EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration
 
    
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AirVenture NOTAM
The EAA AirVenture 2014 NOTAM is now available to download or order.

The free 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 Radar Support
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 the NWS.

Special 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 communications@eaa.orgLearn more

AirVenture Flight Arrival Procedures - Understanding Air Traffic Control
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!  Your comments and suggestions will assist in improving the quality of services at future AirVenture events. 

Ultralight Arrival Procedures
An online and printable guide for ultralight/homebuilt rotorcraft flight arrival procedures. Learn more

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.

Aircraft Parking Status
The aircraft parking information and field conditions can be accessed on our Aircraft 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

Departure Briefing
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.

International Visitors
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: infoserve@eaa.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:

  • 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.
Clearing U.S. Customs 
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:

FAA 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 visitors. Learn more about how to effectively tie down your airplane.

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