Flight Planning To Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The 62nd annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will be held July 27-August 3, 2014 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. A NOTAM, which is in effect July 25-August 4, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports. It was designed by FAA, in partnership with EAA, to assist pilots in their AirVenture flight planning. While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to the 2013 version and updates on many of the NOTAM’s 32 pages.

Some of those changes include:

· Fond du Lac ATIS changed to 121.1

· Expected Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) for Wittman Regional Airport on August 1-3

· Closed runway 4/22 at Wittman Regional Airport is now 5/23

· Air show waiver times changed on Sunday, August 3

A high influx of VFR arrivals is expected to begin at Oshkosh on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27. Besides following the published arrival and departure procedures in the AirVenture NOTAM, pilots should maintain high vigilance in watching for other aircraft.

Pilots are expected to have a copy of the NOTAM available for in-flight reference, and may download a PDF version of the NOTAM or request a free printed copy by visiting www.airventure.org/notam.

Pilots may also request a free copy of the printed NOTAM by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322.

Additional hints and tips for pilots arriving at and departing from EAA AirVenture 2014 are also available online at www.airventure.org/atc.

This year’s NOTAM cover features a photo of Van’s RV aircraft on the runways of Wittman Regional Airport.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive the lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.

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