Several aircraft flew into EAA’s Pioneer Airport on Saturday, June 17 as part of EAA’s Ultralight Day 2017. Not every airplane involved is technically an ultralight, some are light-sport aircraft, but Ultralight Day is about focusing on the fun, light side of flying. The annual event invited members of EAA Ultralight Chapter 1, Chapter 75, and Chapter 1331 to Oshkosh for the festivities, which took place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This year pilots participated in proficiency events, which included accuracy landings, beanbag drops, and torpedo-run contests. Pilots scoring in the top three in these events received a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.
“This is a great opportunity for anyone visiting the EAA Aviation Museum to see ultralight planes up close and learn more about this fun, affordable segment of aviation,” said Timm Bogenhagen, EAA ultralight and light-plane community manager. “Affordable fun is the core of this kind of flying.”