Forums

Head over to Forums Plaza and learn something about almost everything - building, flying, restoring, and so much more! Forums are included with your admission and no reservations are required. Plan out your Oshkosh days!

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Aircraft Areas

Discover the unique assortment of airplanes you’ll find as you make your way through our aircraft neighborhoods.

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Air Shows

The world's finest aerobatic performers put on jaw-dropping displays every year.

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Theater in the Woods & Fly-In Theater

From blockbuster hits and classic aviation movies, to historic and informative programming, you'll find a great variety at the Fly-In Theater and Theater in the Woods.

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WomenVenture

WomenVenture opens the doors to participation, providing mentors, knowledge, and support for women in all facets of aviation.

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Workshops

Get hands-on and learn the skills you need to build an airplane at daily workshops patterned after the popular SportAir Workshops. Stop on by! No reservations are required and it's included in your admission.

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Take a B-17 Flight!

Honor the legacy of "The Greatest Generation" with a "mission flight" on the beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast. Go on a trip back in time aboard this World War II-era bomber.

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Aeromart

Turn old aircraft parts into cash, with the added satisfaction that you have helped other EAA members complete their projects.

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News

Stay up to date on the latest news and happenings surrounding EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Read about confirmed attractions and other features taking place during the big event!

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Download the New, Improved AirVenture App

Highlights, schedules, and essential information for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is now easier to find than ever before with the new AirVenture app now available for smartphones and tablets.

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AirVenture Social

Share your posts and photos using the #OSH16 to join the conversation, follow EAA on social media and check out the community's AirVenture posts!

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Videos

Feel the excitement of Oshkosh come alive through hours of videos. Daily updates, personality features, product launches, and so much more!

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Photos

These beautiful photos will help you see into The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Webcams

Some of these cameras run on pre-programmed direction and show live feeds from the grounds, and some cameras (like the Air Show camera) may display live video of the daily air show as viewed through the lens of EAA's video production team. 

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AirVenture 2015 Poster

Share it with your friends, family, coworkers, fellow chapter members, or spruce up your walls with this year’s design. Available now in three convenient sizes.

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Streaming Year-Round!

Need a bit of Oshkosh to brighten your day? Listen to EAA Radio broadcasts year-round, now streaming on the web or your mobile device.

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AirVenture Today

The daily "must read" is AirVenture Today, a free newspaper available to attendees during the annual convention and fly-in. This essential newspaper is distributed throughout the convention grounds and is available for download.

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Awards

2015 Grand Champion - World War II: de Havilland Canada FB26 Mosquito

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Camp Scholler

Located adjacent to the convention grounds, the Camp Scholler campground is home for thousands of aviation enthusiasts every July. Exclusive for EAA members, it’s where new friends meet and old friends reunite, all sharing in the camaraderie and spirit of aviation that brought them together.

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Lodging

There are numerous hotel and motel rooms within an hour’s drive of Oshkosh. Reserve one with one of our partner hotels today!

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RideShare

Looking for a ride to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh? Or are you already planning to go but have space available in your airplane or car to take along a fellow aviation enthusiast? RideShare matches pilots/drivers with passengers for the annual journey to Oshkosh.

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Directions & Parking

Find the easiest way to get into the grounds and get to the fun faster! Six public parking lots on the grounds are available. Daily or weekly parking passes can be purchased for cars, trucks, motorhomes, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles.

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Food & Concessions

Curb your hunger by feasting on one (or more) of the options offered by the diverse selection of vendors. Whether you want to indulge your sweet tooth or keep the calories in check, you’ll likely find what you need that hits the spot!

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Trams

Trams run 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (unless noted), making several stops along three separate routes to help attendees move about the grounds. Trams are made possible thanks to support from Piper Aircraft.

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Rent Electronic Scooters

Single-seat personal electric convenience vehicles, specifically designed for those with disabilities, are allowed on the convention site and can also be rented via Vista Mobility, Inc.

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Maps

The convention site is massive - and can be pretty daunting, especially for first-time visitors. Save time and prepare your Oshkosh days thanks to this assortment of maps designed to assist you.

