WRIGHT BROTHERS MEMORIAL BANQUET
Friday, December 13
Reception 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m.
The effort to recreate one of aviation history’s most beautiful but unproven designs will be the highlight presentation at EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet. This year’s banquet will commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C.
Join us as EAA member Scotty Wilson describes his quest to build a full-scale, flyable reproduction of the Bugatti 100P racer, “the most historically significant airplane that never flew.”
Tickets for the banquet are $50 for EAA members and guest, $60 for non-members/guest, and include the reception, full-service dinner, and evening program.
Reserve your tickets online or call 920-426-6823.
LOCKHEED P-38 LIGHTNING
The P-38 filled many roles – fighter, bomber, photo/reconnaissance, pathfinder and night fighter. Because of this versatility, it became the only U.S. fighter to remain in production – and in combat – throughout the war. The Lockheed P-38 “Lightning” first saw combat on Aug 4 1942, when P-38s based in the Aleutian Islands downed two Japanese flying boats. The Aircraft exhibited in the EAA AirVenture Museum bears the victory flags and squadron markings of Richard Bong’s P-38, “Marge”, as it appeared in March 1944.