The Royal Canadian Air Force’s centennial, renowned aerospace designer Burt Rutan, and the future of spaceflight are all part of the schedule this July as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 hosts its memorable evening programs at Theater in the Woods. The 71st Experimental Aircraft Association’s fly-in convention is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

“After a full day on the Oshkosh flightline, evenings at Theater in the Woods have for more than 40 years been the place to hear from aviation legends and today’s innovators,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “This year’s programming again creates ‘only at Oshkosh’ moments with those involved in aviation history, cutting-edge technology, or the future of flight.”

Story of Devotion. Theater in the Woods. Photo by Brett Brock

This year’s Theater in the Woods evening schedule includes (all events start at 7 p.m. unless indicated):

  • Sunday, July 21: “An Evening with Champions” traditional “pre-game” show, with aviation personalities
  • Monday, July 22: “Life, The Universe and Everything Else” with legendary designer Burt Rutan
  • Tuesday, July 23: “Turning the Tide in WWII and D-Day 80th anniversary” featuring Timeless Voices interviews with D-Day vets, plus in-person commentary from those who keep historic aircraft flying
  • Wednesday, July 24 (6:30 p.m. start): EAA WomenVenture, featuring female helicopter pilots
  • Thursday, July 25: Royal Canadian Air Force 100th anniversary with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, as well as insights from those who fly, restore, and display historic RCAF aircraft
  • Friday, July 26: NASA and the next steps for space exploration, including the Artemis II mission to the moon
  • Saturday, July 27 (6:30 p.m. start): U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, with highlights of what it takes to test aircraft and systems used on the front lines

All evening programs at Theater in the Woods are sponsored by M&M’S and are included with regular AirVenture admission. Other special guests and highlights will be announced as they are finalized.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s membership convention. Additional information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available at www.EAA.org/airventure. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or visit www.EAA.org.

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