EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015
    General Information for Warbirds

    Pilot Notes – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015
    Warbird pilots attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 are encouraged to review the following details.  Topics such as lodging, AirVenture NOTAM, schedules, flying in the air show, judging, fueling, and other critical information are covered below.  Watch www.warbirds-eaa.org for updates.

    Where to Stay During EAA AirVenture 2015
    Members, pilots, volunteers, and attendees at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 have numerous other choices regarding where to stay during their visit.  Hotels, dorms, camping, and private home rentals are the most popular.
    **As of March 19, 2015, all improved Warbirds camper sites are full.  Warbirds tent camping is still available. Please make plans for camping in Camp Scholler if you have a RV, motor home, trailer, or pop-up camper.
    Visit:   www.eaa.org/en/airventure/plan-your-eaa-airventure-trip for alternative camping and lodging options.

    Where to Rent a Car:  Hertz (on Airport) 920-237-1317, Budget (on Airport) 920-235-5900, or
    Enterprise 920-236-6777

    2015 EAA AirVenture NOTAM
    The official EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) will be available for download at www.airventure.org. or by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322 as the event draws nearer. The easy-to-print PDF document contains the Special Flight Procedures in effect for Wittman Regional Airport and alternate airports. If you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh, the EAA AirVenture NOTAM is required reading and an important part of your preflight preparation. The NOTAM outlines all arrival/departure procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport details, and much more. Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years, there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency and convenience.
    As you plan your trip you should be thoroughly familiar with the NOTAM procedures for your aircraft type and your primary and alternate airports. Pilots are expected to have a copy of this NOTAM available for in-flight reference.

    The following schedule may be subject to minor updates. Check for revisions upon arrival.



    WARBIRDS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – AIR VENTURE 2015 (tentative)

    DATE

    TIME

    ACTIVITY

    LOCATION

    Sat. July 18

    1200

    Warbirds Registration Opens

    Warbird Registration Building

    Sun. July 19

    1800

    Warbirds Members Picnic

    Nature Center Pavilion

    Mon. July 20

    0800

    Flag Raising Ceremony

    Warbirds Living History Encampment

    TBD

    Daily Air Show

    Along the Flightline

    1800

    USSIC Picnic

    Warbirds Pavilion

     

     

    Tue. July 21

    0800

    Flag Raising Ceremony

    Warbirds Living History Encampment

    1030

    Pilot Briefing “Flying at OSH for the First Time*

    Briefing Building

    1230

    Air Show Pilot Briefing

    Briefing Building

    TBD

    Daily Air Show

    Along the Flightline

    1800

    Steak Night

    Warbirds Pavilion (ticket required)

    2000

    Movie Night

    Warbirds Living History Encampment

     

    Wed. July22

    0800

    Flag Raising Ceremony

    Warbirds Living History Encampment

    0800

    Warbirds Safety Briefing Red Star

    Briefing Building

    1000

    Warbirds Safety Briefing Jet Warbirds

    Briefing Building

    1230

    Air Show Pilot Briefing

    Briefing Building

    TBD

    Daily Air Show

    Along the Flightline

    1800

    EAA Warbirds of America Annual Meeting

    Warbirds Briefing Building

     

    Thu. July 23

    0700

    FAST Board Meeting

    Briefing Building

    0800

    FAST Check Pilot Meeting

    Briefing Building

    0800

    Flag Raising Ceremony

    Warbirds Living History Encampment

    0900

    Warbirds Safety Briefing T-6

    Briefing Building

    0900

    Warbirds Safety Briefing O-2

    Warbird Conference Room

    1030

    Warbirds Safety Briefing Fighters

    Briefing Building

    1030

    Warbirds Safety Briefing L-Birds

    Warbird Conference Room

    1230

    Air Show Pilot Briefing

    Briefing Building

    1300

    Warbirds Safety Briefing T-34

    Hilton Garden Inn

    1400

    Warbirds Safety Briefing Bombers/Transports

    Briefing Building

    1400

    Warbirds Safety Briefing T-28

    Warbird Conference Room

    TBD

    Daily Air Show

    Along the Flightline

    1800

    DAV Picnic

    Briefing Building (Ticket Required

    2030

    USO Show

    Warbirds Living History Encampment

     

