Attendance Up for EAA AirVenture

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh saw an increase in attendance numbers this year. EAA Director of Communications Dick Knapinski says approximately 590,000 people attended AirVenture this year, which is a five percent increase from 2016. A record 2,527 guests registered at the International Visitors Tent at EAA, coming from a record-tying 80 countries. 10-thousand airplanes also arrived at Wittman Regional Airport and other airports in east-central Wisconsin. Knapinski credits attractions at this year’s AirVenture, including the Apollo reunion and The Blue Angels, along with terrific weather for the strong turnout. AirVenture brings in 60 million dollars to the City of Oshkosh annually, and 110-million to the entire area.