OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Aviation enthusiasts have started the trek to Oshkosh for the EAA AirVenture 2017, and we have everything you need to know for this year's event.
More than 500,000 people from 80 different countries are expected to attend EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh from July 24-30.
Some highlights of this year's event include:
- Commercial space company Blue Origin and its historic New Shepard rocket and astronaut crew capsule
- U.S. Navy Blue Angels first full team performance at EAA AirVenture on July 28 and 29
- B-2 Spirit, B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress Composite Flyover on July 29
- Full-scale Bücker Jungmann replica (first flown in August of 2016 after a monumental 12-year build)
- B-29 Boeing Superfortress
- Old Glory Honor Flight departure on July 28
For a full schedule of events, visit the EAA website here.
Daily tickets costs $33 for adults and $22 for students. Children 5 and under are free. A weekly pass costs $123 for adults. There is also a 2-day special option for $80. A full list of ticket prices can be found here.
Camping is also available still for AirVenture, however a three-day minimum is required and at least one person in your group must be an EAA member. For more on camping options, click here.
An important reminder for those traveling to Oshkosh: construction projects on I-41 and 441 will continue the week of AirVenture. For more information on those projects, visit the DOT's website.
Peak travel times on the roads will be after the air shows and fireworks, according to the DOT. Friday should see the biggest back-ups, with a mixture of event, recreational and commuter traffic.
The DOT reminds anyone attending to allow an extra 30 minutes to an hour to get to Wittman Field and to go home.