The EAA AirVenture 2013 NOTAM is now available to download.
The free 32-page booklet is an absolute must if you're flying
an aircraft to Oshkosh. It outlines all arrival/departure
procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport details, and much
more. Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years,
there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency, and
convenience for the thousands of airplanes expected at the World's
Greatest Aviation Celebration. The EAA AirVenture NOTAM is required
reading and should be part of a pilot's preflight preparation.
NWS Oshkosh Aviation Weather
The National Weather Service (NWS) has designed a website to
provide pilots and air traffic controllers with
current and forecast weather information in and around Oshkosh and
AirVenture Oshkosh. The web page displays the terminal forecast
for KOSH, a time series of surface wind, and probability of
thunderstorms in hourly increments at Ripon, Fisk and Oshkosh,
superimposed with the latest radar imagery. Further information may be
obtained at the NWS booth located in the Federal Pavilion. Feel free to
offer suggestions and/or feedback to
Offers for Pilots
It’s nice to feel wanted, and those flying to and from AirVenture are
certainly that. We will have a list of facilities that
are providing special offers
to traveling EAAers on their flights to Oshkosh. If you'd like your FBO
or facility listed, please email the
information to email@example.com.
AirVenture Flight Arrival
Procedures - Understanding Air Traffic
An online guide 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. Learn more
Provide your feedback to ATC!
comments and suggestions will assist in improving the quality of
services at future AirVenture events.
Coming Soon! Detailed information on helicopter arrival and parking procedures at the HAI HELI-CENTER.
An online and printable guide for ultralight/homebuilt
rotorcraft flight arrival procedures. Learn
EAA Seaplane Base
The AirVenture Seaplane Base (identifier 96WI) is located
on the west shore of Lake Winnebago 5 miles southeast of Oshkosh - Wittman
Regional Airport (OSH). Seaplane arrivals should avoid nearby Class C and D
airspace and should NOT use the Fisk VFR arrival route. Approaches and
departures should be to the east over Lake Winnebago. Contact the Seaplane
Base (123.3 or 920-230-7829) for water condition information and current
Seaplane Base information. Additional information and procedures are listed
on the Seaplane Base website.
CAUTION: When runway 36L departure procedures are in effect during AirVenture, aircraft departing Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) on runway 36L will fly just west of the Seaplane Base at or below 1,300' MSL.
The aircraft parking
information and field conditions can be accessed on
Parking Status page
Aircraft Judging Manual
The EAA Official Judging Standards is compiled by the EAA Judging
Standards Committee. The EAA Official Judging Standards is the basis of
judging at AirVenture and other major fly-ins and provides judges and
the exhibitor/competitors in each class the rules and criteria, which
are used in evaluating the aircraft. View
or download the judging manual
Safe Ground Operations for
Conventional Gear (Tail Wheel) Aircraft
All pilots feel a need to be vigilant
regarding safety issues. They carefully inspect their aircraft during
pre-flight, run up the engine(s), check the weather. They ask themselves,
“Am I physically and mentally ready to fly today?” Simply stated,
pilots make many critical, safety-based decisions before the wheels start
to roll. Learn more
All pilots departing on runway 18/36 should should receive a departure briefing for a clear understanding on how to depart the area safely.
Briefings can be received at the main Departure Briefing building located east of the control tower near runway 18/36.
They can also be received at Small Briefing buildings that can be found at: Seaplane tent, Tall Pines FSS, north of the Hangar Cafe, Main FSS by tower and northwest of Forum buildings in RV area.
Roving briefers also circulate throughout aircraft parking areas on scooters and vehicles with a Departure Briefing sign to give briefings.
Briefings start at 7 a.m. and continue to 1:30 p.m. and again 4:30 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. daily.
All pilots flying into (and out of) the U.S. to attend AirVenture Oshkosh must provide their aircraft and passenger information to the U.S. Customs forms via the electronic Advanced Passenger Information System (eAPIS) at least 60 minutes prior to their last non-U.S. airport departure.
There is an additional Transportation Security Administration (TSA) border crossing notification requirement for all border crossing pilots who cannot comply with NOTAM 9/2788. For general aviation pilots flying aircraft that weigh less than 100,309 pounds that generally means if your aircraft does not have a transponder or a radio you must submit a request for a TSA International Waiver at least 5 days prior to your flight.
Reminder From U.S., Canada Border Agencies
Canadian pilots flying Canadian registered amateur-built aircraft or advanced ultralight aircraft need a FAA Special Flight Authorization (SFA) to fly in the U.S. Follow the instructions on this FAA web site, then print the SFA form and keep it in your aircraft while flying in the U.S.
Canadian pilots flying any other Canadian registered experimental aircraft (Warbird, etc.) must contact the Milwaukee Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) at 414-486-2920 (fax: 414-486-2921) to obtain your SFA.
Questions? Call EAA Information Services at 920-426-4821 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
International pilots filling out the electronic CBP Private Aircraft APIS forms or the electronic TSA International Waiver forms may use either the address for Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) or EAA as your AirVenture destination address if your aircraft will be parked at Wittman during the event:
- Wittman Regional Airport, 525 W. 20th Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54902 (Phone: 920-236-4930)
- EAA, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902 (Phone: 920-426-6540)
When departing Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) and headed out of the country, this is how you should enter your departure information because the Wittman airport is not a designated CBP port of entry/departure:
Clearing U.S. Customs
- For this flight, the CBP airport closest to the point of departure is Austin Straubel International Airport (KGRB) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. For this manifest, the CBP airport of departure ("Airport") should be entered as KGRB. Because the actual city of departure ("City") is Oshkosh, the “"Actual Departure Location Description" should be entered as KOSH.
Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh,
WI, is not an airport of entry for clearing U.S. Customs - you can not
clear customs at Oshkosh - U.S. Customs will not be providing any
services at Oshkosh before, during or after AirVenture. To find a
aviation port of entry call U.S. Customs at 920-496-0606 or visit their web
site. This information may also be obtained by asking a FAA Flight
Service Station by calling 1-800-WX-Brief.
Graphic TFR Notams
When flying in the U.S., EAA strongly encourages you to check NOTAMs for
current temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) that may affect your flight route:
Graphic NOTAM: Using the links for each posted TFR,
this site allows you to read the exact NOTAM and also provides a
link to a graphic display of the TFR area. The graphic display does
not allow you the option to select different types of aviation maps
to display the TFR on.
Fuel Service at Oshkosh
- Basler Flight Service: For more information, visit Basler's website or call 920-236-7827. Unicom 122.95
- Orion Flight Services, Inc.: For more information, visit Orion's website or call 920-424-8090. Arinc 130.52
Tying Down Your Airplane
Tiedowns are required at EAA AirVenture for the safety of all planes and
more about how to effectively tie down your airplane.