The AirVenture Live Web portal was the key intersection for many who could not attend the convention. News, videos, photos, and archives of the daily AirVenture edition of e-Hotline and AirVenture Today were all available in one place. Yet the truly active area of AirVenture Live was the live webcams, EAA Radio, and LiveATC.net.
Online Community Delivers AirVenture Live Worldwide
AirVenture 2011 found EAA staff, volunteers, members, and visitors sharing their experiences online to an unprecedented degree. In addition to hundreds of new posts on our brand new EAA Forums and more than 187,000 views of our live webcams, the world of social media really brought the event to life for participants around the world. Here are a few numbers we've seen so far:
People tweeted about #OSH11 4,783 times.
As of this writing, users have uploaded more than 50 related videos to YouTube, and more than 2,500 photos to Flickr.
We posted 837 pictures (and counting!) to the AirVenture Facebook page during the event. As of closing day, these photos, along with supplemental news updates, had garnered more than 3.2 million views.
Revisit the online AirVenture 2011 experience and see for yourself:
Air Show Cam Debuts at AirVenture
In our third year of offering live virtual views of AirVenture we moved the cameras a bit and offered a new live look into the air show with the Air Show Cam. Thanks to Web Streaming Volunteer Chairman Paul Hayden, Co-Chairman Todd Ritzman, and air show cameraman Tim Kramer for bringing AirVenture to all the members who could not make the trip. More than 6,100 EAA members watched the live cameras from 47 countries including Canada, the UK, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Italy, Iceland, Namibia, Belize, and Peru. If you have suggestions for next year's runway cams, join the discussion in our EAA forums.
EAA Radio: The Voice of AirVenture
In its 16th year EAA Radio's 45 volunteers were very busy through the eight days of live AirVenture programming. Every year EAA Radio hosts talked to scores of people live in "The Studio in the Sky" at the Bill Fobes Broadcast Center along the flightline. More than 160 interviews were recorded. Broadcast locally on 93.3 FM and on the Internet, EAA Radio was everywhere, from live daily programming from the Welcome Center to remote broadcasts from the various aircraft areas. Look for our complete AirVenture archive to be posted in the coming weeks, but for now the folks at EAA Radio have assembled 10 notable interviews from AirVenture 2011. Hear this year's notable interviews | Who's appeared on EAA Radio
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