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Weather for Pilots

See current and forecast weather information in and around Oshkosh and EAA AirVenture, courtesy of the National Weather Service.

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Severe Weather Procedures

In case of severe weather, warnings and instructions will be given over the AirVenture public address system and other communications methods, including Twitter (@EAAupdate), Facebook, and text messaging alerts to your cell phone.

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Video Examples

Watch "real world" examples of VFR flights to and from Oshkosh during EAA AirVenture. These videos were produced to supplement the instructions printed in the NOTAM. They made the flights during what they hoped would be a busy time for arrivals, mid-morning on AirVenture opening day.

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Arrival & Departure Signs

Print out sign codes used to tell ground personnel your destination on the Wittman Regional Airport grounds. Just pick the signs you need and be sure to have them in your airplane for the trip to Oshkosh.

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Ultralight Flight Schedule

Flight operations on the Ultralight Runway at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh are broken into separate time periods to allow similar performance aircraft in the pattern at the same time.

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Seaplane Base Arrivals

The Seaplane Base (identifier 96WI) is located on the west shore of Lake Winnebago, 5 miles southeast of Wittman Regional Airport and the convention site. Seaplane arrivals should avoid nearby Class C and D airspace and SHOULD NOT use the Fisk VFR arrival route.

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Reminder from U.S. & Canada Border Agencies

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have joined efforts to remind travelers of document requirements to travel into both countries. The two agencies want to educate travelers about these requirements to make their travel experience during the busy summer season a more enjoyable one.

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Fuel Discounts

It’s nice to feel wanted, and those flying to and from AirVenture are certainly that. View a list of facilities that are providing special offers to traveling EAAers on their flights to Oshkosh. Plan out your flight by visiting those FBOs and airports rolling out the welcome mat for you!

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Nearby Commercial Airports

Make the short drive or hop aboard a shuttle bus from one of these airports.

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Fly Market

Find a vast array of exhibitors and products, product demonstrations, and much more. It's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh's version of a flea market.

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Partner Ad/Web Glyphs

Tell your customers where to find you! For your convenience, we’ve developed glyphs or “bugs” for you to use in your print and web advertising to let your customers and prospects know where they can find you at Oshkosh. 

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Space Assignment

EAA will attempt to accommodate each applicant’s preferred location. However, if all booth choices indicated by applicant are unavailable, EAA will assign the best available space, in EAA’s sole opinion.

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Souvenir Program

Attendees and exhibitors count on the beautiful, full-color EAA AirVenture Oshkosh commemorative souvenir program to document all they need to know and where to go during AirVenture.

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Sponsor Benefits

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the optimal place to enhance your brand visibility through sponsorship of the event, venues, or its programs. The value in AirVenture sponsorship is enhanced by the ability for customization.

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Sponsor Benefits

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the optimal place to enhance your brand visibility through sponsorship of the event, venues, or its programs. The value in AirVenture sponsorship is enhanced by the ability for customization.

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AirVenture Visitors Guide

Attendees' most reliable source of everything including exhibitor locations, dining options, and forums / workshops schedules.

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Why Exhibit?

AirVenture enables our commercial partners to have an unmatched forum to present their products and services to the most passionate aviation consumers.

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Volunteer Opportunities

From the flightline to the convention office to Camp Scholler, many opportunities are available for you to become a part of EAA's heart and soul as an AirVenture volunteer.

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Brown Arch

The Brown Arch is a historical area, almost a "rite of passage" for new attendees and return visitors as well, creating an emotional passage through the arch. Leave your mark at this historic EAA landmark with a personalized brick.

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Gathering of Eagles

Together, we can raise funds for EAA’s youth education, historic preservation, and inspirational endeavors that help young people, anywhere, gain access to the resources and encouragement to change the world.

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Oshkosh: The Spirit of Aviation

Oshkosh: The Spirit of Aviation, narrated by actor and EAA member, Harrison Ford, shows why EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Paul Poberezny

Paul Poberezny came from humble beginnings, yet he emerged as one of the 20th century's greatest aviation leaders, creating a worldwide aviation organization and the world's largest annual fly-in event, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Prohibited Items

Save yourself time and hassle by leaving the following items at home, in your car or at your campsite, as these items will not be allowed through the admission gates.

