The Appleton International Airport and Elite Airways are working together to bring non-stop flights to the Fox Valley during AirVenture week.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve had direct charter flights coming in where people can load up in a city, fly direct,” said Dick Knapinski, communications director at EAA. “Don’t worry worry about transfers, don’t worry about layovers, things like that.”
Flights will run from Fort Worth (TX), Portland (ME), and Melbourne (FL).
“So, if you’re not flying your own airplane to AirVenture–which, of course, we recommend for all pilots–but if you’re coming in via airways, well this is a great way to do it from those three states,” he said.
A couple of special guests landed at the airport creating the perfect excuse to talk about the ‘Year of the Fighter’.
“From WWII through the Korean War, right up to modern military fighters–they’re all going to be on the flightline this year in Oshkosh,” he said.
And the history lesson will scramble from the runway even earlier than AirVenture.
“We’ve got a new museum display that will be coming up in June celebrating the 75th anniversary of D-Day,” said Knapinski. “Looking forward to opening that on June 6th.”
Airventure 2019 runs July 22-28th, and you can check out the non-stop flight plans here.