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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Transponder Tech: Getting to 2020

By Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside

July 31, 2013 - On January 1, 2020, aircraft operators wanting to access certain airspace in the United States must be equipped with ADS-B Out technology, according to existing regulations. The airspace in question basically is the same as where a Mode C transponder is required today. The question of when, how, and with what to update an in-service aircraft's avionics to meet the ADS-B Out mandate remains unanswered for many owners, but new transponders from the "usual suspects" of avionics manufacturers is a good place to start.

The transponder is a key component of any effort to update existing avionics to the ADS-B standard because the vast majority of in-service aircraft sport a Mode C-compliant installation. Mode C, of course, provides position information for secondary surveillance radars as well as altitude. Mode S does all that, also, but adds ADS-B Out information, including more accurate position plus the aircraft's registration number or call sign.

Importantly, the ADS-B Out requirement includes the ability to transmit navigation-system-enabled position data. As such, merely installing a Mode S transponder doesn't equate to full ADS-B Out compliance; that requires equipment that meets performance requirements of FAR 91.227; TSO'd WAAS GPS does that.

The good news? Today's Mode S transponders offer lots of capability and numerous features. Plus, many available models are a slide-in replacement for the venerable and ubiquitous Bendix/King KT-76A Mode A/C transponder. The bad news is they aren't exactly free, and ensuring their compliance with ADS-B equipment requirements likely will require additional wiring, even if you're replacing a KT-76A. Here's a rundown on four Mode S transponders on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 that will get operators started on their ADS-B Out-compliant panel.

Avidyne AXP340
Avidyne's AXP340 transponder is a panel-mounted Class 1 Mode S Level 2 device supporting the 1090 MHz extended squitter (ES) standard for aircraft cruising at/above FL180 after 2019. It's a slide-in replacement for existing KT-76A/KT-78A transponders, and adds capabilities like a direct-entry keypad, pressure altitude, and GPS-derived latitude/longitude readout, flight ID entry, and a one-button VFR code, plus a stopwatch/timer, flight timer, and altitude alerter. The AXP340 retails for $5,995.

Bendix/King KT-74
Like Avidyne's offering, the newly announced Bendix/King KT-74 transponder provides Class 1 Mode S Level 2 functionality and certification under TSO C112D, C166B and ETSO C112C, and C166B, meaning it complies with applicable U.S. and European standards and requirements. It also is a slide-in replacement for existing KT-76/78 installations. An eight-digit keypad, a VFR squawk button, pressure altitude display, and high power output round out the product's features. The KT-74 has a retail price of $2,999.

Garmin GTX 330/33/23 Series
Garmin International offers three different Mode S transponders, each of which delivers 250 watts of transmission power. The GTX 330 is the panel-mount version; the GTX 33 is the remote product, for use with the company's GTN 650/750 and G1000 products; and the GTX 23 also is a remote-mounted design, for installation in experimental aircraft using a G3X primary flight display. Retail pricing for the GTX 330, GTX 33, and GTX 23 ES is $4,995, $4,195 and $2,450, respectively.

Trig TT31
Trig, based in Scotland, is a relatively young company specializing in helping European aircraft operators meet that region's avionics requirements. The TT31 is an efficient Mode S transponder that also can use the same mounting tray as the KT-76A. Although it meets European requirements, it also is approved for U.S. operators, since it meets the same standards. Rather than the push-buttons becoming popular on offerings from other companies, however, Trig's TT31 uses rotary knobs and also includes a timer/stopwatch function plus an altitude monitor. Trig's TT31 retails for $3,580.