You're invited to EAA AirVenture - a week long airshow so packed with aircraft that for one week Oshkosh's control tower is the busiest in the world.
Every year the skies over Oshkosh, Wisconsin, rumble with the sound of aircraft engines. It's the annual EAA AirVenture, a gathering of aviation enthusiasts like no other. The weeklong airshow is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) - an international organization based in Oshkosh - and is the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. EAA Oshkosh showcases the many types of aircraft that have appeared there and even offers a glimpse of the lively crowds and campgrounds.
At EAA AirVenture, hundreds of thousands of aircraft enthusiasts flock to the Wittman Regional Airport to gawk at an amazing collection of all things airborne. From handsome old canvas-covered biplanes to brawny warbirds to home-built models to massive jetliners, the traffic in the air and on the runway make the Wittman's control tower in tiny Oshkosh the busiest in the world. It's an adventure to be sure, and the highlights are all here. Organized according to aircraft types, EAA Oshkosh features:
- Vintage aircraft
- Home-built aircraft
- EAA firsts (i.e., the F-35, all of Burt Rutan, the SR-71, etc.)
Drawing on the EAA's photo archive dating back to 1953, EAA Oshkosh brims with fascinating stories, history, and photography. Paging through it is the next best thing to actually attending the show!
Hal Bryan is EAA's Senior Editor and a lifelong, second-generation pilot and aviation geek. He's logged time in a variety of aircraft types, most of them old and weird, and he wouldn't have it any other way. He lives in Oshkosh with his wife, Muffy, and two benevolent dictators disguised as cats.
"EAA Oshkosh: the Best Airventure Photography is cozy in size though large in impact. Literally dozens upon dozens of aircraft are included with amazing photography. The writing and insights are inspirational and allow vicariously experiencing this grand aviation event-including not to be repeated visits of some aircraft. The scope of beautiful writing and world-class images, by well over a dozen world-class photographers and three top tier authors, mark this book as destined for anyone's library or wish list - Travel For Aircraft, Seattle Post-Intelligencer