Air Venture

Growing Up Oshkosh »

A pilot who has attended nearly every EAA AirVenture since she was two months old talks about its influence on her life and the desire to return every year. More

Notam For AirVenture 2016 Released »

Fly-in procedures for this year’s EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, are now available, along with additional resources. The FAA’s Notice to Airmen for EAA’s 64th annual convention, July 25-31, includes a list of changes from 2015 including radio frequencies and runway markings. More

AirVenture To Debut Martin Water Bomber »

The Martin Mars water bomber, the largest airplane of its kind and the last in its line, will make its first-ever appearance at EAA AirVenture in July, EAA has announced. The bomber will be based at the EAA Seaplane Base, on Lake Winnebago. With a wingspan of about 200 feet, and measuring 120 feet nose to tail, the massive airplane is one of only six that were built. "There aren't many airplanes that have never been to Oshkosh, but this is one of them," said EAA's Rick Larsen. More

Expensive Bricks For The Airport »

The local airport installed one of those high-tech runway arrestment systems to stop overruns. Woe to the pilot who uses one. And his insurance company. More

FAA Covers Airshow ATC Costs Under Bill Amendment »

The government would cover the costs of air traffic control and related safety services at aviation events, under an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill that was approved by a Senate committee this week. If approved as part of the bill, the amendment would turn back the FAA's practice in recent years to bill airshows including EAA AirVenture and Sun 'n Fun for ATC expenses. More

Video: Kitplanes Editor Paul Dye on Homebuilts »

Kitplanes magazine editor Paul Dye is a former NASA flight director, but he's also a passionate homebuilder, currently working on a Dream Tundra. At AirVenture 2015, he gave us his six top reasons for joining the homebuilt community. More

AVmail: August 3, 2015 »

Captain Jim Carney writes: "I'm a retired Northwest Airlines (now Delta) 747-400 captain. I was a member of ALPA for 38 years. The letter ALPA put out against medical is baseless. Due to the fact many ALPA pilots and those representing pilots at other carriers, retired and active, own GA aircraft, I think the leadership opened their big mouth and inserted their foot. All pilots flying GA aircraft need to keep contacting their elected officials. Thanks for the coverage." Click through to read other mail from AVweb readers. More

Warbirds, Weather Boost AirVenture Attendance »

Pleasant weather and some aircraft firsts helped last week's EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh attract about 550,000 visitors, an attendance increase of about 2 percent, EAA said. "AirVenture 2015 exceeded our expectations on many levels," Chairman Jack Pelton said in a statement Wednesday. More

AirVenture 2015 Photo Gallery »

We always take more photos than we need at AirVenture — how can you not? — so here are a few editor Mary Grady's trips around the field during the show. Only three hundred fifty-something days to go until we do it all again! More