Numbers Are In For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007

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Attendance at this year's AirVenture show was up about 3 percent over last year, EAA President Tom Poberezny said on Monday, with an estimated total of about 560,000 visitors. Other numbers included more than 10,000 aircraft that flew in to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and other nearby fields; 2,647 showplanes (985 homebuilts, 1,014 vintage airplanes, 365 warbirds, 136 ultralights, 117 seaplanes and 30 rotorcraft); 784 commercial exhibitors; and more than 38,000 campers. Reporting on all that news and activity were 887 media representatives from six continents (none, apparently, made the trip from Antarctica). "The number of aviation innovations and introductions we saw at Oshkosh were unprecedented, and there was a very positive feeling among pilots and aviation enthusiasts," Poberezny said. "In addition, exhibitors throughout the grounds noted strong interest and, in some cases, record sales." The increase in attendance was thanks partly to good weather, plus a strong lineup of features and attractions, and a large number of significant announcements, Poberezny said. If you missed it this year, next year's dates are July 28 to August 3.