Only limited tickets left for EAA's Dec. 11 Wright Brothers Banquet, featuring Erik Lindbergh

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The grandson of Charles Lindbergh is also an accomplished pilot and is the keynote speaker at the event celebrating the 112th anniversary of powered flight. Tickets are available through EAA at http://www.EAA.org/WrightBrothers.

Lindbergh, EAA, Oshkosh

Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles Lindbergh, is the keynote speaker at the Dec. 11 EAA Wright Brothers Banquet.

Lindbergh is an accomplished pilot in his own right, flying across the Atlantic in a homebuilt Lancair aircraft to celebrate the 75th anniversary of his grandfather’s historic journey.

Only limited tickets remain for EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet on Friday, December 11, which this year features keynote speaker Erik Lindbergh, grandson of legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, who in 1927 became the first man to make a solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean that ignited a frenzy of aviation interest.

The dinner will be held in the EAA AirVenture Museum Founders’ Wing, which honors Paul and Audrey Poberezny, the founding couple of the Experimental Aircraft Association. The annual dinner celebrates the achievement of the Wright Brothers, who on Dec. 17, 1903, made the first successful powered, controlled flight by flying over the sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Erik Lindbergh is CEO of Powering Imagination, which is exploring a clean, quiet aviation future through electric-powered flight. He shares his grandfather’s vision of using aviation and technology for promoting progress and sustainability. Lindbergh is an accomplished pilot in his own right, flying across the Atlantic in a homebuilt Lancair aircraft to celebrate the 75th anniversary of his grandfather’s historic journey, forming LEAP to encourage electric flight, and playing an active role with the XPRIZE to promote aviation and spaceflight.

Tickets for the December 11 banquet, which includes the pre-banquet reception, a full-course dinner, and the Erik Lindbergh program, are available online at http://www.EAA.org/WrightBrothers through Sunday, December 6. Special discounts are available for EAA members and their guests.

Past Wright Brothers Memorial Banquets at EAA have included such notable speakers as renowned aviation and spacecraft designer Burt Rutan; the late Scott Crossfield, the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound; and Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman.

About the EAA AirVenture Museum
The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Interstate 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA AirVenture Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit http://www.eaa.org/museum.

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