The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), highlighting arrival and departure procedures for the more than 10,000 aircraft expected at Experimental Aircraft Association’s 59th annual fly-in convention, which will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The NOTAM, which is in effect July 22-Aug. 1, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports. 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 2010 version, according to EAA officials.
Some of those changes include:
- Madison and Muskegon Approach Control frequencies
- Central Wisconsin Restricted Area and MOA activity
- Aircraft types eligible for Turbine/Warbird Arrival
- Low-altitude IFR departure routes from OSH and surrounding airports
A high influx of VFR arrivals is expected to begin at Oshkosh on Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24. 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 free copy of NOTAM is available to order or download at www.airventure.org/flying, or by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322. Additional hints and tips for pilots arriving at and departing from EAA AirVenture 2011 also is available online at www.airventure.org/atc.
This year’s NOTAM cover photo features a row of U.S. Navy T-28 training aircraft. Several top-level attractions and events will commemorate the week-long Centennial of Naval Aviation at AirVenture 2011, which has been classified a Tier 1 event by the U.S. Navy for its year-long celebration.