Press Releases

July 23, 2018 Frederick, MD - As a young child, Shokoufeh Mirzaei was initially terrified of airplanes. Growing up on Air Force Bases in Iran, she would routinely seek shelter underground as air raid sirens went off. However, that fear soon turned to admiration and a desire to fly. Immigrating from a country where it was formerly impossible for young woman to become pilots, Shokoufeh’s piloting dreams were put on hold for many years…until now.

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - (July 23, 2018) - The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is introducing its new Flying Start program, which welcomes and encourages new aviation enthusiasts to the fun, freedom, and accessibility of personal aviation, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018.

July 20, 2018, Fort Worth, TX:  Flying Musicians Association (FMA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for pilots who are musicians, will arrival to Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the annual EAA AirVenture July 23-29 from parts all around the globe.

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 17, 2018 - South St Paul Municipal Airport-Richard E Fleming Field announced that it has finalized details with Swift Fuels, LLC, a global leader in the development of high-performance unleaded aviation gasoline, and has begun selling Swift’s unleaded UL94 aviation gasoline for its piston aircraft customers.

PASADENA, Calif., DENVER, Colo. - July 16, 2018: Gearing up for Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), AirVenture July 23-29 in Oshkosh, Wis., two organizations collaborate to offer more than $10,000 worth in flight training scholarships. Today marks the official scholarship launch on social media, closing application on August 10. On Friday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m., a press conference will be held at EAA Press Center announcing this launch and celebration.

Oxford, Conn. – July 16, 2018 – Representatives from the D-Day Squadron’s fleet of American C-47 and DC-3 aircraft are making their way to EAA’s AirVenture for the annual “World’s Greatest Aviation Festival.” 11 aircraft that are part of the D-Day Squadron will join forces to wow audiences and commemorate the D-Day invasion of Normandy nearly 75 years ago. The group aims to honor the citizen soldiers who helped liberate Europe and end the War, and build support for their upcoming journey across the Atlantic to commemorate the invasion that changed the course of history.

SEATTLE, WA July 13, 2018 - Master detailer Renny Doyle announces that the Air Force One Detailing Team hits Seattle’s Museum of Flight July 15–22 and in addition to the first presidential jet Air Force One, there is a new airplane on the agenda this year! The handpicked team of 65 professional detailers from around the nation will continue their annual cleaning and preservation of the presidential plane on display at the museum, but they will also take their first shot preserving the museum’s newest acquisition, a Boeing B-52G Stratfortress Bomber known as Midnight Express. Built in 1960, she was used extensively during the Vietnam War as a nuclear-armed Cold War platform, active during Operation Linebacker II in December 1972, which led to the release of 591 prisoners of war in 1973.

Lakeland, FL, July 11, 2018: Another of the popular single-place PSA (Personal Sport Aircraft), the Merlin has taken flight, just hours after receiving its Airworthiness Certificate.

Wednesday, 11th of July 2018 – ALSIM is happy to announce the sale of four simulators, two AL250 and two AL172, to Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE). The simulators will be installed in their new 18,000 square foot Aeronautics Academic Center, slated to open in mid-2019, located at Kent State University Airport in Stow, Ohio.

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - (July 6, 2018) - The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is celebrating 35 years of introducing youth to the world of aviation through the EAA Air Academy with a unique exhibit in the EAA Aviation Museum.