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What to Know Before Coming to Oshkosh

July 20, 2017 - With the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 just days away, there are some important things that every visitor needs to know to ensure they have the best possible experience in Oshkosh this year.

The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is of utmost importance to anyone flying in to Oshkosh this year. In affect from July 21 to July 31, the NOTAM contains vital information needed by all pilots in the area, and can be accessed from EAA.org/notam.

The EAA Four Corners is a fantastic resource for each and every AirVenture visitor. The four areas that make up the Four Corners — the AirVenture Welcome Center, Discover Aviation Corner, Pilot Proficiency Center, and Member Center — all function slightly differently, but with the shared goal of growing participation in aviation.

“We like to call EAA’s Four Corners people’s first stop when they get to AirVenture,” said Dave Chaimson, EAA’s vice president of marketing and business development. “It’s structured to provide four different, unique experiences for people. Even if they’re an AirVenture veteran there’s still a lot to learn there, but it’s especially important for people who are new to come to Four Corners.”

With thousands of attractions, workshops, forums, and more happening during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 even experienced Oshkosh attendees could use a little help getting around from time to time. The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 App, presented by Textron Aviation, is the perfect resource to help.

The official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 application is now available as a free download on iTunes (supports iOS version 9 or higher) and Google Play (supports Android version 4.4 or higher). More information and links can be found at EAA.org/app.

In addition to the app, AirVenture text alerts can be a great way for those in Oshkosh to stay informed about what’s going on. Any attendees with telephone numbers based in the United States can text OSHALERT to 69050 to sign up for necessary weather alerts, and OSHFUN to 69050 to sign up for notable features and attractions. A maximum of eight texts per day about features and attractions will be sent out.

Text message alerts will begin on Friday, July 21, and will not continue past Sunday, July 31. Message and data rates may apply.

More information about AirVenture 2017 can be found in the Forums Guide and the Visitor & Camper’s Guide. Both publications are available for free at the main gate, the Welcome Center, the Forums Plaza, and at admission gates.

All of the news about what’s going on at Oshkosh this year can be tracked at EAA.org or on EAA’s various social media profiles, both by those in attendance and those who couldn’t make it out this year. 

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