Preparations for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010
continue at a brisk pace, despite the rain the Oshkosh area has
experienced in the past week. People and planes are still coming, and
EAA is welcoming all, though some may find themselves temporarily
displaced to alternate locations until convention grounds dry. Some of
the EAA plane, camping, and auto parking areas are temporarily closed,
but dry weather is forecast for the next three days, which should allow
those areas to continuously open for parking.
campers and RVs set up temporary camp at a nearby mall parking
lot. Photo by Jim
Area airports that normally shoulder the
aircraft overflow every year are available now and have good conditions
for aircraft parking.
In Oshkosh, Camp Scholler continues to
welcome tent campers, but camping trailers and motor homes are being
escorted to local hard surface lots until ground conditions improve. EAA
has coordinated with local businesses and schools to permit camping in
nearby parking lots until more areas of Camp Scholler can be opened.
For those driving to AirVenture 2010,
EAA's two main parking lots are in good condition, and more auto parking
lots are expected to have good availability by the time the convention
opens on Monday, July 26.
EAA is encouraging all AirVenture
attendees to stay up to date with conditions on the ground by following
EAA Facilities Manager Steve Taylor's
Blog, which will be updated
frequently with information on the condition of the grounds. Those
flying to AirVenture should monitor the Aircraft Parking
Status page for
the latest information on what aircraft parking areas are open.
The EAA can-do spirit is alive and well
as volunteers, exhibitors, and staff adapt and improvise to bring
AirVenture 2010 to life.