Online Tickets for AirVenture 2012



ONLINE ADVANCE PURCHASE TICKETING NOW OPEN FOR EAA AIRVENTURE 2012
Admission tickets, camping for all dates, and aircraft rides available

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Dec. 20, 2011) — Advance purchase admission tickets and camping are now available for the 60th annual edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, providing greater convenience for those travelling to “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” The week-long 2012 event will be held July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Advance admission ticketing is made possible through support from Jeppesen.

Both EAA members and non-members can purchase tickets in advance via a secure website, allowing ticket holders to speed through the admissions process. Daily and weekly admissions are available, as is the ability to join EAA and immediately receive the best possible admission prices available only to EAA members. Discounts are available to those who pre-purchase AirVenture tickets online before June 15, 2012, including $2 on daily adult admissions and $5 on weekly adult admissions.

New for 2012, EAA member spouse and guest admissions have been streamlined into the adult EAA member rates. In addition, all EAA member spouse tickets will include a $15 merchandise credit for a weekly ticket and $2 merchandise credit for a daily ticket. This credit can be used at any official EAA merchandise location during AirVenture 2012.

“With its variety of attractions and entertainment options, EAA AirVenture remains one of the great family-friendly destinations at an affordable price,” said Rick Larsen, EAA vice president of marketing. “We continue to look for ways to streamline and improve the purchasing and admission process, enabling attendees to get the most out of AirVenture every year.”

Advance purchase camping for Camp Scholler, which opens on June 22, 2012, provides the convenience of express registration at the campground entrance, including specially designated lines on peak arrival dates.

Additionally, attendees are able to pre-purchase flights on EAA’s historic B-17 Aluminum Overcast or a vintage Ford Tri-Motor, two of AirVenture’s more popular attractions. Passengers can avoid the lines and get more out of their AirVenture experience before embarking on a mission flight back in time on a World War II bomber or taking a ride in the first mass-produced airliner.

To access the advance ticketing area, visit www.airventure.org and click on the “Buy Tickets” link. Simply make your selections, pay by credit card, and print your tickets at home. Full instructions and answers to frequently asked questions are available at that site. Advance purchase AirVenture tickets are scanned and exchanged for an appropriate wristband at all AirVenture gates in a quick and easy process.

Advance purchase EAA AirVenture tickets also make great Christmas and holiday gifts, and allow recipients to enjoy many months of anticipation prior to their own Oshkosh experience. The advance purchase option is also a unique gift idea for aviation enthusiasts. While buying admission tickets and camping, online purchasers can also select from limited edition AirVenture merchandise.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.