EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 countdown begins!

As the months begin to pass quicker and quicker I can’t help but get excited for this years AirVenture in Oshkosh hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). AirVenture has been a popular event since it’s begining and ever since, it has grown as the single most cherished aviation event every year. In result, if you talk to just about any aviator from aorund the world it is likely that they have either gone to AirVenture, wanted to go, or at least has heard of it.

This year, I plan to go at the beginning of the week and spend about four days engulfing myself with all things aviation. Ever since my first trip to Oshkosh in 2010 I have been hooked since and can’t imagine not going each year from now on. I like to compare it to Disney World….. Except it’s better.

I recommend to any aviator that has the time and money to go to Oshkosh this year because I think it could perhaps be one of the best they will have in a long while.

Why? Well first, at AirVenture this year they will be celebrating 75 years of the beloved Piper Cub aircraft! They plan to make the field yellow with the classic look of all the cubs. For those who are not familiar, the Piper Cub is perhaps one of the most cherished aircraft in the aviation world today.

Secondly, in honor of the 40 years of Vans Aircraft and honoring Dick VanGrunsven, you can bet that there will be an added amount of the lovely (bias) RV aircraft at the airport.

Along with a tribute to EAA’s founders Paul and Audrey Poberenzy, tributes to the Doolittle Raiders and the Tuskegee Airmen, and Tora! Tora! Tora! this could easily go down in history as one of the single most special weeks of aviation to date.

For $27.00 ($41.00 for non-EAA member) for a day pass it is well worth it! Don’t quote me on this but I do believe a daily pass to Disney World is much more expensive ($90.53). So there you go, I hope you have enough incentive now to begin planning your trip to the epicenter for all things aviation… I know I do.

No pressure, but there are only 89 days left till OSHKOSH!

Until Next Time,

Pilot Ian