On Sunday, July 26, 2009 EAA President Tom Poberezny held a ceremony of the new main gate that debuted at EAA AirVenture 2009. The gate features two Pratt and Whitney 1830 (B-17) engine-and-propeller sculptures. What a beautiful site you see when you walk into EAA AirVenture. Tom Poberezny dedicated the main gate to the four Ps "Planes, people, passion, and participation." If you walk straight from the main gate you walk into Aeroshell Square; if you walk to the left which is northeast you go to the forum buildings; and if you walk to the right which is southeast you walk into the new relocated fly market, and if you continue further on you go to Theater in the Woods, and if you walk even further on you go to the Vintage area.
Photo courtesy of EAA.
On Sunday, July 26, 2009 EAA President Tom Poberezny held a ceremony for the new Brown Arch. "The Brown Arch was born in 1971, and the grounds stretched 400 feet south, 500 feet north, and camping was about 300 yards away." Poberezny explained candidly about how far the event has come as the crowd chuckled. Binder, Kocourek, and Taylor were recognized of their support of making the Brown Arch. EAAers can purchase a brick and leave your mark at the Brown arch, visit the Brown Arch tent or the EAA Welcome Center. Tom Poberezny dedicated The Brown Arch to the four Ps "Planes, people, passion, and participation."
The Brown arch has been a tradition for EAAers since 1970 as the entryway to the Oshkosh flightline. It consists of nearly 3,000 brick pavers and each measures 2 square feet. It has four compass rose bricks two to the north and two to the south and the centerpiece in the compass rose is the official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marker. You can purchase it for $1,000-whole slab, $600-half slab, or quarter slab $350. You can purchase the bricks at:
EAA Brown Arch
P.O. Box 3086
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54903-3086
The Brown Arch is located between Wittman Road and the flightline. "The Gateway to Aviation."