EAA will provide you with an aircraft pass indicating your company name and site numbers. This pass must be placed in the aircraft window upon landing. Our volunteer ground crew will then direct you to the appropriate area. EAA’s volunteer placement crew will then place you into your exhibit site on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please make sure that all pilots flying in for your company have reviewed the NOTAM.
Who Places Aircraft?
EAA has a wonderful team of qualified volunteers that will place your aircraft in your display area. Please make sure you thank them for all their hard work. Without them, things would not run as smoothly as they do.
Aircraft Placement Times
EAA volunteers will start placing aircraft on Thursday, July 16. We ask that all aircraft arrive no later than Sunday, July 19, for placement in your site.
We will place aircraft from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19. Any aircraft arriving later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19, will temporarily be placed overnight and placed in your display the following morning. If your aircraft arrives after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, you run the risk of us not being able to accommodate your aircraft in your display space for the show.
Please keep in mind that Sunday, July 19, is one of the busiest days for exhibitor check-in and aircraft arrivals, so please feel free to arrive on or before Saturday, July 18, to avoid all traffic.
All special arrival requests must be made to the Exhibit Office and receive prior written approval from EAA.
Have Your Site Ready
We ask that when designing your aircraft display that you please keep in mind that we will need adequate clearance to maneuver your aircraft into your display for placement.
If part of your design will interfere with the placement of your aircraft we ask that you wait to erect it until your aircraft has been placed within your display.
If your site is not ready upon your aircraft’s arrival, your aircraft will temporarily be placed, so that we can continue our aircraft placement process. When your site is ready, we will do our best to place your aircraft as soon as possible.
If EAA has to temporarily place your aircraft (not in your display space), we will ask you to fill out a contact card (company name, site numbers, contact person, and contact phone number). This will help us locate your company representative when we are ready to place your aircraft in your display.