Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021
OSHKOSH, WIS. – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 will soon be here, July 26 – August 1, 2021, and EAA is welcoming its members back to Oshkosh for the weeklong event in a safe and efficient way. This year, EAA is offering an upgrade to greatly improve the member’s experience.
Safety has always been a top priority for EAA and Airbus, and this year it is more important than ever. That’s why EAA has proudly partnered with Airbus to offer “Express Arrival.” To make admission to AirVenture as safe and effortless as possible, when members register in advance and select Express Arrival, EAA will send their wristbands, parking, and Camp Scholler passes to them by mail.
This will reduce crowding at key entry points, support EAA’s safety efforts by promoting social distancing, and improve the efficiency of the overall entry process. With Express Arrival, members will be able to bypass the admission windows and head straight to the gates.
Camping in Camp Scholler? Members can get to their campsites without ever leaving their car. With Express Arrival, there’s no need to stop at camper registration or any of the admissions windows.*
Express Arrival, in partnership with Airbus, is exclusively available to U.S. members who have valid EAA memberships through at least July 31, 2021. Shipping is FREE of charge, but members must order their passes by June 15, 2021 to take advantage of Express Arrival.
If you are not yet a member, make sure you join now to take advantage of this members-only benefit. Don’t forget, EAA members also save on their admission purchases. Join before purchasing your tickets to participate in Express Arrival and receive the best discount on your AirVenture tickets (https://www.eaa.org).
Carry-in bags with Express Arrival admissions are still subject to security screening per safety protocol.
Heres What Else Is New For 2021
Each year, AirVenture brings visitors features and attractions that they can’t find anywhere else, and 2021 is no exception.
AirVenture will feature expanded warbird flying activities as its annual fly-in convention commemorates the 75th anniversary (plus one) since the end of World War II.
The aircraft and personnel of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) will be among the highlighted programs at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.
As always, some of the worlds top airshow performers have made commitments to perform.
The Orbis MD-10 jet aircraft will be part of a salute to humanitarian aviation.
This year AirVenture has numerous notable aircraft celebrating significant anniversaries and planning aircraft gatherings. If you own one of the following aircraft and are planning to attend, register today to participate in the activities: AirCam 25th (Plus One) Anniversary, Pitts Special 75th (Plus One) Anniversary, RV-7 20th Anniversary, RV-8 25th (Plus One) Anniversary, Skybolt 50th (Plus One) Anniversary, Sonerai 50th Anniversary, and Kolb 40th (Plus One) Anniversary.
Special attractions will include EAA’s Seaplane Base, nestled deep in the trees in a picturesque cove along the Lake Winnebago shore. Fill up your itinerary and sort through thousands of forums, workshops, special events, and much more. The EAA Member Center allows you to talk to EAA staff members, and explore EAA programs and member benefits. The FAA Aviation Safety Center features exhibits from 21 divisions and departments within the FAA and daily forums.
The Poberezny Legacy Tour this year is a must see! Take this unique opportunity to walk through the former grounds of EAA Founder Paul Poberezny and his wife, Audrey.
While some areas may look different at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, the feeling will be the same as members gather to celebrate flight.
AirVenture Grounds Upgrades
In an effort to improve traffic flow, some of the EAA parking lots have changed.
Free Youth Admission
Free admission for youth ages 18 and under is supported in part by The Boeing Company.