Oshkosh Notam Now Posted
Pilots planning to fly to AirVenture at Oshkosh this summer now can begin planning in earnest, with the official FAA Notam (PDF) now available for downloading. "We cannot overemphasize this point for AirVenture-bound pilots," says EAA about the Notam: "THIS IS ESSENTIAL READING!" Several important procedures have changed from last year, so pilots shouldn't rely on past experience to get them through this year's event. Special air traffic rules will be in effect in the area from 6 a.m. local time on July 23 to noon on August 2. In other AirVenture updates, EAA said this week an aircraft auction will be held on the grounds. Also, a night airshow will be featured on Saturday.
Pilots can request a free printed copy of the 30-page AirVenture notam by completing an online request form or calling toll-free (800) 564-6322. Other special events at this year's show include a gathering of DC-3s to celebrate the aircraft's 75th anniversary and a focus on electric aircraft innovation.