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.
Innovative construction, design and appearance, plus spectacular performance, made N7EZ (the very first VariEze) a sensation at the 1975 EAA Oshkosh Fly-In. That year, N7EZ also set a world closed-course distance record of 1,638 miles, flying for 13 hours eight minutes and 45 seconds on just 40 gallons of fuel. Designer Burt Rutan soon followed up with the larger Long-Ez, which set many world records. By late 1983, over 4,300 VariEzes and Long-EZ’s had been built or were under construction.