If you are a fan of airshows and planes or aviation in general – It would be safe to say that you’ll definitely love to check out the Air show 2018 at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, WI. It’s a seven days event from sunrise to sunset where Action, education, entertainment, and everything Aviation related is showcased. They have displays of aerobatics, informative programs and hands-on workshops, diverse aircraft spanning all eras of flight, concerts to keep you rockin’ into the night, and much, much more.
(Hanging out with @BrittanyGallarneau, Purdue Aviation Student/Pilot)
I’d had the opportunity to check it out the event on Thursday and here’s what to expect;
- Getting there. EAA Aviation Center is located at 3000 Poberezny Road Oshkosh, WI 54902 – that’s a bit southwest of Oshkosh proper. You’ll see tons of signs as you get closer to the parking area. Parking: $10 Per car and it is located right after the camp ground on Poberenzy Rd. Hey huh, you get to drive in some gravel, mud and grass. So it’s MUDDY to walk at parking, so phu leasse do not wear your heels!! Take A School Bus Ride. Literally, haha ;)Finally DO NOT FORGET where you park and what bus name you rode in.
- Food. Was there food? Hmmmmm, I didn’t look very hard but… I saw some very long line in a hanger concession. Long line for a hotdog or burger – no thanks for me. I say don’t come hungry or bring snacks. I saw a few guys with cooler, maybe with some beer. Is it even legal??
- Vendors & Displays. Expect to see tons of different sizes of planes, experimental planes, different colors, people cleaning or fixing on their planes, vendors selling planes or plain gadgets, outfits, plane crews, experts, lots of guys that looks like pilots or wannabe pilots.
- Entertainment. The announcers are pretty entertaining, a few times the pilot flying the plane broadcast over the radio, introduced himself while doing acrobatics and stunts (what else!!). (check out video below to see stunts)
- Wardrobe. Casual, light makeup, sunglasses. Do Not Wear Heels. I Repeat. Do NOT WEAR HEELS.
Here’s the EAA Airshow website: https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa
Here’s the schedule of events from July 23-July 29, 2018 https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-schedule-of-events
I truly enjoyed visiting the event for couple of hours. Unless you are an Aviation Enthusiast, like Brittany Gallarneau, her dad Hugh Gallarneau, 3 hours max in the evening is perfect to tour around the venue, take tons of selfies and photos, watch the night airshow then get out!
Here’s a video I took on Thursday afternoon – Great Job to the acrobatic pilot!
More Photos of planes in the ground and off the ground.