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 #OSH18 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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Lodging

There are numerous hotel and motel rooms within an hour’s drive of Oshkosh. Reserve one with one of our partner hotels today!

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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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Directions & Parking

Find the easiest way to get into the grounds and get to the fun faster! Six public parking lots on the grounds are available. Daily or weekly parking passes can be purchased for cars, trucks, motorhomes, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles.

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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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Shuttles

Shuttles (buses and/or trams) run 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily (unless noted), making several stops along separate routes to help attendees move about the grounds. 

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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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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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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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All Together Now! Aircraft Groups Arrive En Masse

By Barbara A. Schmitz

July 22, 2017 - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a weeklong celebration about airplanes and all things aviation. But for the hundreds of people who fly in as groups for an opportunity to park and camp together, it’s as much about renewing old friendships and making new ones.

Three groups arrived en masse at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 on Saturday, and three other groups are scheduled to arrive Sunday.

After departing from Waupaca, Wisconsin, Cherokees to Oshkosh became the first to arrive on the AirVenture grounds around noon Saturday. With 21 planes and 40 people from more than 10 states, this was their seventh year of flying in as a group, said first-year lead pilot Tony Harding. About 33 planes originally registered for the flight, but the numbers dropped as people pulled out because of health, airplane, or work issues, he said.

Their arrival was delayed by an hour because of the low ceiling, Tony said, noting that was really the only problem they encountered.

But that’s because safety is the No. 1 thing the group preaches during their nationwide clinics. “We usually fly two to four wingspans away from each other, but if someone isn’t comfortable with that, we tell them to go to five wingspans.” To ensure safety, they also mandate that all pilots attend the formal briefing and fly sorties on Friday prior to the group flight, he said.

While it’s a lot of work to fly in and camp together, the people make it worth it, Tony said. “It’s really about the people,” he said. “I had problems with my plane in Waupaca, and two people said I could use their plane to lead the flight,” he said. It wasn’t necessary, but the group has become good friends who are always willing to help however they can, he added.

Tony said flying lead with his wife, Sandra, was the best birthday present he could receive. He’ll turn 75 on Monday.

What is he looking forward to most?

“Getting here next year and my 76th birthday,” he answered, laughing.

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Bonanzas to Oshkosh made its 28th annual trek to AirVenture, flying in from Rockford, Illinois. However, the flight didn’t go as planned. Originally scheduled to arrive in Oshkosh at 1 p.m., they still hadn’t left Rockford by 1:30 p.m. due to thunderstorms.

The Bonanza flight began in 1990 when Wayne Collins and a few friends decided the only way to ensure camping together was to arrive together in formation. Elliott Schiffman took over the organization in 2001, and soon established a nationwide network of regional training sessions.

Since 2007, Larry Gaines has organized the mass arrival, which arrived in Oshkosh around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Nine pilots made the first mass flight to Oshkosh in 1990. That number now averages more than 100 annually, and about 75 percent of the pilots come back year after year.

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The third group, Cessnas to Oshkosh, arrived on the AirVenture grounds at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Leaving from Juneau, Wisconsin, the group had 49 aircraft registered and represented 31 states and two Canadian provinces. 2017 was their 12th mass flight into the AirVenture grounds.

Gil Velez, of Jersey City, New Jersey, said 69 planes were registered for the mass fly-in, but many couldn’t make it to the staging area because of bad weather. But Gil said he wouldn’t miss the mass arrival for anything.

“In the beginning, I came to AirVenture because of my love for aviation,” he said. “But now I come back to see my friends.”

Suzie Bowden, of Lenexa, Kansas, agreed. “I’ve made great friends here, and I look forward to seeing everyone each year. When we came by ourselves, we were just two people out of hundreds of thousands. But now, we’re in a family.”

Besides the people, Dan McCullough of Salt Lake City, Utah, said he enjoys the challenge of becoming a better pilot that comes with formation flying.

Three more groups will fly in together Sunday, including Piper J-3 Cubs, Cirruses, and Mooneys. The Mooneys are expected to be the last mass arrival at 11 a.m. after gathering in Madison, Wisconsin. This will be their 20th mass flight to Oshkosh.