EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (May 7, 2008) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association's 56th annual fly-in, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The NOTAM, which is in effect July 25-August 3, 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. There are some noteworthy changes compared to the 2007 version. Those changes include new landing "dots" on the north-south Runway 18/36; Milwaukee Approach handling the airspace above Oshkosh, and additional active Volk Field Military Operations Areas (MOAs) in western Wisconsin.
A high influx of VFR arrivals is expected to begin at Oshkosh on Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26. 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.
The on-line Adobe Acrobat (pdf) version of the NOTAM is available in the "Plan For It/Pilot Information" area of the EAA AirVenture website (www.airventure.org).
A free copy of the 28-page printed NOTAM is available by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322 or through the EAA AirVenture website. Additional hints and tips for pilots arriving at and departing from EAA AirVenture 2008 will also be available online at www.airventure.org/atc.
This year's NOTAM cover features a "changing of the guard," with a photo of the landmark Wittman Regional Airport control tower in service since the 1960s, as well as an artist's rendering of the new control tower that is currently in the final stages of construction.
EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket purchase, is available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive 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.