Last week’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisc., drew roughly 500,000 visitors, about the same as last year’s show, according to the association.
“First, it was a safe AirVenture, which is always our top priority, plus we were blessed with a week of nearly perfect weather,” EAA chairman Jack Pelton said in a statement. “We also met a number of other objectives this year, including reconnecting with our volunteers and members on the grounds, upgrading the food concessions and options, and providing more value and activities throughout the day for attendees. We also had a tremendous amount of aviation innovation brought to Oshkosh.”
Aircraft: More than 10,000 arrived at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and other airports in east-central Wisconsin.
Showplanes: 2,341, including 867 homebuilt aircraft, 858 vintage airplanes, 343 warbirds, 130 ultralights, 92 seaplanes, 27 aerobatic aircraft and 24 miscellaneous showplanes.
Commercial exhibitors: 821, a record.
International visitors registered: 2,115 visitors from 64 nations.
Media: 914 media representatives on-site, from five continents.