More than 10,000 aircraft and half a million flight enthusiasts make Wittman Regional Airport the busiest airfield in the world during the EAA’s annual AirVenture Oshkosh. This weeklong event, slated for July 25-31, draws visitors from more than 80 countries, many of whom fly in. [Read more…]
A single word, which is also a city in Wisconsin, conjures up feelings like few others among the aviation crowd.
To many, AirVenture – as the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in and convention is officially known – is the center of the aviation universe. To others, it is a family reunion. The event that is AirVenture is as personal as it is immense. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — EAA AirVenture has a strong tradition of honoring America’s veterans, and this year is no exception.
Old Glory Honor Flight, partnered with EAA and American Airlines, is bringing Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight IV to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. This flight will take place on Friday, July 29.
The veterans will fly to Washington, D.C. to tour war memorials at no cost to them. [Read more…]
SUN ’n FUN always marks a big time of year for many of us who fly elsewhere throughout the country.
It marks the end of the season where our priorities are making sure the engine heater is plugged in, the snow and ice are chipped away from the hangar door, and weight-and-balance includes the weight of a parka.
We can now look ahead toward calm evening flying, open hangar doors, and the company of friends who have projects we can “inspect.” [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Airplanes reaching back to the earliest days of military aircraft will be in the air and on the ground this summer, as the centennial of World War I aviation is a major part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” [Read more…]