The clock is ticking toward the July 26 opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which is now fewer than 100 days away. The 58th edition of EAA’s fly-in convention takes place July 26-Aug. 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
Featured programs and attractions include:
- A weeklong Salute to Veterans, with aircraft and guests that highlight service and duty to country;
- A reunion of the Douglas DC-3 aircraft on its 75th anniversary;
- A gathered of new innovations of electric-powered aircraft;
- A night air show at Oshkosh on Saturday, July 31;
- Aircraft anniversaries that include the 75th anniversary of the B-17 bomber and the 50th anniversary of the Piper Cherokee.
Featured entertainment this year includes the legendary band Chicago for the opening night concert on Monday, July 26, presented by Ford Motor Company; and actor Gary Sinise’s “Lt. Dan Band” returning to Theater in the Woods on Friday, July 30, presented by EAA in partnership with the EAA Warbirds of America and Disabled American Veterans. Those concerts, as well as other features to be announced and the nightly Fly-In Theater, are included with AirVenture admission.
Site improvements to benefit EAA members and visitors also continue in 2010. Those at Oshkosh this summer will find additional shower and indoor toilet facilities, expanded indoor exhibit areas, a limited number of Camp Scholler sites with electric and water hookups, and larger trams for transportation throughout the grounds.
EAA AirVenture annually draws participants from more than 70 nations and in excess of 10,000 airplanes, including more than 2,500 showplanes. The event includes 700 exhibitors; nearly 1,000 forums, workshops and seminars covering the entire world of flight; daily afternoon air shows; up-close sessions with top aviation personalities; and the gathering of aviation enthusiasts from around the globe.