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Directions to Media Check-In

Get driving directions to the AirVenture check-in facility.

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Top Air Show Performers Commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

January 7, 2016 - Some of the world’s top air show performers have made their commitments to fly at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 fly-in – The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.

Those performers include national aerobatic champions and longtime Oshkosh favorites. They will add to the one-of-a-kind aircraft and performances that are part of the popular daily flying programs. EAA AirVenture 2016 is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

“Over the past several years we’ve dedicated ourselves to create the best air show lineup for both our afternoon and night air shows at Oshkosh,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member benefits who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “That means gathering using the feedback we collect each year to bring back favorite performers, while adding exciting new acts, unique highlights, and air show attractions connected with particular aircraft and anniversaries. Air show performers know that flying at Oshkosh establishes them as one of the best, performing for the most knowledgeable audiences in all of aviation.”

Among the performers and aircraft already committed to Oshkosh in 2016 are:

AeroShell Aerobatic Team – The AeroShell Aerobatic Team brings its four North American T-6 Texans to Oshkosh again for both day and night air show performances. The AeroShell team has been performing for more than 25 years, amassing thousands of hours in front of air show fans all across America. The team is made up of four highly skilled and qualified pilots.

Luca Bertossio – Luca Bertossio is a sensational, young Italian aerobatic pilot who performs glider aerobatics. He is the first Italian to have won four gold and two silver FAI medals for the aerobatics discipline, to win the titles of Vice World Champion 2011 and Advanced Glider Aerobatics World Champion 2012, and to have obtained best ever placement in the Unlimited Category of the WGAC World Championship in 2015. Bertossio also became the youngest pilot to win the World Air Games in 2015.

Jeff Boerboon – Nicknamed Screamin’ Sasquatch, Boerboon takes his vintage biplane to new heights with a CJ 610 jet engine.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds - They are one of the most popular military aerial demonstration teams in the world, and have announced EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 as part of its schedule, which would be the first time the team would be back at Oshkosh in more than 30 years. The Snowbirds, officially designated as 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, were created in 1971 and have a nearly 40-year connection to EAA, as they were the first military team to perform at Oshkosh when they flew over the EAA fly-in in the 1970s. The Snowbirds fly Canadair CT-114 Tutor jets in approximately 60 air shows each year. The nine aircraft used in the performances are piloted by experienced team members from the Royal Canadian Air Force. During the show, the pilots fly at speeds ranging from 110 to 465 mph (180 to 750 km/h) and in formation with distances as close as 4 feet of wing overlap. Comprised of exciting loops, rolls, and solo passes as well as graceful nine-jet formations, the Snowbirds’ show includes more than 50 different formations and maneuvers over each 35-minute performance.

Bob Carlton – Flying the SubSonex jet, Bob Carlton displays the precise aerobatic capabilities he has become famous for in his jet-powered glider.

Kirby Chambliss – Chambliss goes full throttle in his aggressive and explosive aerobatic routine in his Red Bull Edge 540. Chambliss and his airplane must sustain a radical span of 18g’s, so he follows a rigorous exercise regimen of skydiving and motocross to stay in shape. He is one of the best aerobatic pilots in the world ― a five-time winner of the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship and a former men’s freestyle world champion. He’s also world-class fast; Chambliss is one of only two American pilots ever to win the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

Matt Chapman – Matt flies the Extra 330LX and counts the Hillard Trophy, the IAC Championship, and the Fond du Lac Cup among his long list of achievements. Chapman is recognized as an extraordinary aerobatic pilot who thrills millions of air show fans each summer. Chapman’s exciting competition aerobatics led him to air show performing. The Extra 330LX is a two-seat, tandem arrangement, low-wing aerobatic monoplane with conventional (tail dragger) landing gear, offering exceptional aerobatic performance.

Kevin Coleman – The extraordinary airplane, Extra 300SC, has allowed Coleman to think outside the box to come up with many new and inventive maneuvers. Coleman is one of the youngest air show stars in the world, and is a second generation pilot and second generation air show performer.

