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Pioneer Airport
"...when the magic of flying charmed a nation"

An extension of the EAA AirVenture Museum, Pioneer Airport portrays a time when the magic of flying charmed the world. Styled as a typical airport of the 1930s, it displays over 50 vintage airplanes in seven period hangars - each of which is open daily for visitors to explore.

During AirVenture, the grass runway of Pioneer Airport is used as the base for helicopter operations and parking. Passenger rides are available throughout each day in a vintage Bell 47 helicopter, giving a unique bird's-eye view of the entire site (additional fee required, weather permitting).

Unfortunately, owing to operational restrictions the Pioneer Airport runway is closed to fixed-wing aircraft during AirVenture. However, the Airport's most famous resident airplane - EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor - operates daily from the main runways at Wittman Field, offering passenger rides in a vintage airliner. (additional fee required, weather permitting).

Pioneer Airport has a controllable webcam, allowing web visitors from around the world the opportunity to view the facility (and check the weather in Oshkosh!)

Map of Pioneer Airport location | Airplane Rides

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