EAA Skiplane Fly-In a Success

EAA photo by Brady Lane

Perfect weather graced the annual Experimental Aircraft Association skiplane fly-in on Jan. 22 at Pioneer Airport — a private grass field (when it's not covered with snow) situated adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where AirVenture takes place every summer. With sunny skies, light winds and a few fresh inches of snow, 33 airplanes and many drive-in visitors attended the event.

As has become custom, chili and soup were served followed by birthday cake in honor of Experimental Aircraft Association matriarch Audrey Poberezny’s birthday on Jan. 24. The fly-in was also a celebration of the 58th anniversary of the inaugural Experimental Aircraft Association meeting on Jan. 24, 1953, at Wright Field (now Timmerman Airport) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Check out this video showing the wintry approach into Pioneer Airport.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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