Kyle Franklin – Kyle Franklin's Dracula airplane is a one of a kind airplane with a classic theme, an appealing story, and a commitment to his fans that is rooted in creativity and passion. He has emerged from a storied, sometimes tragic past as a man who is a product of his unique upbringing, but who has also brought forth his own talents and ideas.

Geico Skytypers – The World Famous GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team is a flight squadron of six vintage WWII aircraft performing precision flight maneuvers at select air shows across the US. The diverse flying expertise of the team members aligns perfectly with the unique components of their overall performance.

Mike Goulian – One of the top air show performers in the world and a Red Bull Air Race competitor, Goulian will thrill spectators with his Extra 330SC. He's won the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Championship at only 27 years of age, and has represented the United States at the World Aerobatic Championship on three separate occasions.

Rob Holland – Holland is one of the most decorated, respected, and innovative aerobatic pilots and air show performers in the world today. He is a four-time defending U.S. National Aerobatic champion and two-time defending World Freestyle Aerobatic Champion, and has 10,000 flight hours in more than 168 different aircraft types. Flying the MX-2, Holland thrills millions of spectators with his dynamic and breathtaking display.

Jerry Kerby – A past Black Diamond Jet Team member, Jerry “Jive” Kerby demonstrates the capabilities of his RV-8 Wild Blue.

John Klatt – Lt. Col. John Klatt will thrill air show spectators with his own unique blend of precision, power and performance in the MX-S.  He has served in the Air National Guard for more than 20 years - flying combat, air support, and humanitarian missions.

Greg Koontz – One of the greatest stick and rudder pilots in the air show business today, Koontz will perform in the Xtreme Decathlon. Koontz flies this popular plane through a solo aerobatic routine that demonstrates its agility with a full set of outside loops, vertical rolls, snaps and tumbles, and inverted passes. The grand finale is a down low, in the dirt inverted ribbon cut!

Sammy Mason – The youngest member of the US national Aerobatic team, Mason is a third generation aerobatic pilot treating crowds to a special show with his Pitts S-1S. Mason’s effortless flying style comes from a life immersed in aviation, and has won multiple Sportsman and Intermediate contests.

Paul McCowan – Skydiver with the American flag

Patriot Parachute Team – The Patriot Parachute Team is a team of professional parachutists who formerly served as active duty Navy SEALs.  As SEALs, parachuting into different and challenging environments was their duty. They have performed in hundreds of cities and venues around the country, in thousands of demonstrations.  All of the team members are United States Parachute Association PRO accelerated freefall instructor and tandem rating holders, the highest qualifications in the parachute demonstration field. 

Jim Peitz – Peitz performs incredible low-level maneuvers in his aerobatic F33C Beechcraft Bonanza.

Rex & Melissa Pemberton – Award-winning aerobatic pilot, free fly skydiver and champion rock climber, Melissa Pemberton brings a high-energy, action-packed display of unlimited aerobatics to audiences worldwide with her Edge 540 aircraft. With thousands of skydives and more than 300 base jumps, her husband Rex jumps out in his wingsuit and the two fly together in formation in this unique performance.

Kent Pietsch – Kent has performed his incredible aerobatic routines for millions of people at more than 400 shows that have taken him to quality venues throughout the United States. Kent is best known for a comedy act that features a detached aileron (wing flap) and a mesmerizing wingtip-scraping pass down the runway that you must see to believe.

Gene Soucy & Teresa Stokes – Soucy flies his iconic Grumman Showcat biplane delivering a Hollywood-style smoke and noise solo routine, a wing-walking act with Stokes, and a night pyrotechnic performance called the Fireflight. Soucy is a former member of the record-setting Eagles Aerobatic Flight Team, has been a member of two World Champion U.S. Aerobatic Teams, and has won more awards than any other active air show pilot. Stokes is an internationally acclaimed aviation and space artist as well as the top stuntwoman-wing-walker in the world. She is also a pilot with multiengine, instrument, and commercial ratings, and enjoys flying aerobatics herself. Stokes has been wing-walking on Soucy’s Showcat since 1988.

