Less Than Three Months Before The Big Show
You know spring is here when the AirVenture NOTAM is published. The bible for those planning on flying to the world's biggest fly-in (July 24-30) is a must-read for everyone making the trip by air -- even if they've done it a dozen times before. Chances are, if you're reading this you'll simply download the online version but hard-copy pamphlets are available for free, also. Since channeling thousands of aircraft, ranging from gyrocopters to airliners, into a single airport in a compressed time period is an evolving art, there are always a few changes to the procedures and this year is no exception. A new VFR holding pattern has been established over Green Lake, there's a displaced threshold on Runway 27 and the airport will be closed a half-hour earlier than in previous years for the air show. NORDO arrivals are restricted to 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily.