AirVenture 2014 NOTAM Now Available

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The Federal Aviation Administration has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM - PDF), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Associationís 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect July 25-Aug. 4, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports. It was designed by FAA, in partnership with EAA, to assist pilots in their AirVenture flight planning.† While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to the 2013 version and updates on many of the NOTAMís 32 pages.

Some of those changes include:

  • Fond du Lac ATIS changed to 121.1
  • Expected Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) for Wittman Regional Airport on Aug. 1-3
  • Closed Runway 4/22 at Wittman Regional Airport is now 5/23
  • Air show waiver times changed on Sunday, Aug. 3

A high influx of VFR arrivals is expected to begin at Oshkosh on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27.† Besides following the published arrival and departure procedures in the AirVenture NOTAM, pilots should maintain high vigilance in watching for other aircraft.† Pilots are expected to have a copy of the NOTAM available for in-flight reference.