EAA AirVenture 2018: A RecapJohn Morris
Violent summer thunderstorms and heavy rain across the Midwest disrupted early arrivals for this year’s AirVenture. So we take a brief look at some of the highlights from 2018, when the show’s attendance topped 601,000 visitors. More than 10,000 aircraft flew to Oshkosh and surrounding airports; Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh alone logged 19,588 aircraft operations in the 11-day period from July 20-30.
The 2018 show attracted 867 commercial exhibitors, and the event generates $170 million in business for the surrounding area according to an economic impact study by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
This year’s show, the 50th at Oshkosh, promises to be just as intense.