We're about three months away from AirVenture 2010 opening day, and the first step for any pilot planning that unforgettable flight to Oshkosh is studying the FAA's Oshkosh NOTAM. We're pleased to report that document is available today in electronic format, ready for download here. The NOTAM covers air traffic procedures that are in effect from 6 a.m. CDT July 23 to Noon CDT August 2, 2010. We cannot overemphasize this point for AirVenture-bound pilots: THIS IS ESSENTIAL READING!
Some changes are in store for the 2010 NOTAM, so don't rely on previous years' versions or your memory to carry you through. Here are the most prominent changes this year:
- New AirVenture Arrival ATIS: 125.9
- New night air show on Saturday, July 31
- Appleton runway numbers changed from 11/29 to 12/30
- IFR preferred routings (page 25)
Pilots are also encouraged to order a free printed copy of the 2010 AirVenture NOTAM by completing the online request form here or by calling toll-free, 800-564-6322.