EAA AirVenture Notam Now Posted

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This week may be all about Sun ’n Fun and the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany, but it’s not too soon to start planning a trip to EAA AirVenture — especially if you intend to fly your own airplane there. The traffic into Oshkosh requires that a slew of special procedures are put in place, so planning ahead is key. The FAA this week released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 Notice to Airmen, featuring detailed arrival and departure procedures for the show, coming up July 24-30. There are quite a few changes from last year’s Notam, EAA says, so even if you’ve done it all before, be sure to get a copy.

The Notam covers all operations during the show, from 6 a.m. local time on Friday, July 21, until noon on July 31. Special procedures are in place at Wittman Regional Airport at Oshkosh, as well as nearby airports. Pilots can download a digital version of the Notam at EAA’s AirVenture website, or order a free printed copy. On June 14, EAA’s volunteer Notam chairman Fred Stadler will host a webinar with special tips and insights regarding the fly-in procedures. Register at the EAA website. In addition, EAA recommends reviewing the NTSB’s Safety Alert (PDF) about flying in to a major aviation event.

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