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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Young Eagles Award Winners Share Common Bond

By Barbara A. Schmitz

July 30, 2013 - They live in different places and have different jobs and interests. Yet this diverse group has a common bond; they share their love of aviation through EAA's Young Eagles program.

While thousands annually give of their time to make the Young Eagles program soar, a few have been honored for their extraordinary efforts. This year's winners will receive their awards Wednesday at the EAA AirVenture Museum's Eagle Hangar.

The 2013 award recipients include:

  • Larry and Maxine Durst, Phillips 66 Leadership Award
  • Bonnie Jennen, Ground Support Volunteer Award
  • Phil Englishman, Field Representative Award
  • Robert Opper, Chapter Coordinator Award
  • Phillips 66, Horizon Award

"The Young Eagles program wouldn't be successful without the dedication of our volunteers," says Michelle Kunes, Young Eagles program administrator. "They give of their time, talent, and airplanes to introduce youth to the wonders of aviation. This group of dedicated volunteers has made a big difference to the program and to the youth they have met."

Phillips 66 Leadership Award

Larry and Maxine Durst say they were shocked to receive the 2013 Phillips 66 Leadership Award. "There are numerous people doing outstanding service for the organization," Larry says. "While the award and being elected to this elite group is great, it is what we do that is important."

They do a lot.

In June, Larry achieved something that only one other pilot has done before: flying 5,000 youngsters in the EAA Young Eagles program. But he couldn't have done it without his wife, Maxine. For more than 10 years, she has worked tirelessly to recruit students to fly as part of the Young Eagles initiative, as well as handling all the promotion and paperwork.

Larry says Maxine has recruited more than 5,300 people to take Young Eagles flights, working mainly through the local schools. But her job is more than just setting up flights.

She sends out letters about the program through the elementary schools, and then follows up and schedules an appointment for those who want a flight. Then the day before the flight, she calls people again, reminding them of their scheduled flight time. The day they fly kids, Maxine is at the airport working, making sure everything runs smoothly.

"It's the reactions of the youth and the parents that keep us doing this," says Maxine. "They tell us they are excited about the program, and grateful for what we do...."

The Dursts, members of EAA Chapter 495 in Roseburg, Oregon, say they have no intention of stopping their involvement in Young Eagles anytime soon.

"I just passed my physical, so I have another two years of flying kids," Larry says. "I don't fly to reach a certain number. I fly for the kids and their reactions. I'm like a gardener. I'm just planting seeds in their minds...."

Ground Support Volunteer Award
For Bonnie Jennen, of Erhard, Minnesota, the EAA Young Eagles program has been a family affair since her husband, Dave, starting giving the free flights to local youth.

"He wanted me to help," Bonnie recalls, "so I became his right-hand helper. I'm just a hard worker who is organized, and who knows how to get things done."

Bonnie has been getting things done for EAA Chapter 1174's Young Eagles program since 2004.

Bonnie says she loves flying, and loves sharing the fun of flying with Young Eagles. That's why she went to the Fergus Falls superintendent of schools and pitched the idea of giving students the free flights. "He was pretty enthusiastic about aviation so it ended up being an easy sell," she recalls.

After talking to teachers, they connected the Young Eagles flights to the eighth grade science curriculum, with Dave going into classrooms and explaining the basics of flight before students take their Young Eagles flight.

But Bonnie's role really begins on flight days. "I take care of the ground crew," she says. "Safety is our No. 1 priority. I make sure there is a ground crew member assigned to each pilot to take students out to the plane." She also makes sure there is food for the volunteers.

The Fergus Falls program was so successful that surrounding school districts soon asked if the Jennens would organize similar programs for them. In total, 300-plus students have gone up for a Young Eagles flight through the school partnerships this year.

Bonnie says she doesn't do any more than any other EAA volunteer. "EAA is a family affair for us, and that's what we're trying to promote. It's fun if everyone is involved and ... sharing in the glory of it."

Field Representative Award
Phil Englishman has been the field representative since 1996 for the Canadian province of Ontario, and he says he took on the role for a simple reason: to get more young people flying.

"I was a fence rat at the airport when some old geezer gave me a ride," he says. "I'm now paying it forward...."

As a field representative, Phil encourages pilots to give Young Eagles flights, as well as sign up youth in advance of flight rallies. But he also makes sure everything is done correctly -and safely - during the flights. That includes making sure the pilots are registered and insured, as well as having their medical certificates.

Phil does from airport to airport to help groups fly children. "I've done it at small airports," he says, "to international airports."

Besides offering the free flight, the Young Eagles program makes it easier for youth to maintain their interest in aviation, Phil says. Not all Young Eagles will become pilots, he acknowledges, but the program also opens youth up to the many careers that revolve around aviation, he adds.

Phil has logged 2,000 hours since becoming a pilot in 1995, and has flown nearly 400 Young Eagles in his Cessna 172E. He knows his actions have made a difference, with some of his Young Eagles going on to become private or commercial pilots or work in other aviation-related careers.

