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About AirVenture

AirVenture A-Z

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Camper rental

Campfires/Aircraft parking area
Oshkosh Fire Department rules apply:

  • No open fires
  • No fires except cooking fires
  • No closer than midway between nose and tail of any aircraft
  • Use the charcoal disposal drums
The fire department's Fire Prevention Officer can issue changes at any time, depending on conditions.

Camping/aircraft
There are several major aircraft camping areas on the grounds:

  • North 40 general aircraft camping
  • Showplane camping (Vintage, Ultralight, Rotorcraft and Seaplane. NOTE: Seaplane camping is based on Lake Winnebago)
  • Homebuilt aircraft camping, located on the west end of Taxiway P-1 off Runway 18/36

At least one person in each camping unit must be an EAA member, but memberships available at aircraft camping registration areas.

Shower facilities, free public Wi-Fi, on-site transportation, portable toilets, and access to food and supplies are all available. Airplane camping guidelines enforced in all areas. All aircraft must be tied-down. No pre-registration is necessary and airplane campsites are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Aircraft camping status/availability is updated regularly.

NOTE: No overnight camping or sleeping is allowed in aircraft in the General Aviation Parking areas.

Camping/drive-in
Camp Scholler is conveniently located on the EAA Convention grounds. Individual campsites are available for tents and vehicles of all sizes (including large RVs). Three-night minimum.
 
Amenities include general store, convenient access to the Fly-In Theater and Theater in the Woods evening entertainment, free public Wi-Fi, an internet café, food services, shower facilities, portable toilets, RV pumping station, and portable pumping services (for an additional fee). Designated camping areas are also available for those with disabilities, 24-hour generator use, and those who bring pets. A limited number of sites with electric and water hookups are available (for an additional fee).
 
No pre-registration is needed for Camp Scholler (advance purchase camping is available). Sites are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, but plenty of sites are available. NOTE: At least one person in each camping unit must be an EAA member, memberships available at Camp Scholler entrance.

Camping/off-site
There are public and private campgrounds within a 50-mile radius that welcome EAA AirVenture attendees. These campgrounds have varying levels of rates and services.

Camping/Warbirds
Warbird Members only, located near North 40. For more information, call 920-426-4826 or email warbirds@eaa.org.

Celebration Way
The east/west taxiway (Taxiway P-2) between the Main Gate and Phillips 66 Plaza.

Chapters and Young Eagles Pavilion
EAA Chapter information can be found at the Chapters and Young Eagles Pavilion, located at the corner of Knapp Street Road and Celebration Way across from the EAA Welcome Center.

Children's Activities
There are several areas and activities designated for young people at AirVenture, including:

  • KidVenture: Designed for school-age young people, KidVenture is located at Pioneer Airport, directly behind the EAA AirVenture Museum. Admission is included with all AirVenture admissions.

Churches
More information is available from the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitoshkosh.com or visit them on the AirVenture grounds just inside the Main Gate. Denominational and non-denominational worship services are also held on the AirVenture grounds during the convention.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Camp
Civil Air Patrol members supply valuable volunteer assistance during AirVenture. Their camp is located along Knapp Street Road, just west of the Warbirds area.

Compass Hill
Compass Hill is located near Pioneer Airport, behind the EAA AirVenture Museum. It was designed to celebrate EAA's worldwide family and the values of quality, innovation, plus the freedom of personal flight.

Compass Hill features a full-size, four-figure bronze sculpture that depicts a family on an aviation outing. Benches on the summit accompany these figures, and serve as resting places from which to view the spectacular scenery, including Pioneer Airport and the beautiful EAA grounds. During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, this spot has an excellent view to watch arriving and departing planes and to catch a glimpse of the air show. Access available via Museum shuttle bus.

Control Tower
The FAA air traffic control tower is located at the corner of Waukau Avenue and Knapp Street Road, next to the FAA building. Federal policy prohibits tower tours or visitors.

Coolers
Allowed up to 12 x 18 inches. Campers with permits may have larger coolers in their campsite area only. Subject to search upon entry to grounds.

Craft Tent
Located between forums area and north aircraft exhibit area. Full schedule of craft activities and classes throughout week, including crafts for children. Schedule available at the craft tent.

FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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