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With AirVenture grounded, online EAA fest to take flight


There’s nothing in the world like EAA’s AirVenture.

Though the world’s greatest aviation celebration is grounded for 2020, the organization aims to bring some of its spirit to enthusiasts across the Internet.

EAA will reach out to aviation lovers during the same week they would’ve gathered in Oshkosh and walked its expansive grounds. Spirit of Aviation Week will run from July 21-25, and like the physical event, the online festival will feature more than any one person could ever take in.

EAA released its schedule for the online aviation festival today. It’s found at eaatogether.org.

“The support and participation from across the entire aviation community, including NASA and the U.S. Air Force, has allowed us to create a schedule that truly reaches across the entirety of flying highlights,” said Jack Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board. 

It’ll include something for everyone from experienced pilots and homebuilders to those who simply turn their eyes to the skies with wonder. 

Homebuilders can watch workshops teaching the tricks of the trade.

Forums will range from how-to content to learning to fly to aviation history.

The online festival will feature interviews with aviation personalities and EAA archival material – some of which has never been seen publicly.

The five-day event already has more than 170 scheduled events.

“The content throughout the week is more than something to watch – it is a week where everyone can truly be engaged as an active participant,” Pelton said.