Summer Fun Awaits at
EAA Air Academy!
The EAA Air Academy is a fun-filled aviation camp experience for youth ages 12-18.
From the moment campers arrive, an immersive journey into the world of flight unfolds and close friendships with fellow aviation enthusiasts begin.
For many, the Air Academy becomes an important stepping stone for personal development and appreciation for aviation.
LOCKHEED P-38 LIGHTNING
The P-38 filled many roles – fighter, bomber, photo/reconnaissance, pathfinder and night fighter. Because of this versatility, it became the only U.S. fighter to remain in production – and in combat – throughout the war. The Lockheed P-38 “Lightning” first saw combat on Aug 4 1942, when P-38s based in the Aleutian Islands downed two Japanese flying boats. The Aircraft exhibited in the EAA AirVenture Museum bears the victory flags and squadron markings of Richard Bong’s P-38, “Marge”, as it appeared in March 1944.