Bill Stein – Stein flies the dazzling Zivko Edge 540, whose paint continuously changes color based on constantly varying angles between spectators, airplane, and lighting. Stein has logged more than 5,000 hours of aerobatic and formation flight. He began flying aerobatics when he was still a student pilot and has been dedicated to perfecting his skills ever since. Stein’s experience includes competitive aerobatics and years of flying in the world famous Red Baron Stearman Squadron.

Skip Stewart – As the recipient of the 2013 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, Skip Stewart has proven to be one of the most entertaining air show pilots in the world today. Stewart has more than 10,000 hours of flying experience, holds an ATP certificate, and is a certified flight instructor. Stewart delights his audience with a high-energy solo demonstration flight in his highly modified Pitts S2S biplane, Prometheus.

Team Aerostar – The Aerostars are a precision aerobatic demo team whose aerial ballet captivates air show audiences large and small. They fascinate the crowd with a combination of graceful aerobatics flown in tight formation, spectacular breakaways followed by breathtaking opposing passes, and awe-inspiring inverted maneuvers. The team performs in the Yak 52TW, a former Soviet-designed, Romanian-built, WWII-type aerobatic trainer. The deep roar of their 400 hp, supercharged, nine cylinder radial engines singing in harmony is a true crowd pleaser.

Team Redline – RedLine Airshows is a dynamic two-ship formation aerobatic performance team. The opposing, inverted, and formation maneuvers are very popular with air show crowds. Ken Rieder is an aerobatic and multi-engine flight instructor and serves as flight-lead for the Redline Team. Jon Thocker retired from a 25-year career as an airline captain flying heavy jets to pursue a lifelong passion for building and flying experimental aircraft.

Sean D. Tucker – EAA’s very own Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker performs a high-energy aerobatic demonstration in the one-of-a-kind Oracle Challenger III biplane with a full-throttle attitude. He has flown more than 1,225 performances at nearly 500 air shows, in front of more than 125 million fans. Tucker is a National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee and International Aviation Air and Space Hall of Fame inductee, and was named one of the 25 Living Legends of Flight by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Patty Wagstaff – Wagstaff, flying the Extra 330LX, is a six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team, a three-time U.S. National Aerobatic champion (first woman to win the title), and one of the most famous air show personalities of all time. She flies thrilling, low-level aerobatic demonstrations before millions of people each year. Her breathtaking performances give air show spectators a front-row seat view of the precision and complexity of modern, unlimited hard-core aerobatics.

Matt Younkin – Younkin, the first second-generation recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, will fly his famous twin-engine Beech 18. This act is described by producers and fans alike as one of the most beautiful and graceful displays the industry has to offer. Younkin’s latest achievement is perfecting the world’s only night aerobatic display in a Beech 18. Equipped with more than 50 externally visible lights, the top of the airplane appears to glow in the dark while the bottom side twinkles violently. Younkin continues to amaze air show goers with his unique ability to capture the crowd in the moment, much the same way his father, Bobby, and sister, Amanda, did for so many years.

Among Warbirds performers already confirmed are:

Tora! Tora! Tora! – Tora! Tora! Tora! is the Commemorative Air Force's recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II. Designed as a living history lesson, Tora! Tora! Tora! is intended as a memorial to all the soldiers on both sides who gave their lives for their countries. These aircraft are modified to resemble the Zeros, Vals, and Kates of the Japanese attacking force, and participate each year in more than 15 air displays across the USA.

Texas Flying Legends – The Texas Flying Legends Museum will be featured in the air show, and is dedicated to honoring past generations and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow through active display of WWII warbirds.

Class of '45 – " Jim Tobul " dual routine is a stunning act with Jim Tobul in his Corsair Korean War Hero and Scott Yoak in his P-51 Mustang Quick Silver

Greg Shelton – Info to come

Along with these early confirmations, many more exciting performers are yet to be announced, including some not-seen-anywhere else performers and aircraft flying at Oshkosh. Exact days for each performer and complete daily air show lineups will be announced as they are finalized.