As the AirVenture fly-in grounds continue to evolve, one area needing a little love was the long-standing workshop pavilions that served the event for more than a quarter-century. That's happening in 2014!
Three spacious new workshop pavilions will be completed prior to the 2014 fly-in, each having the capability to be split into two separate working areas. That means six different workshops can be occurring at any time. A new Builders Education Center will also be constructed just west of those workshop pavilions, replacing the old building just across from Aces Bistro.
Another noticeable change will be the elimination of the old Central Exhibit Building along the flightline. That building was mostly unused at AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 and at about 35 years old, was in need of extensive renovation if it was to be kept. A greenspace area will replace that building. Additional greenspace will also be created around the Federal Pavilion building and in front of Aces Bistro.
The projects continue the effort to make the grounds more visitor-friendly and also establish the homebuilt, forums and workshops areas as unique destinations at the event.