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. Drawing to be held Sunday, August 3, at 3 p.m. on the Plaza.

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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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Happy Anniversary, PT6: AirVenture Celebrates Legendary Engine's 50 Years

By James Wynbrandt

July 30, 2013 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 is PT6 Day at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, highpoint of the weeklong celebration of the PT6 engine's 50th anniversary.

Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) legendary turboprop powerplant, the PT6, powered a revolution, bringing the efficiency, power, and reliability of turboprop engines to aviation. Attesting to its influence are the many P&WC flags flying at the many booths of OEMs that use the PT6 in their aircraft.

Since its introduction in 1963, P&WC delivered more than 52,000 PT6 engines in a whopping 90 variants; they've powered more than 130 different aircraft models and flown in excess of 390 million hours.

But despite its age the little engine that did has kept pace with the times.

"We are very proud of how the PT6 engine has evolved," Denis Parisien, vice president of general aviation at P&WC, told AirVenture Today at the company's booth. "We've injected new technology into every version of the engine, making today's engines lighter, more powerful, and more fuel efficient than they have ever been."

Ever better
Compared to the first 450-shp engine of 1963, today's PT6 has a 40 percent improved power-to-weight ratio and up to 20 percent better specific fuel consumption; it's offered in models up to four times more powerful.

Powerplants on display at Booth 2132 in Hangar B include the PT6A-41 and PT6A-65.

But the anniversary celebration extends far beyond the P&WC booth.

In honor of the occasion, almost a dozen PT6-powered aircraft models are on display today on Phillips 66 Plaza: Air Tractor, Beechcraft, Cessna, Daher-Socata, Embraer, Epic, Lancair, Piaggio, Pilatus, Piper, and Quest.

Also today: At 2:30 the EAA Welcome Center presents a seminar and retrospective providing insights into the design, operation, and maintenance of the engine.

And P&WC will deliver its 80,000th engine - a PT6A-60A - to Beechcraft, the launch customer that took delivery of the very first PT6. The -60A powers the King Air 350i.

As part of the weeklong golden anniversary celebration, at KidVenture Campus the company has a PT6 engine and boroscope on display, so youngsters can examine the interior of the engine without dismantling it, just as mechanics do.

Throughout the week the Skyscape Theater at the EAA AirVenture Museum will screen a PT6 documentary series, The Legends Behind the Legend, featuring the pioneering engineers who developed the engine, the sixth design their project produced (hence the PT6 name).

Additionally, a new video P&WC created for the anniversary is being shown on the Jumbotrons on the show grounds.

On Monday the company launched its e-store on PT6 Nation, the engine's dedicated website, offering merchandise to the 40,000 PT6 Nation fans and followers. It also unveiled a customer service mobile application designed to provide the world's PT6 operators with instant access to a variety of services.

Yesterday the company announced a new engine modification program with Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas, which has STC programs to upgrade the PT6 engines on a variety of legacy King Air and other turboprop aircraft.

On Thursday the company is sponsoring a table at the Gathering of Eagles, offering for auction a VIP trip to the Montreal F1 Grand Prix valued at $15,000. On Friday the company will participate in the press conference for Disney's new animated movie, Planes, screening that night; Dusty the crop duster, the animated film's star, is powered by a PT6.

"Operators find better ways to use the PT6 engine than we anticipate," said Nicholas Kanellias, P&WC's general manager of general aviation programs. "People have found ways to put them in cars, boats, and trains, as well as airplanes.

"It's fun being part of that."

Meanwhile, many owners of piston-powered aircraft in the 300- to 500-hp category dream of having a turboprop aircraft of that power range. P&WC is working on such engines, but the technology is currently in the demonstrator phase, Parisien said. "It's not ready for launch by any means. We'll see where that leads."

Founded in 1928 and based in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, today P&WC produces turboprop and turbofan engines covering power ranges up to 20,000 pounds of thrust. (Sister company Pratt & Whitney, based in Hartford, Connecticut, produces turbofan engines above 20,000 pounds of thrust. Both are subsidiaries of United Technologies.)