He is now working to get EAA and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association united, so that COPA members can also fly Young Eagles. "We need to get still more young people interested in aviation," he says.

Despite all the work he does for Young Eagles, Phil says he was surprised to be named the 2013 Field Representative of the Year.

"I feel as if I don't deserve it; there are many others who do more than me."

Chapter Coordinator Award
Robert Opper may be receiving the 2013 Chapter Coordinator Award, but he says he couldn't do the job without the many volunteers who work in the air or on the ground during Young Eagles rallies.

Robert has been Chapter 50's coordinator for EAA since 2006. He organizes Young Eagles rallies, gets approval from the local airport, creates posters to publicize the events, recruits pilots and ground crews to volunteer, and more.

He has also flown 505 children as part of the program, and will occasionally provide fuel for other Young Eagles pilots when they are short on funds.

"I'm not a wealthy guy, but I'm not poor either," says Robert of Willard, Ohio. "Aviation fuel is $6 a gallon, and most airplanes use 10 gallons an hour. So it costs $60 an hour when you're out flying the kids. That's a chunk of change for a guy on a fixed income."

Why is he such a strong proponent of Young Eagles? "It's a good thing to get the kids involved, and for a lot of kids, their Young Eagles flight is their first time flying," he says. "The idea is to get them excited so they want to pursue aviation."

Robert knows the impact an airplane ride can have since he got involved in flying because someone gave him a ride. "My first flight was in a Piper Cub when I was 13," he recalls. "A farmer had a plane, and I did some work for him so he took me up."

He soloed in 1970, but a shortage of time and money meant he didn't get his private pilot certificate until 1996.

Robert says at first he didn't believe he received the award. "I thought there would be 200 or so people who were being named chapter coordinators, until Michelle (Kunes) made it clear that I was the chapter coordinator of the year.

"I've never been to Oshkosh before; this is quite the thrill."

Horizon Award
Since 1994, Phillips 66 has helped lessen the financial burden for pilots who give of their time and airplanes to fly youth in EAA's Young Eagles program. For 20 years, the company has offered Young Eagles pilots a $1 per gallon rebate on Phillips 66 aviation avgas that is purchased at a Phillips 66 FBO.

"Thousands of pilots have taken advantage of the rebate, providing hundreds of thousands of youth free airplane rides," says Rosemary Leone, director of programs development for Phillips 66.

In addition, the company also sponsors EAA's Phillips 66 Leadership Award and, through its foundation, has given more than $250,000 in financial support to EAA and the Young Eagles program, she says. Its WingPoints Rewards program also allows people to donate their points to charities such as Young Eagles.

Phillips 66 has supported the Young Eagles program because it helps to grow the number of pilots. Naturally, that's good for a company that sells aviation gas.

But having flown Young Eagles herself, Leone says there is nothing more rewarding.

"At first the kids are nervous because they're not quite sure what the airplane ride will be like.... But when you're back down on the ground and they walk back to their parents, the first thing they will say to them is, 'I want to be a pilot.' You see that spark, and you know you helped cause it...."

Even if all Young Eagles don't become pilots, you have at least created a friend of aviation, Leone adds. "If they grow up and live near an airport, maybe they won't view planes as noisy or dangerous. They will have a positive view of aviation."

Leone says Phillips 66 is excited to receive the Horizon Award, which recognizes efforts that go beyond the basic Young Eagles flight. The company is honored for its long-standing relationship with the program.

Young Eagles opens up a world of options for youth, she says. "And Phillips 66 is just thrilled to be part of that whole process."

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Phillips 66 Celebrates 20 Years of Young Eagles Fuel Rebates
Since 1994, Phillips 66 has been contributing to the EAA Young Eagles program by providing fuel rebates to pilots who provide youngsters with flights.

“Phillips 66 Aviation is committed to spreading awareness and excitement about the wonders of aviation to the youth of America,” said P66’s director of programs development and general aviation, Rosemary Leone. “Programs like the Young Eagles are essential to the future of aviation.”

The rebate program has been used by more than 50,000 pilots across the country, and all of them are appreciative.

Robert “Butch” Bejna has taken 1,843 Young Eagles flying, and said bluntly, “The rebate definitely helps.”

“We definitely use the rebate,” said David Resler, who has flown 941 Young Eagles. “It helps encourage even more Young Eagle flights.”

Phillips 66 provides a $1 per gallon rebate to Young Eagles pilots every time they introduce a child to the wonder of flight.

“EAA is on its way to taking 2 million kids flying with the Young Eagles program,” Leone said. “We hope the fuel rebate will encourage more pilots to take more Young Eagles flights and help guide general aviation to a strong future.”

For more information on the Phillips 66 Aviation Young Eagles Rebate, visitwww.Phillips66Aviation.com/youngeagles.