EAA 2017 takes off in Oshkosh

The world's largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts officially begins monday - EAA AirVenture.

The signature event of the summer brings more than $100 million dollars to the area.

This year's AirVenture will feature the Blue Angels performing, a re-enactment of the Doolittle Raid on it's 75th anniversary, and a reunion of Apollo astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin.

There is plenty for the hundreds of thousand of visitors to do and see on the grounds. That includes classes on how to build planes along with daily craft activities.

And of course you can check out thousands and thousands of different planes parked on the grounds.

With Navy Week happening at the same time, there will also be Navy booths at AirVenture

  • Navy History and Heritage at EAA AirVenture
    • Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Where: EAA AirVenture, 3000 Poberenzy Road, Oshkosh, WI, 54902 (map)
    • Visual: Navy History and Heritage will be in the EAA Museum every day, all week to serve as a resource for those who want to learn more about the Navy’s history.

 

  • Navy Virtual Reality Experience at EAA AirVenture
    • Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Where: EAA AirVenture, 3000 Poberenzy Road, Oshkosh, WI, 54902 (map)
    • Visual: The Navy Virtual Reality Experience will be center stage at EAA’s AirVenture with a STEM Robot. Participants can wear Oculus Rift headsets and SubPac vests to be a part of a high-speed water rescue and SEAL team extraction.

There will also be an opening-night concert with the Barenaked Ladies performing.

For more of AirVenture's schedule, head to their website


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