EAA AirVenture

Stay With Us During EAA AirVenture

The largest air show for aviation enthusiasts in the world is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), an international organization located in Oshkosh, WI. First started in 1953, aviation enthusiasts gather annually each July at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.  EAA AirVenture holds nearly 1,000 hands-on forums, workshops, and special presentations. The EAA show includes Aerobatic and Static Displays.

In 2017, over 700,000 recreational pilots and aviation fans attended including over 2,000 international visitors.  More than 10,000 airplanes land and depart during the fly-in week. This makes the Wittman Field FAA Control Tower the busiest in the world in number of movements for that week.  

Paul Poberezny founded the EAA organization for builders and restorers of recreational aircraft.  These people still attend EAA, but now it includes almost every aspect of recreational aviation and aeronautics.

EAA AirVenture Museum

Our guests have definitely enjoyed visiting the EAA AirVenture Museum on the grounds.  You too can see a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays.  The EAA AirVenture Museum is a year-round destination, combining the passion of aviation’s past with the promise of its exciting future.

Featured Aircraft included at the EAA AirVenture Museum:

  • 1944 North American F-51D Mustang-N3451D
  • Spirit of St. Louis Replica
  • 1938 Bugatti Model 100 Racer
  • 1931 Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogiro “Miss Champion”-NC11609
  • 1946 Piper J3C-65 Cub-NC3403K
  • 1930 Pietenpol Air Camper-N12937

EAA AirVenture Volunteers

Arriving in the weeks prior to the show, the annual show depends heavily on volunteers who serve by:

  • parking cars and airplanes
  • painting buildings
  • setting up and tearing down concerts and shows 

The volunteers receive free perks such as:

  • meals
  • tee-shirts
  • embroidered patches
  • admission to the EAA AirVenture event

Plan to Attend

The show creates quite a buzz on the street in the area cities. TV and radio broadcast daily. Local businesses really amp up their services in preparation for crowds arriving. The EAA AirVenture fly-in has a large economic impact to the Oshkosh area as well as the entire state of Wisconsin.

If you would like to learn more about the EAA AirVenture schedule for this year, how to buy your tickets or join EAA, what air shows are being featured, or any other helpful trip planning tips,visit their official website: www.eaa.org/en/airventure

We look forward to hosting our many EAA guests annually. We are very pleased that the Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, Appleton, Wisconsin is located only 2 blocks from the shuttle stop that runs to and from the EAA grounds in Oshkosh. Our full home-cooked breakfast is served each morning at 7 a.m. this week so guests can make it to the grounds which open at 8 a.m.

See you in July for this fun and educational week! The world’s finest aerobatic performers put on jaw-dropping displays every year. When the sun goes down, night activities include concerts, feature films, and special programs. You can even see Oshkosh by air if you take a ride in some very unique aircraft. Only in Oshkosh will you live seven straight days of aerobatics, history, music, camaraderie, and much, much more!