EAA AirVenture 2017 Arrives To Blue Skies


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Every summer, when July rolls around, the aviation world begins to lean toward Oshkosh, and by this weekend, the flow into Wisconsin was nonstop. EAA has worked hard as ever to be sure there are new things for pilots to enjoy, and two of the biggest will be at Show Central at Boeing Plaza — the B-29 “Doc” from Wichita, and the Blue Origin rocket, New Shepard, a reusable rocket developed by Jeff Bezos’ space company. Also from Blue Origin, a full-size mockup of the crew capsule, with room for six astronauts, will be on display. Events will showcase the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program and the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. And plenty of folks will be on hand to talk about the big issue of the day, ATC privatization.

It’s the 65th annual fly-in, and everything that flies, from hot-air balloons to warbirds to jets to rocket ships, has a place here. Every manufacturer who has a new product will showcase it here, and we’ll bring you the news every day with newsletters, video and podcasts, delivered to your inbox. We’ll be searching every corner of the show to find what’s new, what’s interesting and what’s important to pilots. And we’ll be posting on Facebook and Twitter too, so look for us there. The show officially opens Monday morning and runs through next Sunday.