March 30, 2017 - The Federal Aviation Administration has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 65th annual fly-in convention July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The NOTAM, which is in effect from 6 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 21, until noon CDT on July 31, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.
The NOTAM was designed by the FAA to assist pilots in their EAA AirVenture flight planning. This year’s NOTAM cover features a photo of a B-25 bomber parked at Oshkosh during the fly-in.
While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to the 2016 version. Some of those changes include:
- TFRs expected on 10-11 a.m. CDT Friday, July 28, and during the afternoon air shows on Monday-Sunday, July 24-30
- Military area changes in central Wisconsin
- Oshkosh Taxiway Bravo designators changed
- Aircraft camping allowed at Appleton
- IFR arrival and departure routings
- Airports added to IFR Special Traffic Management Program
Pilots can download a digital version of the NOTAM through the EAA AirVenture website. For a free printed copy, pilots can order online at EAA.org/notam or call EAA membership services at 800-564-6322.
To further assist pilots flying to Oshkosh this year, EAA’s volunteer NOTAM Chairman Fred Stadler is hosting a June 14 webinar that will highlight special tips and other aspects of the NOTAM fly-in procedures. Register at the EAA website at EAA.org/webinars. In addition, the National Transportation Safety Board has published an informative safety bulletin about arriving to a major fly-in event.