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Aviation Events Details - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
26.07.2010 - 01.08.2010 


If you want to enjoy a typical day at the Convention, get your walking shoes on and dress casual. The gates open at 7 a.m., but get there early to see as much as you can each day. Longtime attendees will tell you that you need more than one day to really see it all.

As you arrive, the number of people, size of the site and the rows and rows of magnificent aircraft are simply overwhelming. If you were to walk past ... not down ... each row of airplanes, you would cover 5.2 miles! Typically about 2,500 show aircraft participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, including homebuilts, antiques, classics, warbirds, ultralights and rotorcraft.

Be sure you get a map, because even if you've been here before, the new site improvements in 2009 bring a new look to one of the world's great aviation events. You don't want to waste a minute while you're here.

The first thing to look at is airplanes on the flight line. As an EAA member, you can inspect firsthand the craftsmanship and design advancements that come from the hands and minds of EAA members. If you're interested in a particular airplane chances are you'll find it in Oshkosh. As you walk along the flight line you'll see many of the newsmakers and personalities who make the world of aviation so exciting.

Traveling across AeroShell Square, AirVenture's main display ramp, you might see anything from the Spirit of St. Louis to a Stealth fighter.

Don't miss KidVenture! Since landing at Wittman Regional Airport, KidVenture has attracted thousands of participants young and old alike with its hands-on, educational-and fun-aviation-based demonstrations and presentations. After all, kids get to build their own gliders and rockets, fly simulators, see aviation legends tell their stories, ride in a tethered hot-air balloon, and so much more.

Information is available in many places, sometimes in the shade of an airplane wing...

From the flight line it's on to the Forums Area. During the week more than 500 forums are conducted by aviation leaders and NASA researchers, along with FAA personnel, aircraft designers and a host of others.
After taking in a couple of forums, let's visit the Exhibit Buildings. Just about everything available in aviation is there. Instruments, avionics, insurance, aircraft parts . . . the list goes on and on. Nearly 800 exhibitors participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

Want to learn how to fly? EAA's "Learn To Fly Center" can get you off on the right path. Staffed in association with the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), this is the place to discover how you can make your dream of flight a reality. You'll learn what you need to know, and what the time and financial commitments will be.

EAA's Chapter House introduces you to the 1,000 local chapters worldwide. There's bound to be one in your area . . . if not, they'll help you start one. EAA Chapters provide the opportunity to meet people who have the same aviation interests that you have. It's a great way to whet your aviation appetite.

Then comes one of the most eagerly-anticipated highlights of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh . . . the Afternoon Air Show...

Unique aircraft, from early air racers to historical airplanes, participate, along with the world's finest air show performers - all of whom are headliners on their own but at Oshkosh, are part of an all-star lineup in a daily three-hour spectacular.

The sun is setting, but the action is just beginning. There are evening programs on the grounds, too, from the nightly Theater in the Woods attractions to aviation films at the outdoor Fly-In Theater and other special events. Thousands of people make these activities a wonderful way to conclude a full day at Oshkosh.

EAA AirVenture is a 24-hour event. Sunrise will bring another great day along the flight line at Oshkosh ... The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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