Air Traffic Control
VFR Arrival Paths - Runway 36L / 36R
The following routes have been developed for
AirVenture to enable pilots to more easily navigate from Fisk to their
assigned landing runway. The current active arrival runway(s) will be
included on the AirVenture arrival ATIS on frequency 125.9 and via
telephone at 866-493-5553.
Understanding Air Traffic Control at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
VFR Arrival Paths: Runway
9 | Runway 27 | Runways
18L / 18R | Runways 36L / 36R
Runway 36L / 36R (left base leg)
- Depart Fisk following Fisk Avenue
- Be Alert! There may be Ultralight aircraft operating in the Ultralight pattern
located at the southwest corner of the airport (at or below 1,100' msl)!
- Be Alert! High performance aircraft
may be arriving via the "Right Base" or
"Straight-In" on the Final Approach Course.
- ATC may request that you land on a
large Purple Dot or Yellow Dot painted on the
runway. This allows for simultaneously arrivals and expedites the flow
- If a "Go-Around" is needed,
NOTIFY ATC immediately for resequencing instructions.
The controller will still instruct you to
land "on the numbers" or on one of two colored dots.
One is Purple and the other Yellow.
The dots are located 1500' apart. They are
used to help us properly apply our reduced separation waiver for Category
I and II aircraft. The Purple Dot is located approximately
1,800' from the Runway 36L threshold. Remaining runway length from this
point is 4,750'.
The Yellow Dot is located
1,500' from the Purple Dot. Remaining runway length from this
point is 3,200'. You may also see a Pink Dot or a Blue
Dot further down runway towards the departure end of Runway 36L. Do
not use the either the Pink Dot or the"Blue Dot
when arriving Runway 36L.
If you are assigned Runway 36R, expect to be
asked to land long and then taxi straight ahead to the end of the runway.
From the end of the runway, EAA flaggers will direct you to parking. Do
not exit into the grass. Do not exit onto a taxiway unless instructed
to by the controller.
If you must exit onto a paved taxiway, hold short
of Runway 36L! The tower controller or a controller on the ground (in
pink shirt) will advise you when you can cross Runway 36L.
CHANGE OF PLANS
Be prepared! The control
instructions may change from what you were initially told. For instance
you may have been instructed to "land on the numbers". This
would have been issued if there was another aircraft ahead of you landing
at the Purple Dot, however by the time you reach the runway…
The other aircraft has exited the runway,
therefore the controller may now instruct you to "land on the Purple
Dot" which will allow for another aircraft to land behind you (on the
numbers) and still provide for allowable runway separation.
These "last minute" adjustments
will probably occur no matter what runway you land on. The only difference
will be the description of the touchdown point ("the numbers" or
Stay alert for traffic ahead of you on
final and also for any potential traffic that may be sequenced from the
"Go-Around" is needed, NOTIFY ATC immediately for resequencing
See the Exiting
Runways section for details on what is to be expected of you
once you have landed.