The Top 10 Reasons for Pilots to Attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Are you a pilot, but have never had the chance to attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh? Well, here are 10 reasons why you should try to make it this year, or at least once in your life.

1.) All your friends are here!

There are those you know well, and those you haven’t met yet. But you will.There are those you know well, and those you haven’t met yet. But you will.e are those you know well, and those you haven’t met yet. But you will.


2.) Put KOSH in your logbook, in July

There’s no better feeling than to hear the Wittman Regional Airport controller say to you, “Great landing. Welcome to Oshkosh!”

3.) You really did need that new thing, after all

With 800 exhibitors, you can shop, compare, and get direct information on anything from new avionics to a brand new airplane.

Aerial of EAA AirVenture | Goodyear Blimp | Boeing Plaza

4.) Everybody speaks the language

You have to explain to your neighbors back home why you fly, why it’s safe, why it consumes your spare time. At Oshkosh, there’s no need to explain. We all get it.

5.) Ultimate hangar flying experience!

Yeah, everybody at home has heard your stories, but there’s a whole new audience here! (Plus, when you get back home, you’ll have new Oshkosh stories…)

Ford Tri-motor airplane

6.) Drool-worthy aircraft

Never thought you’d see one of those in-person until you stood next to it on the Oshkosh flightline. And there are at least two of them here.

7.) Ultimate sunrises and sunsets

See the golden-hour sunlight over rows and rows (and rows) of airplanes.

EAA AirVenture sunset

8.) You’re gonna learn something

Whether it’s in one of the 1,000-plus forums or seminars, or in an informal gathering of owners, there are tidbits of knowledge and information that you’ll discover about airplanes and your piloting skills.

9.) Make yourself a better aviator

A pilot certificate is a license to learn and at Oshkosh, you’ll learn from the best, because they’re here sharing their expertise.

10.) Get hands-on

Want to master that new skill, whether it’s installing flight software or changing your own airplane’s tire? You can do it here under the guidance of experts.

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