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EAA Selects Leonard & Finco for AirVenture 2011 PR.

GREEN BAY, Wis., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc. has been retained by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to promote and publicize AirVenture 2011.

L&F is working with EAA's public relations and marketing team generating earned media and promotional activities related to AirVenture, the world's largest annual aviation event, attracting more than 500,000 visitors from 60+ countries.

"The EAA and AirVenture have an outstanding reputation and it's a pleasure working with them," said Leonard & Finco President, Susan Finco.

AirVenture 2011 takes place July 25-31, 2011 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and features:

* Centennial of Naval Aviation: The largest collection of airworthy naval aircraft spanning all eras will be featured. AirVenture 2011 has been classified a Tier 1 event by the U.S. Navy for its year-long centennial celebration. A special "Navy Day" will be held July 27.

* Landmark Appearances & Rare Aircraft: One day only, July 29, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will appear, with public tours for the first time anywhere. Joining the 787 is the world's only airworthy B-29 Superfortress "FIFI," which will arrive on July 26, and stay through the event.

* Super Saturday: July 30 will be highlighted by the Night Air Show and Fireworks. The day also features the expanded "Warbirds Extravaganza" air show and country star Aaron Tippin in concert.

* Evening Entertainment: REO Speedwagon performs on July 25, and actor Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band on July 29. Movie buffs can head to the Fly-In Theater for nightly films, featuring introductions from Hollywood legends Harrison Ford and George Lucas.

* Daily air shows, demonstrations, workshops and a KidVenture area offer fun for the entire family.

"Each year, we add new elements to AirVenture and we want to share them with our members as well as those looking for an event that is fun, educational and exciting," said Media and Public Relations Manager Nadia Farr. "Leonard & Finco is helping us achieve our goals of reaching a broad range of target audiences in markets throughout the Midwest and nationally."

Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc. is a full service public relations firm, with an International client base. The firm specializes in issues management; media, government and community relations; social media and crisis management. Visit: www.LFpublicrelations.com.

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