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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Thrush 510G: Air Support to Help Feed a Hungry World, Acre by Acre

By Dave Higdon

August 3, 2013 - With 800 hp of GE M80 turboprop smoothly spinning its Hartzell prop, the Thrush 510Gcleared a line of tall trees by scant feet as it smoothly swooped below from tree-top high to crop-top low and started its 100-knot run across the farm field on a track toward the opposite treeline.

Those trees quickly grew taller in the windscreen before a bit of stick back pressure brought the Thrush into a quick, shallow climb inches over the trees; a quick bank right, another sharply left, roll out parallel to the track just flown, repeat.

Welcome to the world of agricultural pilots, the aerial applicators on whom farmers widely depend to help them fertilize and protect the crops that feed a world.

"The airplane flies easy because the pilots who work this get paid by the acre," explained Thrush factory pilot Terry Humphrey. "They'll fly 11, 12, sometimes 13 hours a day, often in rough environments.

"They need a workhorse that doesn't work them."

Air support for farmers
Crop dusting - "aerial applications" formally - is civil fast-moving, low-level air support for farmers; ag planes must excel at maneuverability, flexibility, and efficiency.

Thrush Aircraft designed the 510G to meet those needs and employs the newest contender in the world of turboprop power, the GE H80 - an evolution of the Walter M601 developed after the Ohio company's acquisition of the venerable Czech Republic engine maker.

Thrush designed the two-seater to train pilots in some of aviation's most-demanding flying and it is virtually identical to the single, save for that extra seat.

Thrush received the type certificate for the single several months ago while continuing work on the two-place version. But this is no stripped-down trainer. Standing tall on its conventional gear, the two-seat 510G sports all the basic features of the single-seat model.

Those features include a 3-inch pipe fitting for pressure-filling payloads into a tank, which can deliver up to 66 cubic feet of dry chemicals or 510 gallons of liquids.

"Efficiency and speed - those are key when you get paid by the acre," Humphrey said.

Center-line doors in the belly let the 510G serve as a water bomber for fire-suppression - and the maneuverable Thrush seems particularly suited for the job. "They can get this in and out of spots larger water bombers can't," Humphrey said.

"Depending on the job and the spray volume needed, these pilots may be landing every few minutes." Other jobs, like low-volume spray for grasshopper suppression, can have them droning along for hours on a single load.

Regardless, the plane needs to handle either extreme with equal alacrity. Versatility is key. "These guys might by laying down dry applications on one field and wet on the next, and a couple of fields later, back to dry," Humphrey explained.

Delivering the goods
In some sample flying of the 510G by a crop-dusting novice, the aircraft showed itself to be responsive and maneuverable, but with a little less of the harmony pilots enjoy in more pedestrian machines.

Large ailerons produce quick response with finger and thumb inputs; significant adverse yaw demands active and precise inputs to the large rudder, which delivered on par with the ailerons; anti-servo tabs on each aileron help keep the plane at the bank angle of choice with minimal work.

Pitch pressures increase proportionally as the pilot deviates from its trimmed airspeed, just as you want in a big airplane that spends so much time descending and climbing out of tight spots.

Both visual and audible stall warnings are standard, but the aerodynamic buffet preceding stall served as a wake-up call more insistent than any alarm clock.

The stall break comes gently with no flaps - and not at all with full flaps. But the pilot must attend to the slip/skid ball or risk an undesired result. These were maneuvers sampled with the airplane light.

The 510G weighs in empty at a svelte 4,600 pounds. At its 10,600-pound maximum weight, Humphrey stressed that control pressures and responses are pretty much the same - just at higher speeds.

High-performance low-level flying
Thrush's 510G two-place is flying the week at EAA Oshkosh to show off some of the traits that have already helped launch it toward sales success. Last week China ordered 20, six of them the two-place model.

And its career of low-level, high-efficiency work is just beginning.

"The dual 510G is a workhorse," said Thrush President Payne Hughes. "We're seeing it used for everything. I anticipate it will become one of our bestselling planes."

With an ag plane as the hero in an upcoming movie and after years of watching Gene Soucy work out his Showcat, a converted Grumman Ag Cat, watching Thrush's 510G do its stuff Tuesday serves as a reminder the importance of general aviation to putting food on our tables.