EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 18, 2020) — The airplanes, people, and stories within the EAA Aviation Museum that have made it one of the finest aircraft collections in the world will be highlighted each month with a new series of online webinars beginning in January 2021.
The webinar series will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7 p.m. Central Time. Each session will cover a different museum aircraft or artifact, and provide a well-rounded history of the item, along with little-known stories about it. The session will be hosted by a member of the EAA museum staff, bringing in-depth information about the unique aircraft and artifacts that have been part of the EAA Aviation Museum over the past four decades.
The upcoming schedule of museum webinars include:
January 14 – Huey: Saving an Icon from the Vietnam War. A look at one of the museum’s newest exhibits, featuring a combat veteran Bell UH-1 Iroquois, better known as the “Huey.” It includes the process of developing a new permanent exhibit of a Huey helicopter for EAA, highlighting the people and research involved in saving an icon of military aviation.
February 9 – Corsair: The Story of the EAA Museum’s F4U Corsair. This episode details the development of the F4U Corsair along with a rare view of the history of EAA’s example. Chris Henry of the EAA museum staff will share fascinating stories about the people involved in the airplane’s air racing days as well as the restoration to its current status as a museum artifact.
March 9 – Richard Bong: America’s Ace of Aces. Join the museum’s Chris Henry as he discusses the life of America’s highest-scoring WWII ace and Wisconsin native, Richard Bong. The fascinating story will lead to a discussion about the EAA Aviation museum’s beautiful P-38 that is painted to honor Bong and his wife Marge.
Additional topics will be announced as they are finalized. With more than 100 aircraft on display in the museum and thousands of aviation artifacts in the EAA collection, the webinar series will bring original insight with every monthly episode.
Pre-registration for the free webinar sessions is required via EAA.org/webinars. The EAA webinar series is sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty.