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What is EAA AirVenture Oshkosh?

For 51 weeks a year, EAA is an international community of more than 160,000 members that nurtures the spirit of flight through a worldwide network of chapters, outreach programs, and other events.

But for one week each summer, EAA members and aviation enthusiasts totaling more than 500,000 from more than 60 countries attend EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where they rekindle friendships and celebrate the past, present and future in the world of flight.

"The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" has it all when it comes to aircraft. Warbirds. Vintage. Homebuilts. Ultralights. Some you would normally find in a hangar at your local airport, others so unique they are the only one of its kind.

You name it, there's likely an example of it at Oshkosh.

For many, arriving at Oshkosh is a rite of passage that can only be satisfied by being one of the more than 10,000 aircraft flying in, landing at what becomes the busiest airport in the world.

Whether you're an aviation enthusiast or an aviation novice, AirVenture has something for you. No matter what your age, you'll be entertained, informed, and thrilled by the countless activities available that reflect the spirit of aviation all around.

Daily air shows. Aerobatics and pyrotechnics. Opening Day concert. Fly-In Theater. Forums, workshops, and demonstrations. KidVenture. Theater in the Woods. All of this, plus much, much more is included with your daily admission.

Add in the crowd-thrilling, show-stopping Night Air Show on Saturday night, and you have affordable fun for the entire family every day from sun up to well past sun down.

There is uniqueness to each AirVenture that keeps lifelong attendees coming back for more. You need to experience it to understand.

EAA Airventure 2014

Join Western Michigan University at the EAA Airventure 2014 in Oshkosh, WI for the Alumni and Friends Mixer on Saturday, August 2 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  WMU will be providing complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks.

Please plan on joining us for a great eventing.  This is a great time to reconnect, mix and mingle with fellow alumni, College of Aviation Faculty and Staff, and current students.  If you are interested, please fill out the form below to register for the event.  It is completely free!  Prospective students, current students, alumni, parents, staff and faculty, friends and any WMU fan is welcome to attend.

When: Saturday, August 2 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Booth #33 - Western Michigan University, EAA Oshkosh Airventure

Contact: 269-964-6375 or avs-info@wmich.edu

Register for WMU Annual Oshkosh Mixer

Additional EAA Airventure Information

There's really no place in the world like the EAA's annual convention – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. With so much to see and do, AirVenture can be a little overwhelming, especially if you're not already an EAA member or you're not traveling with friends who know the ropes.

Before heading to AirVenture for the first time, make sure you check out this Survival Guide that will go a long way to ensuring a comfortable day.

A couple of quick tips to start you off:

  • Get a free map of the grounds when you arrive: Even if you’ve been here before, the new site improvements implemented in recent years bring a new look to one of the world’s great aviation events. You don’t want to waste a minute while you’re here.
  • Take advantage of trams: For convenience and to give your feet a needed rest, ride the free trams. There’s a lot to see and do at AirVenture; the trams will help you get the most out of your day.
  • Please don't touch aircraft without permission: Many who bring their aircraft to AirVenture put in long, painstaking hours into building, restoring, and/or maintaining their dream. Please be respectful of their work and dedication.
  • Follow the "Oshkosh Rules": EAA AirVenture is regarded as one of the cleanest major events anywhere in the world, because people follow some basic rules. Make sure all trash goes in the trash or recycling containers, and if you see trash on the ground, please pick it up and throw it away.