July 18, 2024
EAA AirVenture smoke signal

EAA AirVenture fills the skies over Oshkosh through the weekend!

Wittman Regional Airport becomes the world’s busiest in terms of takeoffs and landings as people arrive from over 90 countries

Fireworks over planes at EAA AirVenture, happening in late July every year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

EAA AirVenture is the World’s Largest Fly-In! What CAN’T you experience here? It’s rolling for 2023 and better than ever!

EAA stands for Experimental Aircraft Association. It was founded in 1953 by Paul Poberezny for a community of passionate aviation enthusiasts that promote and support recreational flying. Today, EAA has over 200,000 members throughout the world. EAA AirVenture is their biggest event, welcoming members and other flight enthusiasts to Oshkosh for a week every year… and it’s a total blast! Over 650,000 people from 92 countries attended EAA AirVenture in 2022 as over 10,000 aircraft flew in and out of Oshkosh.

Whether you come to fly or just watch, you experience the world’s greatest aviation celebration. Warbirds. Vintage. Homebuilts, Ultralights, even the Blue Angels have all visited and performed here! This year, F-15s, a C-17 flying hospital, a V-22 Osprey, and a C-130 will also be there. Enjoy all kinds of planes, aerobatics, hands-on workshops, and celebrations. AirVenture draws flight enthusiasts from across the globe, briefly turning Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport into the busiest airport in the world in terms of takeoffs and landings.

EAA AirVenture Aerial Firefighting

EAA AirVenture runs this week from Monday, July 24th – Sunday, July 30th, 2023. Regular features and attractions include air shows and aircraft neighborhoods where you can check out full assortments of plane types and styles. Some of the planes and their pilots offer rides for unbelievable views of the Oshkosh area, Lake Winnebago, and more! Plus, there’s KidVenture for the young ones, the Aviators Club, Aviation Gateway Park, the Pathways Pavilion, and more.

Plenty of activities run all day. But into the evening, concerts, feature films, and special programs take place to keep the fun going. It’s a full week of camaraderie. Here’s an “insider guide” (their words) on some what’s happening all week.

Here’s an example of some of the air show performances you’ll see at EAA AirVenture:

Be sure to check out the EAA AirVenture Museum while you’re there. Hit I-41, U.S. 45, or Highways 21, 26, 44, 76, or 91 to get you to Oshkosh to take in all the fun of EAA’s AirVenture!

EAA AirVenture Tickets:

Ticket prices vary, check this out for all the details. Kids 18 and under are admitted FREE, courtesy of Boeing!

EAA AirVenture Address:

Wittman Regional Airport 525 W. 20th Avenue Oshkosh, WI 54902 Website Fly over to AirVenture.org for all the info! EAA AirVenture Oskhosh plane on display

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