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EAA is already planning next summer's convention

OSHKOSH (AP) -- The snow may be flying in Wisconsin but organizers at an annual aircraft convention in Oshkosh are already looking to next summer.

According to the Experimental Aircraft Association, which puts on the annual AirVenture convention, they're planning to pay tribute to aviation legends Burt Rutan and Robert A. "Bob" Hoover.

Rutan is best known for designing SpaceShipOne, which won the $10 million Ansari X Prize in 2004 by becoming the first private manned craft to reach space.

Hoover is enjoyed a legendary air show and air racing career after flying 59 missions in World War II and escaping a prisoner of war camp by commandeering a German Focke-Wulf 190.

Next summer's event will also have a Navy Day, which will feature naval aircraft from the past 100 years.

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