    Fri. July 24

    0800

    Flag Raising Ceremony

    Warbirds Living History Encampment

    0900-1500

    Veterans Cap Give-Away

    Warbirds Volunteer Building

    0900

    Warbirds Safety Briefing Flying Safety T-6 Focus**

    Briefing Building

    1030

    Pilot Briefing First Time Flying at OSH*

    Briefing Building

    1230

    Air Show Pilot Briefing

    Briefing Building

    1300

    Assembly for Veterans Parade

    South end of Warbird Alley

    1330

    Veterans Parade Begins

    South end of Warbird Alley, concludes at The Plaza

    TBD

    Daily Air Show

    Along the Flightline

    TBD

    Old Glory Honor Flight Return & Welcome Program

    The Plaza

    TBD

    EAA Warbirds & DAV Pre-Concert Program

    The Plaza

    TBD

    Concert

    The Plaza

     

    Sat. July 25

    0800

    Flag Raising Ceremony

    Warbirds Living History Encampment

    1230

    Air Show Pilot Briefing

    Briefing Building

    TBD

    Daily Air Show

    Along the Flightline

    1800

    Warbirds Awards Banquet

    Eagle Hangar

     

     

     

     

    Sun. July 26

    0800

    Flag Raising Ceremony

    Warbirds Living History Encampment

    TBD

    Warbirds Pilot Briefing

    Briefing Building

    TBD

    Daily Air Show

    Along the Flightline

    NOTES:
    *MANDATORY FOR FIRST TIME PILOTS IN AIR SHOW.  DON’T ATTEND = DON’T FLY SHOW.
    **GENERAL FLYING SAFETY BRIEFING.  ALL WARBIRD PILOTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

    The following schedule may be subject to minor updates. Check for revisions upon arrival.


    2015 WARBIRD SAFETY SEMINAR SCHEDULE
    (Briefings by time and date)   

    DAY/Date

    Time

    Briefing

    Location

    Leader

    The following schedule will be filled in shortly. Check for revisions upon arrival.

    2015 Warbirds in Review Schedule 

     

    Date

    Time

    Aircraft

    Featuring

    Owner

    Book

    Mon. July 20

    10:00

           

    1:00

           

    Tues. July 21

    10:00

           

    1:00

           

    Wed. July 22

    10:00

           

    1:00

           

    Thurs. July 23

    10:00

           

    1:00

           

    Fri. July 24

    10:00

           

    1:00

           

    Sat. July 25

    10:00

           

    1:00

           

     

     

    At 9:30 & 12:30 (30 minutes prior to each Warbirds in Review program) the Warbirds Living History Group will showcase their authentic uniforms and flight gear.

     

    At 9:45 & 12:45 (15 minutes prior to each Warbirds in Review program) 1940’s style singer Theresa Eamon, Will be signing popular 1940’s style songs.

     

     

    Aircraft Judging
    We encourage all pilot/owners to consider having their warbird aircraft judged during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. Pre-registration is not necessary - simply report to the Warbirds Registration Building upon arrival to sign up.

    After you complete the main aircraft registration process, proceed directly to the judging registration window to register for judging and to select a time slot. The judging will begin Monday, July 20th and end at noon on Thursday, July 23rd. The time slots will be three-hour periods from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon or from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, except for Thursday, when only the morning slot will be available starting at 8:30 AM. If you do not register for judging and make a time slot reservation, the aircraft will not be judged.
    The aircraft judging process is divided into eight different categories, adding up to a total of 100 possible points for the "perfect airplane." Each type of aircraft will then be given several extra points called "difficulty points" based on the aircraft’s complexity and difficulty in restoration.
    The judging categories will then be broken down as listed below:


    CATEGORY

    POINTS

    Authenticity

    20

    General Appearance

    15

    Fuselage

    12

    Cockpit

    12

    Gear and Wheel Wells

    10

    Wings and Tail Surfaces

    11

    Engine and Accessory Section

    10

    Depth of Restoration

    10

    TOTAL

    100+Difficulty Points=FINAL SCORE

    Important Information for Warbird Air Show Pilots:
    Fuel reimbursement and smoke oil will be provided for pilots flying in the daily air shows, however, be sure that you possess at least a commercial airman’s certificate with a current 2nd class medical. Acceptance of fuel reimbursement or smoke oil without those certificates could lead to FAA enforcement. If you do not have these certificates, you may still fly in the air shows, but you may not be reimbursed for your fuel or smoke oil.
    In order to fly in any of the daily air shows, participants must provide copies of:
    * Current pilot certificate
    * Current medical certificate
    * Copy of insurance certificate, which states inclusion of fly-by coverage
    * Date of last BFR

