Known as The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, the EAA Fly-In Convention has actually been in existence for more than 60 years. However, 2019 is the 50th year it will be at its current location in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The first Fly-In convention took place in September of 1953 at Curtiss-Wright (now Timmerman) Field and was part of the Milwaukee Air Pageant. Though there were only around 150 attendees that first year, the event grew quickly. After moving to the Rockford Municipal Airport, the growth continued and EAA AirVenture eventually found its home Oshkosh. The current site was built from the ground up specifically for one of the largest aviation events in the United States.
AirVenture 2019 Highlights
Today, people come from all over the world to attend the premier event. Visitors enjoy a week of airshows, aircraft, exhibits, educational opportunities and much more. This year’s highlights include Aerial Firefighting, the F-16 Viper Demonstration team and the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, the popular Drone Light Show, and the Fly-In Theater. The list of attractions and educational opportunities is almost overwhelming but guarantees a week of excitement, wonder, entertainment, and education for the entire family.
Planning is Essential
A trip to Oshkosh is no small undertaking for the dedicated aviation enthusiast. Not everyone is lucky enough to be a local and if you’re traveling a long distance to attend, you’ll want to make the best out of your time. July may seem like a long way off, but now is the time to start assessing the schedule for the events you most want to attend and securing accommodations and other travel plans.
Fortunately, if you plan to fly into the event, Saker Aviation at Saker GCK is here to help. Offering a full list of aircraft services, pilot amenities, and Oshkosh specials, we are here to make your trip to AirVenture the best it can possibly be. Keep us in mind when planning your Oshkosh 2019 adventure. Feel free to contact us with any questions and we’ll assist in any way possible to guarantee an amazing aviation vacation!