Event Spotlight: EAA AirVenture

Event Spotlight EEA Airventure

No matter if Experience the largest annual gathering of aircraft and aviation enthusiasts at EAA Airventure Oshkosh, The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. This group of more than 200,000 pilots and plane enthusiasts are hosting their 50th annual fly-in convention from July 22-28 at the EAA Aviation Museum.

With a week full of air shows, concerts, movies, demonstrations, workshops, flight experiences, and meet-and-greets, you probably won’t get much sleep.

Must See Events

There is so much to see and do, with several events overlapping, so here are some must-see events that are really going to steal the show.

Opening Concert: This year’s opening night concert features The Fray and Animal Years who are sure to get the party going and set off this convention on Monday, July 22nd. 

Meet an Astronaut: Michael Collins and Joe Engle who worked on the Apollo 11 mission are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the mission that placed the first men on the moon. Michael Collins was a command module pilot for Apollo 11 and is one of the 24 people to have flown to the moon. Collins and Engle will be hosting a program on Friday, July 26th highlighting the millions of man-hours and hundreds of people that made the first moon landing possible.

See Burt Rutan’s Airplanes: Burt Rutan is an aerospace engineer who has designed some of the most innovative and energy efficient aviation designs known to mankind. His aircraft will be on special display throughout the week and Rutan himself will be participating in several forums and presentations throughout the week.

Twilight Flight Fest: Drones aren’t the only thing taking to the sky at night. Be on the lookout for people falling from the sky with the Patriot Parachute Team and Red Bull Air Force Skydivers. This nightly event is sure to amaze onlookers and thrill crowds.

Honestly, every event throughout this entire celebration should be on the list and we could go on forever talking about every awesome workshop, classic movie, and flight demonstration but it may be best to head over to their Schedule of Events and start planning your itinerary.

Tickets

You can purchase 1-day, 2-day, or whole week passes to this event through their website. EAA members receive a special discounted rate, but the non-member tickets are still very affordable especially for everything you get to experience. Oshkosh Residents also get free entry on Monday the 22nd! Make sure to get there by 2:30 to check out Monday’s Airshow before heading over to the opening concert.

Accommodations

The Brayton Bed & Breakfast is located in downtown Oshkosh, placing you in the middle of shopping and dining while making you feel at home and rested in our boutique B&B. We provide you with a home-cooked, delicious breakfast each morning at 8:30 but if you would like to be up and out the door earlier than that we offer a breakfast to-go with a muffin, juice, and coffee all wrapped up and ready to hit the road. After a long day of mingling, learning, and exploring, you can retreat to our inviting and elegant rooms with some fresh decadent desserts made in house daily. Waiting by the front door might be a jar full of ooey gooey chocolate chunk cookies, fudge brownies or our famous tiramisu cupcakes ready for you! The only thing we don’t have is aircraft parking at the hotel!

Flying in to Oshkosh this Summer? Book a stay at the Brayton Bed & Breakfast, where modern luxury meets historic style.