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EAA celebrates 50 consecutive years in Oshkosh

EAA communications director Dick Knapinski appears on CW 14 Focus with Robert Hornacek (WCWF).

(WCWF) -- This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by EAA communications director Dick Knapinski.

This year marks the 50th consecutive year the EAA fly-in has been held in Oshkosh. The annual event, known as AirVenture, started in Milwaukee in 1953. It was also held in Rockford, Illinois before moving to Oshkosh in 1970.

On the show, Knapinski will talk about how the fly-in has evolved over the past 50-plus years. He will also explain what aviation-enthusiasts can expect this summer.

"It's 50 years for a lot of notable things in aviation. When you talk about the 747, it's the 50th anniversary of the first flight. The Concorde, the 50th anniversary of the first flight. It's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the moon landing to go along with that. Those things will all be part of what we have this year," Knapinski said.

CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 Focus airs Sundays at 10 a.m.