Aviation Gateway Park

Presented by Piper Aircraft, Inc.

Aviation Gateway Park is your headquarters for the latest and greatest in innovative aerospace science and education.

Our main goal is to interact and engage. Whether you are interested in discovering the future of aviation, the latest in urban travel, or career and educational opportunities, Aviation Gateway Park is the place to be!

Discover what each area in Aviation Gateway Park has to offer.

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Showcase

Presented by Opener

The year's newest venue in Aviation Gateway Park is the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Showcase. The UAM Showcase will include a number of prominent and innovative companies in the Urban Air Mobility industry. Members and attendees will want to visit the UAM Showcase to see everything from eVTOLs to hover bikes; innovations and experimental aircraft that exemplify what the future of aviation looks like. Attendees at the UAM Showcase will be able to learn about the new technologies from the multitude of companies attempting to solve the air mobility challenge, as well as interact personally with those making the largest leaps forward.

View 2019 UAM Showcase Exhibitors


Innovation Showcase


Visit the Innovation Showcase to test your imagination when you encounter some of the industry's heavyweights and exciting new start-up companies that highlight breakthrough concepts in aviation, space, and virtual reality.

View 2019 Innovation Showcase Exhibitors

Apply to Exhibit in 2020

Forums Center

Forums Center

In the Forums Center, you will find daily sessions and seminars hosted by aviation experts and thought leaders. Topics will range from drone flying to innovative technology.

Please check the AirVenture Visitor's Guide for the master schedule and look for the Aviation Gateway Park Forums Center under locations.

Education and Career Center 

Presented by Air Wisconsin Airlines

Aviation Gateway Park College Social at EAA

The Education and Career Center offers a variety of opportunities by visiting the many colleges, universities, and technical schools that offer programs in aviation and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM-based curriculum. It is also the place for aspiring aviators to network with a variety of leading aviation companies and airlines. To learn more about available job positions (and who is available to speak with during AirVenture), visit our EAA Job Fair page.

Drone Cage

Presented By Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Drone Cage

The Drone Cage offers an opportunity to fly a UAV and learn how drones are used

If you are craving even more drone action, check out the free flight taking place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. nightly on the grass runway at Pioneer Airport (across from the EAA Aviation Museum).

Drone Cage Obstacle Course

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 will welcome back the popular Drone Cage Obstacle and Speed Course, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Here, experienced UAV pilots can test their skills in a fun, challenging daily competition.

The challenge will run daily from 3-5 p.m. inside the UAV Cage at Aviation Gateway Park. Attendees can use one of the quadcopters provided by Horizon Hobby, Inc.

Not ready to test your drone-flying skills against the world? Enjoy the excitement by watching the action from the 360-degree viewing platforms, as well as a live video feed.

Sign up for the AirVenture Drone Cage Obstacle Course will be available onsite at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University booth or in advance by e-mailing David Thirtyacre. Winners of the daily course challenge will receive awards donated by Etched Memory, LLC, as well as receiving the envy of their peers. Come and join the fun!

A special thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Aviation Gateway Park Presenting Sponsor: Piper Aircraft
  • Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Showcase Presenting Sponsor:Opener
  • Education and Career Center Presenting Sponsor: Air Wisconsin Airlines
  • Drone Cage Presenting Sponsor: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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