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VFR Arrival Paths - Runway 9

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 9 (straight-in entry)

  • Depart Fisk following the railroad tracks northeast

  • Join the Final Approach Course for Runway 9
  • Unless otherwise directed, passing Fisk "monitor tower" on frequency 118.5
  • Unless ATC advises otherwise, you may begin your descent for the airport upon passing overhead Fisk.
  • Be Alert! IFR aircraft may be inbound "Straight-In" and via the Left Downwind to Runway 9!
  • ATC may request that you land on a large White Dot painted on the runway. This allows for simultaneous arrivals and expedites the flow of traffic.
  • The White Dot is located 1,828' from the Runway 9 threshold. Remaining runway length from this point is 4,350'.

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  • You may also see Green and Orange Dots on the departure end of Runway 9. These are NOT to be used for Runway 9 arrivals.

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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 White 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 White 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 may occur no matter what runway you land on. The only difference will be the description of the touchdown point ("the numbers" or White Dot).

Stay alert for traffic ahead of you on final and also for any potential traffic that may be sequenced from the left (downwind or base) near the gravel pit.

If a "Go-Around" is needed, NOTIFY ATC immediately for resequencing instructions!


See the Exiting Runways section for details on what is to be expected of you once you have landed.

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