World’s largest fly-in convention set for Oshkosh in July

Oshkosh EAA AirVenture fly-in views from the air.
Juergen Schiffmann, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 3 Min Read
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For the 70th year, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) fly-in convention will host pilots, plane enthusiasts, and aviation industry displays from around the globe in 2023. The EAA AirVenture fly-in is set to take place from July 24-30 this year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

10,000 aircraft, 600,000 people


More than 10,000 aircraft and 600,000 people are expected to descend upon Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 24-30, making it the world’s busiest airport during that week.

As always, the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will feature a dazzling array of air shows, historical re-enactments, and stunt flying demonstrations.

It will also feature events commemorating “Vietnam Remembered – 50 Years Later,” including a Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight and “Welcome Home” celebration for Vietnam veterans on July 28.

Oshkosh 2022 Photo Credit: EAA AirVenture

Other highlights will include a display of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program and NASA’s unique “Super Guppy” rocket cargo carrier.

The full spectrum of aircraft from the U.S. Air Force Training Command will be in attendance, as well as various flying car prototypes and eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) craft.

The air show will feature displays from virtually all major airlines and aircraft manufacturers.

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Nightly activities at the EAA “Theater in the Woods” are planned, and vintage aircraft enthusiasts will be able to enjoy displays of aircraft dating back to the WWI and WWII eras.

Photo Credit: JJN1991, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Boeing will once again sponsor free admission for all patrons under 18 years of age. Children can learn how to operate radio-controlled airplanes, experience flight simulators, and take part in other hands-on activities at the popular KidVenture area at Pioneer Airport.

In addition, EAA WomenVenture – featuring special presentations and seminars for female aviators and enthusiasts – will take place on Wednesday, July 26.

The newly remodeled EAA Aviation Museum is open during the week of AirVenture, while flight experiences on a B-25, Ford Tri-Motor and Bell 47 Helicopter will be available on-site.

“The world of flight comes to Oshkosh for this weeklong celebration,” said Dick Knapinski, EAA’s director of communications.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh


“Whether you’re seeking innovation, history, family fun, or just the excitement of aerobatic flight, you’ll find it gathered at Oshkosh unlike any other place on earth.”

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchases, is available online at http://www.eaa.org/airventure.

EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit http://www.eaa.org

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