The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 Notice, commonly referred to as the Oshkosh NOTAM, includes important procedure updates for pilots flying to Oshkosh.
The FAA-approved changes are based on pilot feedback and FAA review of arrival procedure recommendations for the fly-in, which is slated for July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association.
The Notice, which is in effect from noon CDT on Thursday, July 20, until noon CDT on Monday, July 31, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.
Some of the 2023 changes include:
- A change in the AirVenture ultralight pattern at Wittman Regional Airport.
- Guidance regarding Oshkosh aircraft parking areas, including North 40/South 40 designation.
- Elimination of the Fond du Lac diversion procedure.
- The start time of the daily air shows has been changed from 2:30 to 2:15 p.m. CDT.
The ATC-assignable transition points approaching Oshkosh from the west that ease holding and congestion will again be in effect in 2023. These points are at Endeavor Bridge, Puckaway Lake, and Green Lake. They will be announced on the arrival ATIS when ATC activates them at times of highest traffic flows, EAA officials said.
“The most essential information for any pilot flying to Oshkosh involves reading and thoroughly understanding the 2023 AirVenture Notice to ensure safe operations on arrival and departure,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety. “This FAA Notice document states the official requirements and expectations for pilots. We also urge all pilots to log appropriate cross-country time prior to their trip to Oshkosh so they have the proficiency and confidence to fly safely.”
EAA is hosting a webinar on June 14 at 7 p.m. regarding flying to AirVenture 2023 and changes in this year’s Notice. You can register for the free webinar here.
Pilots can download a digital version of the Notice at EAA.org/NOTAM, or order a free printed copy via that website or by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322.