EAA’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh will be transformed into a fun fly zone as up to 30 ultralights and light planes descend onto the grass airstrip to participate in EAA’s Ultralight Day.
As part of the event, invited members of EAA Ultralight Chapter 1 (Southern Wisconsin) and Chapter 75 (North Central Wisconsin) will use special procedures to fly their ultralights to Pioneer Airport in two mass arrivals between 9-10 a.m., weather permitting. Beginning at 1 p.m., pilots will conduct several pilot proficiency events, including accuracy landings, bean bag drops, and “torpedo run contests.” Any competitor who scores in the top three of each event will receive a special plaque.
These unique flying machines vary in style and design, ranging in types from powered parachutes to traditional fixed wing aircraft. Anyone who wants to have a fun afternoon learning about this fun and unique segment of flight can attend Ultralight Day.
Admission to the activities is included with regular museum admission for non-EAA members, and is free for EAA members.
Visitors must park in the Museum parking lot and enter through the main Museum entrance doors. A tram will run between the Aviation Museum and Pioneer Airport all day.