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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Avgas 2.0: It's ... Complicated

By Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside

July 29, 2013 - Despite the wide variety of innovative aircraft at EAA Oshkosh 2013, most share one thing: They consume fuel. Of the three basic fuels commonly used by general aviation - 100LL aviation gasoline, Jet A and unleaded gasoline - only one of them contains tetraethyl lead (TEL), a toxic substance long ago removed from automotive gasoline. That fuel is, of course, 100LL, and its lead content is an ongoing health, environment, and economic issue, which means it eventually will be replaced.

But with what?

There simply isn't a current substitute for 100LL that works for the existing fleet of GA aircraft. A large number of certificated and experimental aircraft are operating just fine on unleaded automotive gasoline - for 30 years. For a significant portion of the fleet, however, mogas as it's called simply doesn't have sufficient anti-knock characteristics - among other issues - to allow safe, efficient operation. And given the sorry state of new piston-aircraft sales - at least compared to 10 or so years ago - the existing fleet is the market for 100LL and its successor.

Although industry and the FAA have known for some time that 100LL's days are numbered, when and how the fuel is replaced, and with what, remain unanswered questions. Those questions also mean there's significant uncertainty on the potential impact replacing 100LL could have on the future of general aviation.

After some not-so-gentle prodding from health and environment groups, plus the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the FAA and industry are working together to find the answers. Most recently, acting on industry recommendations, the FAA initiated an unleaded avgas program and created a new office to manage all fuels-related testing and certification issues, among other challenges.

But the basic problem remains: Coming up with a replacement for 100LL isn't as simple as just removing TEL.

Consider: If lead is removed from 100LL, something has to take its place. Many substances are available with high octane qualities, but there's no free lunch: Altering one component of the 100LL "recipe" - also known as ASTM D910 - to eliminate lead easily can impact the fuel's other characteristics, perhaps increasing its ability to absorb water, promote corrosion in fuel systems, or dissolve rubber fuel bladders.

And from a consumer perspective, one of the most important characteristics a 100LL replacement should have is reasonable cost. Removing TEL and replacing it with some exotic substances could mean avgas's already too-high cost could climb further.

No one wants that.

Another issue is certification. Many non-experimental aircraft are certificated to operate on 100LL. If 100LL isn't available, what then? Put another way, what's the legality of operating an aircraft certificated to use 100LL on an unleaded 100 octane fuel?

At a minimum, it may require securing from the FAA an expensive and time-consuming STC for each and every make/model airframe and engine. The testing necessary to obtain an STC may result in new limitations or require component replacement, further increasing the cost.

There needs to be an efficient and effective means for FAA fleetwide certification approval for a replacement unleaded fuel that meets all the necessary safety requirements.

These are just a handful of the challenges facing industry and the FAA as the search for a 100LL replacement gets better organized. Resolving them is one result of ongoing efforts by industry's alphabet soup, including the EAA, to ensure general aviation's future.

Those efforts follow a monthslong effort by industry known as the Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee, or UAT ARC, which the FAA chartered in January 2011. In addition to EAA and various FAA offices, UAT ARC's membership included the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Cessna, Cirrus, Continental, Lycoming, the American Petroleum Institute, the EPA, ExxonMobil, Shell, Swift Fuels, and General Aviation Modifications Inc. (GAMI).

Thirteen months later, in February 2013, the UAT ARC produced a 99-page report to the FAA, noting the many challenges the agency and industry face before a 100LL substitute can be in wide use. In addition to the issues discussed above, the UAT ARC's report also identified as major obstacles the lack of a program leading to fleetwide evaluation, certification, and deployment of a 100LL replacement; inadequate market forces, a product of general aviation's relatively small size; and no standardized policy or test procedures enabling fleetwide assessment and certification.

Additionally, the UAT ARC made five key recommendations to the FAA. They include: develop a roadmap and identify milestones for a 100LL replacement development process; establish centralized and standardized testing of candidate fuels, including generation of fleetwide certification data; create a solicitation and selection process for candidate fuels; establish the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI) - a collaborative industry-government initiative - to implement the UAT ARC recommendations with minimal impact on the existing piston-engine aircraft fleet; and an FAA centralized certification office for all fuel-related programs.

And the FAA has reacted.

Most recently, the FAA announced it would begin laboratory tests of candidate fuels in 2014, and asked producers to submit appropriate samples. The agency's goal is to have at least identified the most viable replacements for 100LL by 2018.

In addition to establishing a test program, the agency established its Fuels Program Office, AIR-20, to provide focus and consolidate resources and expertise. Also in response to the UAT ARC's recommendations, the FAA and the General Aviation Avgas Coalition, an industry group, formed the PAFI Steering Group (PSG) and are working together to implement the recommendations.

"We believe that the FAA's program is by far the most effective process to not only evaluate the fuels but give the industry the data it requires to actually bring a fuel to market and implement it across the entire GA fleet," EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said in June when the FAA's testing program was announced. "We are excited to see what fuels are brought forward for consideration and look forward to FAA being able to evaluate them in such a way that all interested parties in the industry can collectively and knowledgeably determine the best long-term outcome for general aviation."

AOPA President Craig Fuller also voiced his organization's support for these efforts. "We are pleased that the FAA is continuing to take concrete steps to help the aviation industry move forward with the testing and evaluation of promising avgas alternatives. We understand the complexities of this search, and we are confident that diligent work will help us find an acceptable fuel source that is safe for pilots, the public, and the environment," Fuller added.

Throughout the week at AirVenture 2013, several scheduled presentations will update attendees on various aspects of the search for a 100LL replacement.

The important takeaway?

Unlike in previous years, there's finally a workable plan to which the FAA and industry have agreed, one designed to consider the technical, operational, and economic challenges ahead with a program aimed at identifying the most viable replacements for 100LL by 2018.