EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (as of 1998, the new name for the Fly-In Convention) now serves as one of the world's premier aviation events, attracting top government officials, corporate leaders and hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts.
The week-long event spans the entire spectrum of aviation and attracts 10,000 airplanes each year. The more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts who attend the event annually supply the local and state economies with more than a $170-million boost.
In recent years, the convention grounds have seen many visitor enhancements implemented and exhibit areas expand to retain the fly-in's world-class status.
Today, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is an international gathering place for aviation enthusiasts.
An AirVenture participant can study the latest aircraft and innovations, discover new ideas and techniques from the more than 1,000 forums and workshops, see aviation's top personalities, or just talk airplanes with people from around the world.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has become important and influential but retains its friendly and personal feel - part of the reason the world comes to Oshkosh every year.