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The History of EAA AirVenture and This Year’s Highlights

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture has grown to become the world’s largest airshow since its inception in 1953. The event, which happens every July at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators who attend the aircraft demonstrations and listen to presentations from aviation icons and innovators.

This year’s EAA AirVenture will be the 75th anniversary of the U.S.-Air Force flocking the event and will include amazing exhibitors worldwide. Want to see flying demonstrations featuring some of the most iconic aircraft in aviation history? Do not miss this year’s event.


From Milwaukee (Wis.) Air Pageant to EAA AirVenture


The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has been hosting its AirVenture for over 50 years. The event started as a small part of the then Milwaukee air pageant, which was held from 1953 before fading away later.

EAA AirVenture quickly outgrew Milwaukee airport, where the air pageant had initially been taking place and had to move to Oshkosh-adjacent Wittman Regional Airport (OSH). During this time, EAA airshow attendance grew steadily to more than 500,000 visitors.

Nowadays, with more than 10,000 aircraft on display and several exhibition halls filled with collections of aviation art and history, it is hard to believe that this event began as the once modest Milwaukee Air Pageant.


EAA AirVenture 2022 Highlights


Expect a wide array of activities at this year’s AirVenture. Stakeholders are putting their best foot forward to ensure the event is one of its kind. Stated below are some of the highlights of this year’s events:

75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force: With the celebration of 75 years since the establishment of the United States Air Force on September 17, 1947, it was only fitting to celebrate this milestone at EAA AirVenture. There will be a display of vintage aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force, as well as appearances from many retired pilots and other notable people who were part of this remarkable journey.

Ages 18 and below free admission: The move to admit ages 18 and below is to introduce future generations to aviation and make them aware of all the possibilities in the industry. It will also provide children with opportunities to explore their interests while they’re young. There will be exhibits geared towards children where they can learn about aircraft hands-on.

Return of one-week wonder project: Building an airplane in one week might sound impossible, and we are trying to do just that. Volunteers gather together to build a plane in seven days and exhibit it throughout the show.

Daily air shows: Prepare for an increase in the level of excitement as there will be daily airshows scheduled during different times of the day. These displays will feature demonstrations from teams and performers such as Red Bull Air Force, Nathan Hammond, Patriot Parachute Team, Patty Wagstaff (Extra 300S), and many more.


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