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Ultralight Arrival Procedures


Air Traffic Control

Tower cab

Teams of controllers in the Oshkosh tower manage arrivals on three runways.

The information presented here was created by veteran Oshkosh Air Traffic Controllers to give you - the pilot - a better understanding of the Air Traffic Control procedures in use at AirVenture. We hope that after reviewing these pages, you will have a better understanding of:

  1. What you can expect as you arrive and depart Oshkosh, and
  2. What we in ATC expect from you.

Remember, this information is NOT a substitute for the Special Flight Procedures AirVenture Oshkosh NOTAM. Thoroughly review the AirVenture Oshkosh NOTAM prior to your departure and ensure that you have a copy of the NOTAM with you before arriving at Ripon.

Please take the time to "brush up" on your flying skills before embarking on your journey to AirVenture. Being comfortable with your flying abilities will go a long way in making your experience more enjoyable!

We look forward to working with you this summer and hope this information helps you during those first busy moments of your visit to AirVenture.

Each year we work to improve our Air Traffic Procedures through feedback from you, our customers. Please take the time to provide input on these procedures by submitting Feedback to ATC. Please feel free to provide input on what worked well and areas that we could improve upon.


VFR Arrival - Hints and Tips 

VFR Arrival - Runway Paths

Controllers at runway ends

Controllers located near the runway ends control departures from Oshkosh.

After Landing

Departing AirVenture (VFR/IFR) 

Video Examples

About the Controllers

Feedback to ATC

FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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