Here's a flavour of what to expect...
In 2022, there were nearly 650,000 visitors, which was more than 2021's attendance, and exceeded the previous record of 642,000 which was set in 2019.
· 650,000+ visitors with 2,800 from 92 nations around the world, spending $170m!
· 10,000+ visiting aircraft
· 3,226 aircraft comprising 1,156 home-builds, 1,375 vintage aeroplanes, 369 warbirds, 137 ultralights and light-sport aircraft, 87 seaplanes, 25 rotorcraft and 77 aerobatic aircraft
· 863 trade exhibitors in 5 huge exhibition halls
· 797 media representatives on-site from 6 continents
· 1,400 forums, workshops, and presentations attended by more than 75,000 people
As well as the aircraft landing, taking off, on the ground and flying in the daily airshow there is also:
· A giant ‘Fly Market’ selling non-aviation and aviation items, from bits and parts to whole aircraft!
· All the leading general aviation aircraft companies with their latest products
· The floatplane 'Splash-In' on nearby Lake Winnebago
· Optional flights in the EAA’s warbird fleet, which may include a B-25 Mitchell, B-24 Liberator, B-29 Superfortress, Ford Trimotor, several ‘MASH’ Bell 47 helicopters (all TBC)
· Demonstration flights during the mornings
· An afternoon airshow each day including warbirds with pyrotechnics
· The EAA’s Air Museum: a large collection of immaculate aeroplanes including rare types and world record-breakers
· Theater In The Woods – nightly musical entertainment
Sunday 23rd July: Meet in Chicago O'Hare (ORD) airport in the late afternoon and we transfer direct to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and check into our private apartments in the Horizon Village, just a few minutes drive from the show itself!
Monday 24th - Saturday 29th: Hitting every aspect of Oshkosh from a photography and pure aviation indulgence point of view, super flexible, super cool and in the best company you could ask for.
Sunday 30th: A chance to catch your breath before we head back to ORD for departure in the late afternoon.
Details on how to obtain EAA membership – which can be done on the day, or in advance (at reduced rates) – is on page 8 of the Itinerary. Admission wristband(s) can also be purchased on the day or in advance at: www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-tickets. The cheapest option for attending all 6 days is to join the EAA – as an International Member - and to purchase a Weekly Wristband. All prices shown are for 2022.
(Images, Steve Comber/COAP)
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