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Aviation and silver screen enthusiasts are in for a treat during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 as the Fly-In Theater returns with eight aviation films shown across the week-long event. This year’s schedule covers several eras of movies from the 1940s to the present day.

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For more than 15 years, the Fly-In Theater has been a tradition for AirVenture attendees. Located adjacent to EAA’s Camp Scholler campground, the Fly-In Theater provides the perfect opportunity to relax after a long day of air shows, exhibits, and workshops. The nightly movies are shown on a five-story high movie screen with free popcorn available to attendees. The Fly-In Theater is presented by Lycoming.

The Fly-In Theater films, which are included with AirVenture daily and weekly admission, are shown nightly from Saturday, July 20, through Saturday, July 27 (weather permitting), beginning at 8:30 p.m. For many of the films, special guests connected with the film or the aircraft involved will help introduce the screening.

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This year’s lineup includes:

  • Saturday, July 20: Top Gun (1986) – The all-time favorite film about naval aviation starring Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards, and Val Kilmer.
  • Sunday, July 21: A Million Miles Away (2023) – Michael Peña stars in a biopic about former NASA astronaut José Hernandez and his inspiring journey to achieve his dream.
  • Monday, July 22: Fighter Squadron (1948) – Edmond O’Brien, Robert Stack, and John Rodney star in this World War II-era film about the struggles of leading a fighter squadron in the days leading up to D-Day.
  • Tuesday, July 23: Toward the Unknown (1956) – A war romance film about test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base set during the dawn of supersonic flight. Starring William Holden and Virginia Leith.
  • Wednesday, July 24: Fire Birds (1990) – Nicholas Cage stars in an action film about a group of helicopter pilots tasked with dismantling one of South America’s largest drug cartels.
  • Thursday, July 25: Captains of the Clouds (1942) – An action film about a group of bush pilots who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to do their part in World War II. Starring James Cagney and Dennis Morgan.
  • Friday, July 26: The Blue Angels (2024) – Soar with The Blue Angels in a brand-new documentary featuring never-before-seen footage that chronicles a year with the Navy’s elite Flight Demonstration Squadron — from selection through the challenging training and demanding show season — showcasing the extraordinary teamwork, passion, and pride that fuels America’s best, the Blue Angels.
  • Saturday, July 27: The Right Stuff (1983) – Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, and Dennis Quaid star in this classic film adaptation of the Tom Wolfe novel chronicling the first 15 years of the U.S. space program.

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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.