Packing and Planning for EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin [2022 Updated Guide]

Editor’s Note: This post was previously updated in 2019. It has now been completely revamped for the 2022 event.

Are you heading to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for a fun filled week of aviation, aviation, and more aviation? Our team has attended AirVenture for nearly 25 years, and we’ve seen it all. Whether you’re a first timer or just want to know what’s new for 2022, this guide will help you pack and prepare.

Keep reading to learn our tips, tricks, and suggestions for making the most of your show experience!

AirVenture 2022 Event Details

  • What: AirVenture Air Show
  • When: July 25-31, 2022
  • Where: EAA Aviation Center, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902

AirVenture 2022 Ticket Prices

Choose your AirVenture tickets for the day, the week, or Sunday only for the rates listed below.

Daily ticket rates

General admission daily ticket prices for this year are:

  • Adults (age 19+): $54
  • Youth (ages 18 and under): Free

Weekly ticket rates

General admission weekly ticket prices for this year are:

  • Adults (age 19+): $132*
  • Youth (ages 18 and under): Free

Sunday ticket rates

General admission Sunday-only ticket prices for this year are:

  • Adults (age 19+): $25
  • Youth (ages 18 and under): Free

*Pro Tip: Only EAA members qualify to buy weekly AirVenture passes. Each member can purchase up to two weekly or 14 single-day passes. If you aren’t a current member, join EAA through their online application. Membership is $48/year for individuals or $60 for a family sign-up.

AirVenture Ticket Discounts

EAA values its members, veterans, active military members, and multi-day AirVenture guests. To show appreciation, the following discounted Oshkosh tickets are available:

  • EAA member daily tickets: $39
  • Veteran/active military daily tickets: $39
  • EAA member and guest Sunday tickets: $19
  • Veteran/active military Sunday tickets: $19
  • Two consecutive day non-EAA member tickets: $84

Where to Get AirVenture Tickets

The fastest, easiest way to book your AirVenture Oshkosh tickets in advance is online. You’ll see what’s included with your chosen admission and you can easily bundle admission with extras like camping, parking, and flight experiences.

Pro Tip: Booking add-ons early doesn’t just save time; it can also save money. Check advance versus on-site pricing to take advantage of price breaks. For example, advance parking is $10 per day versus $15 per day on-site.

AirVenture Schedule 2022

The main events kick off on July 25th but arrive early and you can enjoy a showing of “Top Gun” at the fly-in theater at 8:30 pm on Saturday the 23rd. Three church service options are scheduled for the morning of Sunday the 24th followed by a showing of “The Big Lift” at the fly-in theater that night.

Once the official show starts, events include:

  • Daily air shows
  • Flight experiences
  • New Pilot Proficiency Center
  • Twilight Flight Fest
  • 2022 One Week Wonder
  • EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Runway 5k Run/Walk
  • EAA WomenVenture
  • Featured Aircraft Anniversaries
  • EAA GirlVenture
  • Aircraft Neighborhoods
  • RC Flying Field
  • 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force celebration
  • Young Eagles 30th Anniversary activities
  • Workshops & Forums
  • Veterans Events
  • Youth Education Center science lab aircraft model building

Pro Tip: Want a break from the hustle and bustle of EAA AirVenture®?  Visit the Seaplane Base. It’s a great scenic location to relax and unwind. A shuttle bus runs regularly from the main campus to the base for just $3 per round-trip. 

AirVenture App

With so much to do and see, the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh App is the very best way to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Stay on top of the full schedule of 700+ workshops and forums plus locate the 1,200+ exhibitors. You can even create and manage your personal AirVenture schedule all on your phone or tablet.

Log in and use your app to view:

  • Weather Alerts
  • Event Notifications
  • Custom Created Schedule
  • List of Exhibitors
  • Food Venues
  • Maps of Grounds, Exhibit Halls, and Workshop/Forum Locations

Camping at AirVenture

At AirVenture, camping can mean setting up your RV or tent at next-door Camp Scholler with basic sites or electric and water hookup upgrades. On the other hand, sleeping under the wing of your own plane in the aircraft camping area is easily the most memorable and rewarding AirVenture camping option.

Costs

General admission daily ticket prices for this year are:

  • Camp Scholler: $30 per day for basic (3 day minimum), $75 per day for electric & water
  • Aircraft Camping: $30 per day (3 day minimum)

Flying into AirVenture

If you’re gearing up to fly to Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), don’t leave home without the official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh NOTAM. This indispensable publication outlines all arrival and departure procedures, active radio frequencies, airport details and more. Read it well in advance of your flight and review again pre-flight.

AirVenture Packing List

In addition to our standard airshow packing list included in our SUN ‘n FUN guide, here are some bonus items that will make your days (and nights) at Oshkosh more enjoyable.

Aircraft Tie Down

Pilots will want to ensure their aircraft stays grounded until they are ready to depart for home. With a quality aircraft tie down system, you can go enjoy the show with confidence knowing your plane is secure.

Handheld Radio

If you’d like to really immerse yourself in the full airshow experience, a handheld radio is a great way to do so. Yaesu and Icom both offer handheld VHF transceivers.

Umbrella

Summers in Wisconsin are brutally hot. Umbrellas provide great protection from the unrelenting sun and the occasional shower.

Tip: If you’d like to get out of the heat for a while, check out the EAA® Aviation Museum. It’s air conditioned and has a wealth of amazing displays for your viewing pleasure.

AirVenture Prohibited Items

Finally, this guide would not be complete without mentioning what to leave at home (or in your off-site camper). EAA® has a detailed list of prohibited Items not allowed through the admission gate.

It’s your turn

Will we see you in Oshkosh? What tips do you have for first timers? Share your favorite AirVenture memories and suggestions in the comments below.

To learn more about EAA Airventure®, visit the official page: https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure

 

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2 comments

Ricky

Ricky

Are you allowed to bring snacks water or pop into EAA Oshkosh airshow?

Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris

I broke my leg and wondering if I can rent a motorized wheel chair /scooter

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