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Encyclopedia > Oshkosh Airshow
Aerobatic team performs at EAA AirVenture
Aerobatic team performs at EAA AirVenture

The Oshkosh Airshow (officially EAA AirVenture Oshkosh) is an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The event is presented by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), a national/international organization based in Oshkosh. The Oshkosh Airshow is seven days long and typically begins on the last Monday in July. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (999x675, 157 KB) Summary WWII-era North American T-6 Texans (trainers) T. Canaan, 2005 From the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (999x675, 157 KB) Summary WWII-era North American T-6 Texans (trainers) T. Canaan, 2005 From the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. ... Aviation or Air transport refers to the activities surrounding mechanical flight and the aircraft industry. ... Wittman Regional Airport is an airport located on the south side of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. ... Oshkosh is a city located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. ... The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is an international organization of aviation enthusiasts based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. ...

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History

EAA was founded in 1953 as a support organization for people who were building their own recreational aircraft (homebuilders). Homebuilding is still a large part of EAA, but the organization has grown over the years to include almost every aspect of aviation and aeronautics. 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Also known as amateur-built aircraft, homebuilt aircraft are constructed by one or more persons for whom this is not a professional activity. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The first EAA fly-in was held in 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1959 EAA fly-in moved to Rockford, Illinois. When it outgrew its Rockford facility, the EAA fly-in moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1970. An excuse to burn some avgas and for a get together amongst aviation enthusiasts. ... Nickname: The City of Festivals, The Genuine American City, Cream City, Brewtown/Brew City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. Often referred to as The Forest City, Rockford has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has 320,204 residents (2000 Census). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


For many years the official name of the event was The EAA Annual Convention and Fly-In. In 1998 the name was changed to AirVenture Oshkosh. But many regular attendees still refer to it as The Oshkosh Airshow, or just Oshkosh.


In 2005 SpaceShipOne made its only public appearance before flying off to the Smithsonian. Also flying at the show was GlobalFlyer that had made its record around the world flight in the same year.In 1987 Voyager, the first aircraft to fly around the world unrefueled, made its final appearance before its record setting flight. Several record setting aircraft have gotten funding by donations from the conventions.


Highlights

Highlights of the Oshkosh Airshow include the following:

  • Displays of visiting aircraft of all sizes and types. Most of the aircraft on display at the fly-in are in one of these categories:
  • Commercial exhibits
  • Large exhibits by NASA and FAA
  • Showcase fly-bys
  • A daily aerobatics airshow
  • Informative lectures by professional and amateur presenters

For many attendees, an equally important aspect of the fly-in is the opportunity to socialize with other aviation enthusiasts. Lots of people meet up each year with "Oshkosh friends" who they only see at the fly-in. For many years these Oshkosh friends had no contact during the rest of the year, but recently many of them have begun to stay in touch throughout the year via e-mail. Many attendees arrive 3 to 4 days before the official start of the event, or a few days after the end, for the opportunity to relax in an aviation environment and to socialize with other aviation enthusiasts from around North America. Also, a very large contingent of volunteer workers arrive as early as a month before the event, and stay long after the end, to help with presenting the event. A Japan Airlines Boeing 747-400. ... Military aircraft are airplanes used in warfare. ... Critical Mass, a modified Sea Fury air racer. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal republic George... A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... Huntair Pathfinder Mark 1 ultralight It has been suggested that Ultralight Trikes be merged into this article or section. ... An amphibious or amphibian aircraft is an aircraft that can land on either land or water. ... A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery A seaplane is an aircraft designed to take off and land (correctly, though less commonly, alight) upon water. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The Federal Aviation Administration is the entity of the United States government which regulates and oversees all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S. // Activities Along with the European Joint Aviation Authorities, the FAA is one of the two main agencies worldwide responsible for the certification of new aircraft. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... In the early days of flying, pilots realised that their aircraft could be used as part of a flying circus to entertain people or impress others by performing aerobatics. ... The Utterly Butterly wing-walking display team flying Boeing Stearman PT-17 biplanes An airshow is an event at which aviators display their flying skills and the capabilities of their flying machines, normally to the public, but occasionally to selected invited guests, or employees and their families only. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... This group of political volunteers is working to promote voter turn-out. ...

The control tower is traditionally decorated with the banner saying WORLD'S BUSIEST CONTROL TOWER during the AirVenture.
The control tower is traditionally decorated with the banner saying WORLD'S BUSIEST CONTROL TOWER during the AirVenture.

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Attendance

It is estimated that 10,000–15,000 aircraft visit Wittman Field each year during the fly-in. Attendance is estimated at over 700,000 people who arrive by both air and ground transport. The large number of aircraft arrivals and departures during the fly-in week officially makes the Wittman Field FAA Control Tower the "busiest in the world"... for that week anyway. To accommodate the huge flow of aircraft around the airport and the nearby airspace, a special NOTAM is published each year, choreographing the normal and emergency (if need be) procedures to follow. Airspace means the portion of the atmosphere controlled by a particular country on top of its territory and territorial waters or, more generally, any specific portion of the atmosphere. ... NOTAM or NoTAM is the quasi-acronym for a Notice To Airmen at the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ...


Hotels, dormitories, and many private guest rooms in the region are almost always filled to capacity during the fly-in. But the large majority of visitors camp, under the wing of their airplane, or in the conventional campgound that is adjacent to the airport and convention grounds which are beautifully adorned with excellent landscaping.


Future events

AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 is scheduled for July 24July 30, 2006. July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2007 - July 23 - 29 2008 - July 28 - August 3 2009 - July 27 - August 2 2010 - July 26 - August 1


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