EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration!
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is similar to many medium-sized Midwestern cities, except in late July when the world’s busiest airport isn’t in Chicago, Atlanta or London. It’s in Oshkosh, when the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) holds its annual EAA AirVenture fly-in convention.
The event attracts more than 500,000 people and 10,000 airplanes to east central Wisconsin. And those are airplanes of all types, from the smallest ultralight to jumbo jetliners and military transports. Visitors from more than 70 nations gather at Wittman Regional Airport to see almost everything that flies.
The weeklong event, this year from July 24-30, offers an unmatched adventure land of flight. Imagine spending one day doing everything from exploring a massive Air Force C-5 transport plane, to a hands-on drone demonstration, to hearing from an astronaut who walked on the moon, to seeing an amazing night air show. That’s just one day at EAA AirVenture, with six more just like it!
It’s also a great family event, with clean grounds and special areas just made for kids, where they can discover the world of flight through simulators, drones, hands-on projects and cool events. It’s a perfect place for those who love flight, history, innovation, technology, or just people watching.
Among the 2017 highlights are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet team, an Apollo astronaut reunion, salutes to World War II anniversaries, and much more. It’s well worth a day trip to Oshkosh or, even better, camping among thousands of fellow flight enthusiasts from all over the world.
All the highlights, schedules, and things you need to know are available at EAA.org/AirVenture, where you can purchase advance tickets and camping credentials. It’s said that if it has flown, is flying, or will fly, it will come to Oshkosh!