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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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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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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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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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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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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Order NOTAM Booklet

You may order a free printed copy of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 NOTAM that will be shipped to you once it becomes available. You may also download a PDF version. 

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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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Advertise on Jumbotrons

Showcase your company's information, special event, or booth number on jumbotrons and plasma screens placed throughout the buildings and grounds during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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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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Young Eagles Raffle

Purchase tickets at the EAA AirVenture Museum or during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Tickets are $100 each with a maximum of 1,500 tickets being sold and must be purchased in person. 

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Win a Fairchild 24H!

When you enter the EAA Classic Sweepstakes and make a donation, you’re helping EAA create the next generation of aviators. Every donation supports EAA programs that educate, engage, and empower people of all ages to take the next step in pursuing their dreams of flight.

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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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Around the Field: Vintage

By Jack Hodgson

July 29, 2013 - It's Sunday afternoon in the Vintage parking area, south of Phillips 66 Plaza. And although the sky is still a bit gray, the temps are very comfortable and the rain is holding off.

A steady stream of beautifully restored and maintained vintage aircraft are taxiing into the grass down here. Lots of EAAers are already wandering up and down the rows enjoying the stunning planes.

Don Dixon is sitting in a low camp chair under the wing of his bright yellow Piper Cub.

Don and the Cub are from Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR), near Chicago. They flew into AirVenture 2013 that morning.

He made the trip in one day. "It's not that far. It was slow with a bit of a headwind. It was a little bumpy, and the ceiling was low. It was difficult to stay high enough off the ground and still below the clouds to make it through. But it wasn't that bad."

Back home in Illinois he flies the Cub about 50 hours a year. "I do what you do in Cubs, which is you fly low and slow, and find grass strips."

This 65-hp, no-electrical-system Cub has an interesting history. "It was built in 1944," Don says. "Like all Cubs that year it was built as an L-4. But it missed the war. It was sent to an Army Air Corp base in Alabama, and never got out of the crate. It was finally purchased in 1951 by the Minneapolis Civil Air Patrol, and flew as a CAP plane for a number of years. It got sold to somebody and ended up as a classic 'barn aircraft.' It was rediscovered in '97, rebuilt completely. The engine was zero-timed. And I got it nine years ago and have had it since."

The Cub has its pros and cons. "It's a very disappointing transport aircraft, but it's a wonderful fun aircraft."

This is Don's 12th trip to the fly-in. What changes has he seen over those years?

"I'm more impressed by how the same it is. It's just the same, wonderful place to be.

"Where else would a pilot want to be?"

He's pretty relaxed about his plans for the week. "I don't even know what's on the schedule. I just come up and spend a few days. I have a friend who's bringing his Piper PA-12 up tomorrow. We'll spend some time together."

Don and company love checking out the warbirds. "We tend to take the same pictures of the warbirds every year. I've got lots of pictures of the warbirds," he says with a smile.

"It's hard not the take a photo of them."

Which one is his favorite? "It's hard not to love the Corsairs. They're just so beautiful."

Greg and Cindy Heckman are from Polo, Illinois. They flew to Oshkosh this year in their very beautiful 1946 Funk B-85-C.

They got here early in the day Sunday. By coming in early they managed to avoid the rough air that so many others encountered later in the day. "It was real smooth," Greg says.

"Not a bump or a burble."

His home airport is Ogle County Airport (C55) in Mount Morris, Illinois.

Greg has just finished a 1,700-hour, five-year restoration project on the Funk. "It was a basket case when I got it. It was just a bare fuselage, boxes full of parts."

He's restored the old plane to pristine condition, and has submitted it for judging at this year's fly-in. Fingers crossed.

Cindy is not a pilot, though she describes herself as an aviation enthusiast. She volunteers in the Vintage store, and enjoys attending some of the general interest forums and session.

Greg has been coming to the fly-in for 30 years, and he's seen a lot of changes over the years. Some he thinks are good, some not so much.

He's troubled about the lack of a suitable grass runway for vintage aircraft that keeps more vintage aircraft from coming to the fly-in; so far the FAA has refused to approve a grass strip built to resolve that issue. Greg also expressed concerns about the amount of commercialization and sponsorships that have grown over those years.

But nevertheless he still loves the fly-in.

"This is still the best thing going. There's nothing that compares to it. You're not gonna find a perfect event anywhere. And in spite of some of the things that maybe we don't like, it's still the best thing going."

Enjoy "Around the Field" all year long at www.AroundTheField.net.

What's happening in Vintage
Here's what's happening in the Vintage area on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Round Engine Rodeo
Steve Curry, Radial Engines Ltd., has five display engines on hand for all to see. The engine display is located just inside the main entrance of the Vintage Hangar.

Tips for restorers in hands-on workshop
Each day the Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) hosts a hands-on workshop in the Vintage Hangar next to the VAA Red Barn. These daily workshops will cover a variety of topics to help owners maintain their vintage aircraft.

VAA metal workshop
Workshop conducted by Roger James, D & D Classic, Covington, Ohio, on unique metalwork such as making compound curves for cowling, wing root fairing strips, and instrument panels. Southwest corner of the Vintage Hangar, 9 to 5 daily.

Hand propping demonstration
Each day at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., see a detailed hand propping demonstration in front of the Vintage Hangar.

Vintage in Review
Tuesday, 11 a.m., features Ray Johnson with Dave and Jeanne Allen, of Elbert, Colorado, and their 1934 Waco YKC with a Jacobs 275-hp engine. The Allens completed the restoration on June 18.

Sarah Wilson, owner/pilot of the 1929 Stearman 4E Junior Speedmail, will then answer questions about her beautifully restored airplane and detail some of the historic roles this aircraft has contributed to aviation history.