Disney’s Planes Has Preview Screening at Wisconsin Air Show
May 14, 2013

Planes poster

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, billing itself as “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration”, will be held in Wisconsin July 29 – August 4. Previously “The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Fly-In Convention”, the event attracts over 500,000 aviation enthusiasts and 10,000 airplanes. Which makes it the perfect event at which to hold a special preview screening of the new Disney animated movie Planes.

In addition to running the film at the Fly-In Theater on Friday night, August 2 (one week before the movie opens in theaters nationwide), director Klay Hall will be present to discuss the making of the film. The Fly-In Theater is an outdoor facility with a five-story-high screen and full sound system that presents aviation and other action movies for AirVenture attendees.

That’s not the only movie-related event at the show. Remember the Rocketeer? Well, there’s a real-life version. Yves “Jetman” Rossy, the “world’s first jet-powered man”, will make his first public U.S. flights this summer at AirVenture.

Using a carbon-Kevlar jetwing with four engines, each of which capable of a 22-kilogram thrust, the Swiss aviator is able to propel himself through the sky at upward of 150 mph, controlled by a simple throttle in his hand. The rest of the controls are left to the human fuselage — Rossy himself — who simply uses his shoulders, body, and legs to steer, pitch, and descend.

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