The annual EAA AirVenture event at Oshkosh, Wisconsin remains the largest aviation celebration in the world. STEPHEN BRIDGEWATER reports from his latest pilgrimage to ‘Aviation mecca’.
Over the last five decades the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture event at Oshkosh, Wisconsin has gained a reputation as the largest, friendliest and most diverse aviation event in the world.
I first attended the event in 2003 and this year was my tenth visit to this ‘mecca’ of aviation. It’s difficult to explain to somebody who has never been, but AirVenture is part airshow, part tradeshow and part festival.
People visit from across the globe to meet old friends, make new ones and soak up the atmosphere. In fact, AirVenture is often likened to Brigadoon – for it is a mysterious town that appears for only one week of the year…