EAA Volunteer Turns 100

EAA Volunteer Turns 100

John Schram, EAA 846909, who volunteers at Pioneer Airport behind the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will turn 100 years old on June 12.

John grew up with a love of aviation and began taking flying lessons in 1943, but was unable to continue his lessons past solo. Three years ago, a friend gave John his first flight since 1951 and offered up the controls. His passion for flying was reignited and John has since started taking lessons with the Winnebago flying club, logging two hours so far.

For the past three years John has spent his summers at Pioneer recording wheels-up and wheels-down times from the flightline for the airport’s Young Eagles flights.

“It’s a good thing,” he said. “A lot of young people are interested and it’s nice to see them get off the airplane with a big smile.”

EAA wishes John a very happy birthday, and a big thank you for sharing his time and love for aviation with the organization. We look forward to celebrating The Spirit of Aviation with you for many years to come!

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Megan, EAA 1171719, is EAA’s assistant editor and regularly contributes to both print and digital publications. She’s an aspiring pilot, a passionate aviation enthusiast, and an avid learner of just about everything. E-mail Megan at mesau@eaa.org.