Forums

Head over to Forums Plaza and learn something about almost everything - building, flying, restoring, and so much more! Forums are included with your admission and no reservations are required. Plan out your Oshkosh days!

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Aircraft Areas

Discover the unique assortment of airplanes you’ll find as you make your way through our aircraft neighborhoods.

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Air Shows

The world's finest aerobatic performers put on jaw-dropping displays every year.

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Theater in the Woods & Fly-In Theater

From blockbuster hits and classic aviation movies, to historic and informative programming, you'll find a great variety here.

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AirVenture Special Events

Many special events within the big event take place in Oshkosh throughout the week.

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Workshops

Get hands-on and learn the skills you need to build an airplane at daily workshops patterned after the popular SportAir Workshops. Stop on by! No reservations are required and it's included in your admission.

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Take a B-17 Flight!

Honor the legacy of "The Greatest Generation" with a "mission flight" on the beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast. Go on a trip back in time aboard this World War II-era bomber.

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Aeromart

Turn old aircraft parts into cash, with the added satisfaction that you have helped other EAA members complete their projects.

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News

Stay up to date on the latest news and happenings surrounding EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Read about confirmed attractions and other features taking place during the big event!

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New AirVenture App 2018 Now Available

Highlights, schedules, and essential information for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is now easier to find than ever before with the new AirVenture app now available for smartphones and tablets.

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AirVenture Social

Share your posts and photos using the #OSH19 to join the conversation, follow EAA on social media and check out the community's AirVenture posts!

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Videos

Feel the excitement of Oshkosh come alive through hours of videos. Daily updates, personality features, product launches, and so much more!

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Photos

These beautiful photos will help you see into The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Webcams

Some of these cameras run on pre-programmed direction and show live feeds from the grounds, and some cameras (like the Air Show camera) may display live video of the daily air show as viewed through the lens of EAA's video production team. 

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Streaming Year-Round!

Need a bit of Oshkosh to brighten your day? Listen to EAA Radio broadcasts year-round, now streaming on the web or your mobile device.

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AirVenture Today

The daily "must read" is AirVenture Today, a free newspaper available to attendees during the annual convention and fly-in. This essential newspaper is distributed throughout the convention grounds and is available for download.

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Awards

2015 Grand Champion - World War II: de Havilland Canada FB26 Mosquito

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Camp Scholler

Located adjacent to the convention grounds, the Camp Scholler campground is home for thousands of aviation enthusiasts every July. Exclusive for EAA members, it’s where new friends meet and old friends reunite, all sharing in the camaraderie and spirit of aviation that brought them together.

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Food & Concessions

Curb your hunger by feasting on one (or more) of the options offered by the diverse selection of vendors. Whether you want to indulge your sweet tooth or keep the calories in check, you’ll likely find what you need that hits the spot!

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Rent Electronic Scooters

Single-seat personal electric convenience vehicles, specifically designed for those with disabilities, are allowed on the convention site and can also be rented via Vista Mobility, Inc.

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RideShare

Looking for a ride to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh? Or are you already planning to go but have space available in your airplane or car to take along a fellow aviation enthusiast? RideShare matches pilots/drivers with passengers for the annual journey to Oshkosh.

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Maps

The convention site is massive - and can be pretty daunting, especially for first-time visitors. Save time and prepare your Oshkosh days thanks to this assortment of maps designed to assist you.

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Weather for Pilots

See current and forecast weather information in and around Oshkosh and EAA AirVenture, courtesy of the National Weather Service.

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Severe Weather Procedures

In case of severe weather, warnings and instructions will be given over the AirVenture public address system and other communications methods, including Twitter (@EAAupdate), Facebook, and text messaging alerts to your cell phone.

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Severe Weather Procedures

In case of severe weather, warnings and instructions will be given over the AirVenture public address system and other communications methods, including Twitter (@EAAupdate), Facebook, and text messaging alerts to your cell phone.

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Severe Weather Procedures

In case of severe weather, warnings and instructions will be given over the AirVenture public address system and other communications methods, including Twitter (@EAAupdate), Facebook, and text messaging alerts to your cell phone.

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Arrival & Departure Signs

Print out sign codes used to tell ground personnel your destination on the Wittman Regional Airport grounds. Just pick the signs you need and be sure to have them in your airplane for the trip to Oshkosh.

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Ultralight Flight Schedule

Flight operations on the Ultralight Runway at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh are broken into separate time periods to allow similar performance aircraft in the pattern at the same time.

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Seaplane Base Arrivals

The Seaplane Base (identifier 96WI) is located on the west shore of Lake Winnebago, 5 miles southeast of Wittman Regional Airport and the convention site. Seaplane arrivals should avoid nearby Class C and D airspace and SHOULD NOT use the Fisk VFR arrival route.

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Reminder from U.S. & Canada Border Agencies

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have joined efforts to remind travelers of document requirements to travel into both countries. The two agencies want to educate travelers about these requirements to make their travel experience during the busy summer season a more enjoyable one.

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Fuel Discounts

It’s nice to feel wanted, and those flying to and from AirVenture are certainly that. View a list of facilities that are providing special offers to traveling EAAers on their flights to Oshkosh. Plan out your flight by visiting those FBOs and airports rolling out the welcome mat for you!

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Nearby Commercial Airports

Make the short drive or hop aboard a shuttle bus from one of these airports.

