By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

EAA Seaplane Base Watermelon Social Returns

Lead Sponsor Wipaire Celebrates 30 Years At Oshkosh

 

August 1, 2022

Jeremy D. Dando

The EAA AirVenture Seaplane Base Watermelon Social was moved from its traditional Saturday date to Friday to accommodate Saturday evening airshow attendees. The popular event is sponsored by Wipaire, Inc.

The Watermelon Social presented by Wipaire, Inc. is the EAA AirVenture Seaplane Base's big event. The gathering returned this year after a COVID-19 forced absence.

First-year EAA Seaplane Base Chairman Shane Albers estimated total attendance at 1,000 participants. The watermelons were sourced through local grocery stories and carved up with machetes. Albers said it takes about a dozen people three hours to set up the event. The Seaplane Base is presented by lead sponsor Wipaire Inc. with support provided by Honda Marine and Icom America. Albers reported 82 amphibious aircraft arrivals at th...



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