Vintage Birds-Bluebird Chapter “Fly-In” to Oshkosh, WI & the U-P
Sunday July 24 to Saturday August 6th 2016
Make your reservations now! All you need to do is get your EAA membership and join us
for the greatest aviation show in the world. EAA Members receive up to 40% off AirVenture
admission and other special member values. We've arranged for early arrivals to come
in on the 23rd and stay for the full week of the show. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance
when you arrive (there are several windows to keep lines to a minimum) or you can
also purchase your tickets online to save time by visiting the campground website at http://
. You'll be directed where to park and also will have the opportunity to get your
wristbands for entry to the airshow. There are many helpful volunteers to answer your
questions or point you in the right direction! Maps of the complex are available at all admission
gates and locations throughout the grounds.
If you want to join us, email email@example.com . We'll be staying in Camp Scholler,
which is attached to Wittman Regional Airport. Your show ticket and camping permit are
sold separately. The show ticket provides unlimited access to the show, museum and includes
free transportation on the campground and shuttles on the show grounds. For those
who have bicycles, they are a great way to get to and from the show and late night movies.
Other helpful survival tips for attending the show can be found by clicking here.
Our Weekly Itinerary follows on the next page, along with a signup sheet. Please print or
complete the necessary fields and mail with a check for $50 to Shane Fedeli, 311 Robin
Road, Hershey, PA 17033. Registration required by April 15, 2016
Schedule of events
Saturday, July 23- Campground opens for early arrivals. Dinner out at local restaurant for
Sunday, July 24- Morning tour of EAA Aircraft museum and afternoon trip to Union Star
Cheese Co. for some for some of the best Wisconsin Cheese around! Potluck dinner back at
Monday, July 25- Opening day of air show. We will venture down to the flight-line at sunrise
(5:30 AM) for Ultra-light takeoffs and breakfast at the hangar. Tent displays, workshops
and aircraft will be on full-view, plus the always anticipated opening-night concert happens
right after the daily air show. This will be a BIG DAY… so get a nap!
Tuesday, July 26- Innovations Day: The latest flying technology on display, plus the “Shark
Tank”-style finals for the Founders Innovation Prize. Smoked Brisket dinner at 6:30 PM at
campsite. Movie night at the “Fly-in Theatre” (free) weather permitting.
Wednesday, July 27- Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration and WomenVenture Day: A salute
to the heroism of December 7, 1941. Group outing to the Seaplane base via Airventure shuttle
bus in the afternoon. The first of the week’s two nightly air shows.
Thursday, July 28- Young Eagles Day and the Centennial of Coast Guard Aviation: A celebration
of the 2 millionth Young Eagle flown, plus a flight line featuring the hard-working
aircraft of the U.S. Coast Guard. Potluck Dinner back at campsite. Movie night at the “Fly-in
Theatre” (free) weather permitting.
Friday, July 29- Salute to Veterans Day and the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm Aviation:
The emotional Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight highlights honors for the vets, while the aircraft
made more famous by Operation Desert Storm are on display. Dinner on your own.
Saturday, July 30- Salute to World War I aviation and Boeing Aircraft’s 100th anniversary:
Aircraft from a century ago take to the sky, while a century of progress by one of the world’s
legendary aircraft makers is recognized. The second of the week’s night air show finishes the
Sunday, July 31 to August 3rd- Depart Camp Scholler by 10:30 and caravan north to
Houghton, MI for 4 days of sightseeing on the Keweenaw Penisula including Copper Harbor,
Brockway Mountain, Calumet, Michigan Tech and other sites of interest. Optional All-
Day cruise to Isle Royale National Park on Tuesday, August 2. Those wishing to visit the
park should book ahead for passage on the “Isle Royale Queen IV” by calling (906) 289-
4437. You can also visit http://www.isleroyale.com/ for more information.
Thursday, August 4 & Friday August 5- Journey to Marquette/Munising from Houghton-
Visit Picture Rocks National Seashore, Grand Island and the pristine waters of Lake Superior.
Saturday & Sunday August 6th & 7th - Homeward journey for most, others can stick around
with Vintage Bird members Alan and Debbi Darson to continue seeing all that the U-P has
Vintage Birds-Bluebird Chapter Rally at Oshkosh, WI
City, _________________State,_______________ ZIP code:________________
FMCA#______________ VB / FofF#_________________________________
Coach Model, length: ________________________________________________
This is a Vintage Birds-Bluebird Chapter rally. Current Members of FMCA are permitted to
attend as guests of the chapter, but YOU MUST be a current member of FMCA to attend the
$50 Rally Fee includes daily coffee and morning snacks along with a Smoked brisket dinner
on Tuesday night for up to two people. We will have potluck dinners on Sunday night and
The second week on the U-P of Michigan will require additional reservations at campgrounds
in Houghton and Marquette-Munising. Please check here if you plan to join us for
the second week- _________ (YES, WE PLAN TO ATTEND WEEK #2)
We will include you on further details about booking campsites etc.. in the U-P
Mail your form with a check for $50 to
311 Robin Road
Hershey, PA 17033