EAA AirVenture Gets Underway Today

7/24/17 – The 65th annual E-A-A AirVenture show begins Monday in Oshkosh. Thousands of people and vintage airplanes arrived at the show grounds on Sunday to get ready for the week-long event — which, among other things, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo space program that put men on the moon. A reunion of Apollo astronauts is planned, which includes Milwaukee native James Lovell — along with a panel discussion Friday night and a new exhibit for the year-round E-A-A Aviation Museum that includes a rock from the moon, brought back during the Apollo 15 mission. Numerous air shows are planned each day, and the Navy Blue Angels’ flight demonstration team plans its first full appearance at Oshkosh with shows Wednesday through Friday plus appearances on the ground. The 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic and 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid will both be observed with lectures and flight recreations.