EAA AirVenture 2018: Key events on Sunday, July 22

Planes carrying early arrivals for EAA AirVenture sit on the grass near the Wittman Regional...
Planes carrying early arrivals for EAA AirVenture sit on the grass near the Wittman Regional Airport runways.(WBAY)
Published: Jul. 20, 2018 at 3:32 PM CDT
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The official opening day of AirVenture is Monday, July 23, but there are a number of events on the eve of the international air show catering to the EAArly arrivals.

8:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 10:15 a.m.


Sunday worship A non-denominational service is offered at Fergus Chapel at 8:30 a.m. with a message of "The Intersection of Faith and Flight." A Protestant service and a Catholic mass are offered at the Theater in the Woods at 9:15 and 10:15, respectively. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Bell helicopter rides Tour AirVenture the way it was meant to be seen - from the air - on Bell 47 helicopter, the one that TV made so recognizable as "the helicopter in M*A*S*H". Take a shuttle from the bus park to EAA AirVenture Museum and purchase tickets at Pioneer Airport's Pitcairn Hangar behind the museum. 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park - Dorothy Hilbert Award The award will be presented to a female volunteer who exemplifies the dedication and passion Dorothy Hilbert showed during her 35 years as an EAA AirVenture volunteer. 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Theater in the Woods - An Evening with Champions Line-up includes business aviation consultant Pete Agur at 7:00; former FAA flight accident inspector David Soucie at 7:45; and "The Singing Pilot," Ken Dravis, who was mentored by John Denver, at 8:30. Kentucky aviator Tye Mortensen is your Master of Ceremonies. 8:30 - 11 p.m. at Airbus Fly-in Theater - "Nothing by Chance" A cast and crew reunion is the icing on the cake for what's believed to be the first public screening in decades of this 1975 documentary which follows author Richard Bach and a group of barnstormers, including Chris Cagle and Stuart MacPherson, across the American Midwest. Narrated by Hugh Downs. Free popcorn.