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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 5, 2019) — Stay organized, entertained, and informed during AirVenture’s 50th year in Oshkosh with the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 App, available free for all smart phone and tablet devices. With over 10,000 aircraft and more than 600,000 people attending, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will once again transform Wittman Regional Airport into the world’s busiest airport from July 22-28.
The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 app, presented by BendixKing, has every detail at AirVenture covered, from planning a visit, to transportation, and a complete collection of onsite features, vendors, and accommodations – it’s everything an attendee needs to know about the show in the palm of their hand.
“The personal schedule feature allows users to ‘favorite’ airshows, speakers and other exhibitions which will then be aggregated in the user’s personal schedule on the app,” said Dave Chaimson, EAA’s vice president of marketing and business development. “With the seemingly endless amount of things to do and see at AirVenture, the app is a great resource to help people stay organized during AirVenture.”
With a full schedule detailing the airshows, exhibitor locations and interactive maps, each user will have the very best AirVenture experience possible. With other features like shuttle routes and ‘pin your parking’, the app will assist guests in making the most of their day at AirVenture.
The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 app offers up-to-date news notifications for weather, activities and schedule changes and is available for iPhone and Android.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
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.eaa.org/airventure. 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. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAA.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW TEXT MESSAGE SYSTEM ADDS INFORMATION TO EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH NOTAM ARRIVAL PROCEDURE
Text OSHARRIVAL to 64600 to receive arrival status updates
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 28, 2019) — A new text message system will add further information for pilots as they prepare their arrivals at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, using the FAA Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) procedures. The text message availability is one of several enhancements to the NOTAM process for AirVenture, the 67th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention on July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
By texting OSHARRIVAL to 64600, pilots can receive the latest status updates for AirVenture arrivals and plan accordingly, whether that means continuing to Oshkosh or perhaps temporarily stopping at an outlying airport if traffic levels are very high.
“We used pilot feedback to create recommendations to the FAA for enhancing the NOTAM and arrival processes,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety. “It is every pilot’s responsibility to read and understand the current Oshkosh NOTAM before they fly to AirVenture, but the text message system adds a level of up-to-the-minute complementary information that was not available previously.”
The NOTAM, which is in effect from 6 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 19, until noon CDT on July 29, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports. The NOTAM was designed by the FAA to assist pilots in their EAA AirVenture flight planning. Some of the 2019 changes include:
- New procedures for aircraft diversion to Fond du Lac (KFLD) in the event of airport closure at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH)
- Removal of restriction on transponder use
- IFR routing changes
Other changes are part of the updated Oshkosh arrival “best practices,” such as procedures to limit the impact of VFR mass arrivals and ATC utilization of a ground stop/delay system out to 150 miles.
The new OSHARRIVAL text message system is in addition to two long-standing AirVenture text message systems: OSHALERT (AirVenture site weather and other updates) and OSHFUN (AirVenture feature and highlights). Each of the three text message systems can be obtained by texting the specific term to 64600.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
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.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAA.