OSHKOSH, Wis., July 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World®, America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company – in partnership with Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows – announces the selection of military veteran Art Lane for the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh Hero Flight.
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A tribute to our nation's military, the Hero Flight Program is an exceptional aspect of Window World's sponsorship of Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows' 2015 season. Prior to each of the airshows in which Rob Holland will perform, one veteran is selected from a pool of nominations for a thrilling ride with the world champion aerobatic pilot.
The Oshkosh Hero Flight recipient is a very special nominee, as he's a member of the Window World Family. Lane served 16 years in the U.S. Air Force before joining Window World as owner of the Green Bay store in 2001.
"I'm really excited to fly in a stunt plane," said Lane, in anticipation of his flight. "After 16 years in the U.S. Air Force, this will be a first for me and who better to experience it with than Rob Holland."
In addition to the Hero Flight Program, Window World, Inc. also supports the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), a non-profit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. Window World, and stores nationwide, have sponsored over 80 missions to date.
"We are very grateful for the service military members, like Art, give to our country," said Todd Woods, vice president of marketing and market development. "It is a privilege to honor them through these partnerships."
About Window World®
Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally owned and operated offices nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with a total of over 10 million windows sold to date. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for eight consecutive years. Additionally, through its charitable foundation Window World Cares®, the Window World family provides funding for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, where it was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $5 million for St. Jude. Window World, Inc. also supports the Veterans Airlift Command, a non-profit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families. To begin your exterior remodeling project today, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW. For home improvement and energy efficiency tips, décor ideas and more, following Window World on Facebook and Twitter.
About Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows
Rob Holland is one of the most decorated, respected, and innovative aerobatic pilots and airshow performers in the world today. Flying the Window World MXS-RH Aerobatic Aircraft by MX Aircraft, Rob Holland brings an unrivaled performance to airshows across North America, thrilling millions of spectators with his dynamic and breathtaking display. Winner of four consecutive US National Aerobatic Championships, a run accomplished by only two other pilots in history, Rob is also the two-time, defending World Freestyle Aerobatic Champion and was honored by the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) with the prestigious Art Scholl Award for Showmanship, the highest honor any airshow pilot can receive. A 1997 graduate of Daniel Webster College with Bachelor of Science degrees in Aviation/Airway Management and Aviation Operations, Rob holds ratings as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Certified Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI, CFII, IGI, AGI), as well as glider and seaplane ratings. A professional airshow and aerobatic pilot for the last 14 years, Rob has accumulated more than 11,000 hours flight time in more than 170 different types of aircraft. Rob and his wife Jessica reside in Nashua, New Hampshire.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" and EAA's yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAA.
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CONTACT: Todd Woods Window World, Inc. Phone: 336-667-2100 Email: TWoods@WindowWorld.com Gillian Luce Reed & Associates Marketing for Window World, Inc. Phone: 757-962-7375 Email: Gillian@ReedandAssociatesMarketing.com