You Are Not Alone in Your Love of Aviation
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Have you ever heard of an event called AirVenture? It is sponsored by the U.S.-based Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and is held every summer in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It draws enormous numbers of aviation buffs, pilots and industry businesses. The numbers are staggering: This year attendance at the event topped 560,000 visitors. Other numbers included more than 10,000 aircraft that flew in to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and nearby fields -- 2,647 showplanes (985 homebuilts, 1,014 vintage airplanes, 365 warbirds, 136 ultralights, 117 seaplanes and 30 rotorcraft).
This exciting show -- one everyone with a passion for aviation should try to attend at least once in his life -- also drew 784 commercial exhibitors (all showing equipment, accessories and related items for aircraft) and 38,000 campers, some camping under the wings of the aircraft they flew in to Oshkosh.
And to report on this massive annual event around the world, there were 887 media representatives at the show, coming from six continents.
If you are interested in aviation as a career -- or are now in flight training (or want to be) -- this show once again shows the strength of the worldwide interest and passion for aviation. Phoenix East Aviation can tell you more about what it takes to be one of these pilots.
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