AirVenture Fields Open For Campers, More Events Announced

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EAA's Camp Scholler opened up at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, and folks were already waiting in line to get a spot for AirVenture ... which doesn't even start until July 27. A steady stream of campers arrived throughout the day, EAA said. The afternoon air show lineup has also been announced, featuring Patty Wagstaff, Sean Tucker, Soucy/Stokes Wing Act, Liberty Parachute Team, and the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, along with many others. SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan and test pilot Mike Melvill are scheduled to arrive at the show in a Beech Starship, and will participate in several forums and events. Aeroshell Square, right at the center of the airfield, is the place to find the showcase aircraft, and this year's lineup includes an Air Force C-141, a jet-powered Cozy homebuilt, unlimited air racers, the CarterCopter, the Starship, and many more.