EAA AirVenture Guests Begin Arriving

A steady stream of airplanes began aiming towards Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport Friday, in preparation for AirVenture 2022, which kicks off Monday, July 25th.

AirVenture expects to bring in over 500,000 guests from as many as 80 countries before the event ends on Sunday, July 31st.

Over 10,000 planes are expected to fly in for this years event. Couple these arrivals with the take-offs and landings of other planes in the area and Wittman Regional Airport becomes the busiest airport in the world, averaging more than 125 take-offs and landings per hour.

Visitors to this years event can expect the usual daily air shows with two night shows also scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday nights. The night air shows will be followed by the areas largest fireworks display. Aircraft exhibits, vendors and a variety of food choices on the airport grounds are also yearly favorites returning. One of the many programs this year will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force.

“At Oshkosh in 2022, we aim to showcase the memorable history of the Air Force, from its initial post-World War II era to the impressive personnel, aircraft, and technology of today,” said EAA’s vice president of communities and member programming, Rick Larsen.

The program will include fly-bys, static displays, and presentations throughout AirVenture week, including evening programs at EAA’s Theater in the Woods. 

AirVenture is open to the public with adult tickets costing $54 per day and Veteran/Active Military tickets costing $39 per day. Kids 18 and under are admitted free of charge.