February 27, 2014 - Those original concepts that could change the way people experience aviation, but only need visibility and an audience, have a new avenue to reach the flying community through EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.
EAA is offering a limited number of free exhibit spacesin its EAA Innovation Center during the event, which runs July 28-August 3. Ideas are being accepted through March 14 as part of a contest to put new ideas in front of the aviation industry and community.
"We know there are people who have the revolutionary and evolutionary ideas that will take to what's next in flight, but they don't yet have the means to highlight their concepts to the public," said Jack Pelton, EAA's chairman of the board. "We want to give them that opportunity at Oshkosh, where aviation innovation takes center stage. They will have a place next to the giants of the aviation industry."
The Innovation Center will be located within the EAA College Park area near the center of the AirVenture grounds. It features ideas from companies large and small that are looking ahead to flight's next horizon.
Selection criteria for the contest include subject matter past the planning stage that interests pilots, aircraft builders, enthusiasts, and/or the public; a display that is engaging with an element of interactivity; and a preference to first-time Oshkosh exhibitors.
All entries will be judged by the EAA Innovation Center team, with the winners contacted by March 28. All winning entries must comply with EAA AirVenture exhibitor agreements, terms, and conditions.