Sun ‘n Fun President John Burton presented a $5,000 check to EAA founder Paul Poberezny during an EAA Chapter Leadership Social on opening day. The donation is for the EAA’s Founders Wing at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.
The Founders Wing, which will encompass a storage, maintenance and restoration area at the museum, will be renovated to include an open space that will accommodate groups of up to 300 people for special activities without requiring aircraft or artifacts to be moved outdoors. The space also will serve as a launch pad for all youth education programs and school events, reaching nearly 10,000 kids annually, according to EAA officials.
The wing also will include a legacy mezzanine that will capture the culture, vision and values of EAA, officials said, as well as the Paul & Audrey Poberezny Library, which will house the Poberezny’s collection of letters, photos and memorabilia.
The Founders Wing will be dedicated July 27, opening day of this summer’s AirVenture Oshkosh.
At that time, a commemorative wall composed of specially inscribed bricks also will be unveiled. Only 200 bricks remain available, EAA officials said.
For more information: EAA.org/FoundersWing