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Fly Market

Find a vast array of exhibitors and products, product demonstrations, and much more. It's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh's version of a flea market.

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Partner Ad/Web Glyphs

Tell your customers where to find you! For your convenience, we’ve developed glyphs or “bugs” for you to use in your print and web advertising to let your customers and prospects know where they can find you at Oshkosh. 

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Space Assignment

EAA will attempt to accommodate each applicant’s preferred location. However, if all booth choices indicated by applicant are unavailable, EAA will assign the best available space, in EAA’s sole opinion.

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Souvenir Program

Attendees and exhibitors count on the beautiful, full-color EAA AirVenture Oshkosh commemorative souvenir program to document all they need to know and where to go during AirVenture.

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Sponsor Benefits

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the optimal place to enhance your brand visibility through sponsorship of the event, venues, or its programs. The value in AirVenture sponsorship is enhanced by the ability for customization.

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Sponsor Benefits

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the optimal place to enhance your brand visibility through sponsorship of the event, venues, or its programs. The value in AirVenture sponsorship is enhanced by the ability for customization.

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AirVenture Visitors Guide

Attendees' most reliable source of everything including exhibitor locations, dining options, and forums / workshops schedules.

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Why Exhibit?

AirVenture enables our commercial partners to have an unmatched forum to present their products and services to the most passionate aviation consumers.

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Volunteer Opportunities

From the flightline to the convention office to Camp Scholler, many opportunities are available for you to become a part of EAA's heart and soul as an AirVenture volunteer.

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Brown Arch

The Brown Arch is a historical area, almost a "rite of passage" for new attendees and return visitors as well, creating an emotional passage through the arch. Leave your mark at this historic EAA landmark with a personalized brick.

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The Gathering

Together, we can raise funds for EAA’s youth education, historic preservation, and inspirational endeavors that help young people, anywhere, gain access to the resources and encouragement to change the world.

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Oshkosh: The Spirit of Aviation

Oshkosh: The Spirit of Aviation, narrated by actor and EAA member, Harrison Ford, shows why EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Paul Poberezny

Paul Poberezny came from humble beginnings, yet he emerged as one of the 20th century's greatest aviation leaders, creating a worldwide aviation organization and the world's largest annual fly-in event, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Prohibited Items

Save yourself time and hassle by leaving the following items at home, in your car or at your campsite, as these items will not be allowed through the admission gates.

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Directions to Media Check-In

Get driving directions to the AirVenture check-in facility.

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Proper Tiedowns Ensure Your Aircraft Doesn’t Wander Off at Oshkosh

By Tim Fox, Vintage Aircraft Parking - EAA Volunteer Advisory Committee

June 2, 2016 - The proper tiedowns at Oshkosh have been discussed frequently and EAA has published several articles in its magazines and website on the topic. The concerns are the safety of people and their aircraft during AirVenture. This extends to all year round and everywhere aviation people meet.

In the past, we have seen all kinds of different tie-down systems used—some better than others and some that were laughable in their ineffectiveness. One thing is sure: at some time and at least once during the week, we will have a severe weather event. I’m sure everyone has a story about “that storm at Oshkosh.” The key thing to remember is that we care about our own planes, but should also be thinking about the plane next to us. Somebody like you cares about that airplane as much as you care about yours. If your plane moves into the plane next door, you and your insurance will be in the claims process for sure.

Airport and convention rules require you to bring or purchase tiedowns and use them when parking your aircraft at OSH. The ground personnel will remind you to tie down your plane. Everyone should be alert for an unsecured aircraft and contact officials if one is found.

What type of system is best? Everyone has their own opinion but most of the articles published by EAA point to a three-contact multi point system. In this system, there are contact points under each wing and the tail connected to the plane by ropes or straps. Each contact point is held in position by multiple (most commonly three) stakes driven into the ground at different angles to provide maximum ground securement. There are many of these systems available from the aircraft suppliers as well as plans if you want to make your own.

The second type consists of a single shaft driven in at an angle with tie-down ropes tied so that they are at an angle to the rod in the ground. At Oshkosh, EAA has two types of this tiedown available, one in the north supplied by EAA Chapter 444 and in the south by Camper Registration. Both are sold on site and if returned when departing, a partial refund can be obtained. Differences are that the north system uses a smooth bar shaft with an angled top that forces the pull on the tiedown to pull the rod sideways instead of straight out of the ground. The south uses a shaft made or ribbed rebar with a “T” handle at the top. This is driven into the ground so that the ropes again pull at an angle rather than straight up. One school of thought is that the ribbing on the rebar gives a better grip for the bar but both types have proven successful on the grounds at Oshkosh.

Less effective are the screw-in types of tiedowns sometimes referred to as “doggy stakes.” While these types of stakes seem to have good holding power, they are not as sturdy as the more substantial types mentioned. Each year, a few of screw-in tiedowns break, leaving a portion in the ground that requires digging out of the stake. In the event of a more substantial windstorm, these anchors are not always up to the task.

The bottom line on tiedowns is that whatever you use, you are not only protecting your own aircraft but the aircraft parked beside you. EAA volunteers are checking all aircraft for tiedowns after they arrive and will remind pilots that forget to use them. The last thing you or anyone wants is to be at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration and find yourself in a position where your ride home is broken because it came loose and struck another plane.

For further assistance in this area, contact your parking volunteers.