    Please forward the documents well in advance to: EAA Warbirds of America, Warbird Pilot Documents, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086; fax 920/426/6579; e-mail warbirds@eaa.org.
    In order to fly in the daily air shows, participants are required to attend the Warbird forum entitled "Flying at Oshkosh for the First Time" if they have never flown here before. This forum may also be a good refresher for veteran Oshkosh pilots.
    To fly in formation, we also require pilots to be formation qualified through the FAST program or the Joint Liaison Formation program. Note that not all aircraft types will fly formation.
    Having met these requirements, a pilot needs to attend the briefing, held in the Warbird Briefing Building, on the day(s) he/she wishes to participate. There are time limits and possibly specific themes for each day, so not all aircraft and types may fly every day. During the briefing, pilots will be instructed as to the numbers of specific aircraft types required for that day, flight patterns, etc.
    All air show briefings are held in the Warbirds Briefing Building (large building with the porch). The schedule of briefings will be posted outside the Warbird Headquarters, Registration, and Briefing Buildings.

    Warbird Helicopter Operations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015
    Pilots of warbird-type helicopters must follow the Transient Helicopter VFR Arrival/Departure Procedures as printed in the 2015 AirVenture NOTAM. 

    Foreign Visitors
    Foreign visitors/members flying to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh from any country must apply for and receive a TSA waiver. Print out the waiver form from the TSA General Aviation web site http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/tsnm/general_aviation/airspace_waivers.shtm, click on “forms” then go down the page to the international waiver form. It must be completed and faxed to TSA no later than 10 days prior to your flight. Fax it to the phone number on the form, at least 14 days before you need the waiver.

    Canadian Pilots
    Canadian pilots flying Canadian registered experimental amateur-built aircraft, or basic or advanced ultralight airplanes must obtain an FAA Special Flight Authorization (SFA) to operate in the United States.
    •The SFA may be obtained from the FAA web site. http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/ultralights/sfa/
    •The SFA must be carried on board the aircraft when operating in the United States, and constitutes valid FAA authorization to operate in the United States airspace provided the operator of these specific aircraft complies with the operating limitations that are part of the SFA.
    •Canadian pilots flying experimental Warbirds are required to contact the FAA Milwaukee Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) to apply for an SFA for their flight to/from Oshkosh.
    •Questions concerning this SFA should be addressed to: FAA Milwaukee FSDO,
    414-486-2920, 414-486-2922 fax; EAA Aviation Services, 920-426-4821; or Transport Canada, Recreational Aviation, 613-990-1022.
     
    •Canadian pilots flying aircraft issued a Canadian “Flight Permit-Owner Maintenance” are prohibited by the FAA from flying in the U.S.
     
    Aircraft Fueling Notes

    Fuel will be provided to those flying in the daily air shows, provided the PIC possesses a valid Commercial Certificate and a current Second Class Medical. Air show fuel usage will be recorded for each participating aircraft daily and a reimbursement check for that fuel will be mailed to air show participants after AirVenture.

    AirVenture 2015 Fuel Service Information
    Pre-register your aircraft for fueling services at Oshkosh during EAA Airventure 2013. Visit the Basler Flight Service website at http://www.baslerflightservice.com/eaa/warbirds.html.  Please see below for contact information.
    Basler Flight Service
    (920) 236-7827
    email: bfs@baslerflightservices.com

    Parachute Packing
    A certified parachute packer will again be on hand in the Warbirds Briefing Building to repack parachutes this year. If your chute is in need of a repack, this is an ideal time and place to have it done.

    Aircraft and Projects For Sale
    Owners of warbird aircraft, projects and parts that are being offered for sale may again purchase numbered placards (for the aircraft) and corresponding data sheets (for the bulletin board) at Warbird Headquarters upon your arrival. We also encourage you to attach a small photo of the aircraft to the data sheet. Also available are data sheets for project and parts. These cards will be posted on the west side of the Volunteer Food Service facility (line shack) so that all description cards are centrally located. The “For Sale” placards/data sheets are $10.00 per airplane and $5.00 per project.

    EAA Warbird Merchandise
    While at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, plan to visit the Warbirds Merchandise Sales, located next to our Headquarters office. Wearing official EAA Warbird apparel is one of the best ways to identify members and warbird enthusiasts at air shows and fly-ins around the country. There will be new and interesting merchandise this year, as well as great bargains on discontinued items. As always, shop early for the best selection!  Visit our store online at http://www.shopeaa.net/warbirds.aspx

     

 

   

     
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