EAA AirVenture – 2021

Assembling a Sopwith Fuselage

KipAero will be returning to EAA AirVenture 2021 showcasing their authentic reproduction, WW1 Sopwith easy-build aeroplane kits. Stop by the KipAero booth to see for yourself how easy it is to assemble a kit. We’ll be assembling a Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter fuselage daily at our booth #310.

Gnome Rotary Engine Starts

Come see and hold on to your hats while you experience the torque and roar of the castor oil gulping rotary engine. We’ll be conducting Gnome Monosoupape engine, manufactured by Classic Aero Machining Service (CAMS), runs daily at 11am at the Vintage Red Barn.


To enhance your WW1 knowledge, attend one of the presentations Kip Lankenau will be giving about early aeroplanes:

Building Early Aeroplanes

An interactive presentation about the process, methods, challenges and resources available for those interested in building and operating early aeroplanes.
Monday, July 26 at 2:30 pm – EAA Museum – Hilton Theater
Wednesday, July 28 at 1:00 pm – KipAero booth #310
Friday, July 30 at 1:00 pm – EAA Museum – Vette Theater

Sopwith Camel Kit

Flying Early Aeroplanes

Get ready to turn back the clock and learn what flying was like long ago. With their unique flying characteristics and operating requirements, combined with the challenge of period engines and equipment, there is nothing like flying an early aeroplane.
Tuesday, July 27 at 1:00 pm – KipAero Booth #310
Thursday, July 29 at 1:00 pm – KipAero Booth #310

Commemorative Sticker

Stop by our booth to pick up your 2021 EAA AirVenture KipAero sticker in Insignia Blue – the same blue as the roundels on our Strutter!