From July 24 through 31, 2022, FAA air traffic controllers will help more than 17,000 planes safely fly in and out of Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual EAA AirVenture. The fly-in will attract more than 600,000 pilots and aircraft enthusiasts to the northern Wisconsin town.
Ever wonder what the tower at Oshkosh is like during the week of the show? Check out Fred Johnsen’s video, which chronicles the bustling radio communications as FAA controllers talk with pilots and each other to safely move huge numbers of airplanes through the airspace around Oshkosh. The familiar call from controllers to pilots: “Rock your wings” is an Oshkosh staple, allowing controllers to positively identify aircraft they are communicating with.