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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Daily Highlights Schedule

These are the can't miss attractions that you'll want to put on your itinerary when you visit AirVenture 2014.

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Ultralights: Fun Fly Zone

Experience the lighter side of Oshkosh at the ultralights, light-sport aircraft, and homebuilt rotorcraft area, located at the south end of the grounds. Demonstrations, hands-on learning, and so much more!

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Night Air Show

What do you get when you combine aerobatics with fireworks? A must-see spectacle! Be there for the night air shows on Wednesday, July 30 and Saturday, August 2.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Presented by EAA Warbirds of America and Disabled American Veterans, popular swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy joins AirVenture's marquee musical lineup slated as the grand finale of a daylong salute to veterans on Friday, August 1.

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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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One Week Wonder

Share the airplane building experience and help us assemble a Zenith CH 750 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Watch the project take shape, add your own "hands-on" moment, and sign the logbook as one of the builders!

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Runway 5K Run/Walk

Lace up your running shoes and get your day started on the right (and left) foot! Each registration includes free admission on Saturday, August 2, that features a night air show. Register today!

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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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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 App

Highlights, schedules, and essential information for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is now easier to find than ever before with the new AirVenture app now available for smartphones and tablets.

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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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AirVenture 2014 Poster

Share it with your friends, family, coworkers, fellow chapter members, or spruce up your walls with this year’s design. Available now in three convenient sizes.

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EAA Aviators Club

Presented by Shell Aviation, the EAA Aviators Club is your place to relax, chill, chow down, and watch the air show from the best seats around. Enjoy daily visits with some of the week's air show performers and special guests.

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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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AirVenture Online Auction

Search among our various items to find what will complete your AirVenture 2014 experience, bid and win!

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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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Convertible Airplane Becomes Whatever You Want It to Be

By Randy Dufault

August 3, 2013 - Brian Carpenter believes that the cost of airplanes is a key barrier to the future of aviation.

He aims to change that.

So Carpenter partnered with Quicksilver Aeronautics to develop the Quicksilver EMG-for electric motor glider.

"It will be a true Part 103 electric motorglider," Carpenter said. "We will have plansbuilt and kit-built versions.

"Besides being an ultralight, it can be built as an (experimental) amateur-built aircraft. Eventually we plan to have E-LSA and S-LSA certifications as well. We will have four categories it will be certified in."

To keep costs under control the airplane is modular. For very few dollars it can be initially configured as a Part 103 glider. Power systems can be added and, since plans are to keep the craft compliant with the 51 percent experimental amateur-built rules, the airplane can be registered once the owner acquires a pilot certificate. Once registered, a second seat can be added.

Power systems are intended to be modular as well.

"It has a multitude of motor configurations on up through a trimotor version," Carpenter said. "We are utilizing model airplane technology for all of the motors on the initial version. The motors, controllers, propellers, telemetry, and control systems - all of that is off-the-shelf existing stuff from the [radio-controlled model] industry.

"You need to have a really large market in order to justify the research and development costs associated with any product...we are just leveraging what those really smart people have done and adapting it to our aircraft."

Carpenter also expects electric flight technology to develop very rapidly, making the power system obsolete. The design's modular systems will make it possible to very quickly adapt as new and better options enter the mainstream market.

Another key concept for the airplane is the use of external power systems to accomplish the most energy - intensive flight phase-takeoff.

"We intend it to be capable of aero tow as well as vehicle tow to altitude," Carpenter said. "Then you would turn on the sustainer motors to get a longer flight."

Initial power configurations should result in 25-minute flights. Given the airplane's useful load capability, flights as long as three hours are technically possible. But Carpenter said the cost of such a configuration makes it an unrealistic option.

Prototype construction is underway. Initial testing will be as a glider, with the twin-engine electric version up next.

"The engines are in a composite pod that goes click-click and it is installed on the airplane," Carpenter said. "There are no electrical connections. The motor, controller, and batteries are all right next to each other."

Folding propellers will complete the module, with wireless model airplane transceiver technology controlling the powerplants. Telemetry of parameters such as rpm, battery temperature, motor temperature, current draw, and battery capacity will wirelessly transmit to the cockpit as well.

Carpenter believes the concepts being developed for the Quicksilver EMG, the Part 103 rules, and the overall simplicity of electric motors will revolutionize aviation.

"This will be another renaissance," he said. "Remember what the turbine engine did to [big radial engines] with all the moving parts? We went to a turbine with a single spinning shaft. It changed the world.

"This will happen with ultralight aviation."

Information about the project is available from Carpenter at his Rainbow Aviation Services booth in Exhibit Hangar A, and on the Internet at www.ElectricMotorglider.com.