WRIGHT BROTHERS MEMORIAL BANQUET
Friday, December 13
Reception 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m.
The effort to recreate one of aviation history’s most beautiful but unproven designs will be the highlight presentation at EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet. This year’s banquet will commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C.
Join us as EAA member Scotty Wilson describes his quest to build a full-scale, flyable reproduction of the Bugatti 100P racer, “the most historically significant airplane that never flew.”
Tickets for the banquet are $50 for EAA members and guest, $60 for non-members/guest, and include the reception, full-service dinner, and evening program.
Reserve your tickets online or call 920-426-6823.
Manufactured in 1938, this aircraft was modified for aerobatics in 1950 by Johnny Vassey. It is better known, however, for having been flown for many years by the famous author, barnstormer and air show pilot Duane Cole. It attended and flew at every EAA Fly-In Convention but two between 1953 and 1989, and is believed to have landed at more airports than any other airplane. When Duane Cole was selected for the USA World Aerobatic Team in 1962, this was the first light plane to cross the Iron Curtain into Communist Hungary.