The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 60th annual fly-in convention July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The NOTAM, which is in effect July 20-30, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.
This year’s NOTAM cover features a photo of a Piper J-3 Cub to recognize the 75th anniversary’s of the aircraft being celebrated at Oshkosh this year.
It was designed by FAA, in partnership with EAA, to assist pilots in their AirVenture flight planning. While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some noteworthy changes compared to the 2011 version and updates on many of the NOTAM’s 32 pages, according to EAA officials.
Some of those changes include: Revised IFR arrival and departure routings; revised VFR arrival procedures on pages 9-10; updated airport information and telephone numbers; and Sheboygan added to IFR Special Traffic Management Program.
A high influx of VFR arrivals is expected to begin at Oshkosh on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22. Besides following the published arrival and departure procedures in the AirVenture NOTAM, pilots should maintain high vigilance in watching for other aircraft. Pilots are expected to have a copy of the NOTAM available for in-flight reference.
The on-line Adobe Acrobat (pdf) version of the NOTAM is available in the “Planning” section of the EAA AirVenture website. A free copy of the printed NOTAM is available by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322 or through the EAA AirVenture website. Additional hints and tips for pilots arriving at and departing from EAA AirVenture 2012 will also be available online.
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