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EAA AirVenture 2008 Coming July 28 - Aug. 3, 2008
The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration brings together entire flight community
There is just one event that embodies all the spirit, enthusiasm and innovation within aviation. Preparations for that event, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration - are under way once again as EAA's 56th annual fly-in convention will be held at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on July 28-August 3, 2008.

Each year, more than 10,000 airplanes migrate to the Oshkosh area to participate in the event. Whether these aviation enthusiasts fly their own airplanes and camp along the flight line, or pitch a tent in the adjacent Camp Scholler, or find their own accommodations in area hotels, dormitories or private housing, they come to AirVenture to share the pure joy and excitement of flight unmatched anywhere in the world.

"At EAA AirVenture, we often see and hear about the big events, such as the one-of-a-kind aircraft or the new innovations in flying," said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. "But more important, in one week this is where the whole, true spirit of aviation comes together to celebrate the world of flight. That means the heritage, the pride and the vision of aviation. Each person who attends has an individual flying story. Oshkosh is the one place where all those stories come together to create a celebration that is unmatched anywhere around the world."

In 2007, EAA AirVenture included more than 2,600 showplanes, 780 exhibitors, and nearly 1,000 forums and seminars. It also featured the introduction of dozens of new aviation products, including several new aircraft. Oshkosh is also a one-of-a-kind locale for government aviation officials to meet and hear their constituents, whose input at Oshkosh helps shape national aviation policy.

Just like EAA AirVenture, the event's website, www.airventure.org, will continue to grow as the excitement for the 2008 fly-in builds. Over the next nine months, look for added features to the already extensive video and audio presentations and interactive sections. The website also includes essential updates such as admission rates, housing, forum presenters, special attractions, and more that will help make AirVenture 2008 an unforgettable visitor experience.

"EAA AirVenture is one of aviation's most important events for business, government and education," Poberezny said. "What makes this event unique, however, is the fact that it is also aviation's annual family reunion. If you're asked to explain what EAA AirVenture is, there's only one good answer - 'You've gotta be there!'"

The schedule of events and confirmed lineup of aircraft will be announced as those items are finalized. EAA members enjoy the lowest AirVenture admission rates for themselves, their families and their guests, as well as access to camping in aircraft areas and in Camp Scholler adjacent to the flight line.


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