EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016
General Information for Warbirds

Pilot Notes – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016
Warbird pilots attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 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  and www.facebook.com/EAAWarbirds/ for updates.

Where to Stay During EAA AirVenture 2016
Members, pilots, volunteers, and attendees at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 have numerous other choices regarding where to stay during their visit.  Hotels, dorms, camping, and private home rentals are the most popular. 
Visit: http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/plan-your-eaa-airventure-trip  for alternative camping and lodging options.

Warbirds Camping for Pilots – 2016

Pilots who bring a warbird-type aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, can call ahead to pre-register for an improved campsite (with water & electric service) on Monday, February 15th at 09:00 central time.  Phone:  (920) 426-4826 and leave a message with your name, Warbirds membership number, and phone number.  Calls will be returned in the order they are received.  Calls before 09:00 central February 15th will not be considered.
Please leave only one phone message.  Space is limited, so be sure to call on February 15th. 


Where to Rent a Car:  Hertz (on Airport) 920-237-1317, Budget (on Airport) 920-235-5900, or Enterprise 920-236-6777.  For more information and amazing discounts, please visit http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-membership/eaa-member-benefits/save-with-eaa-affinity-benefits-and-discounts/eaa-travel-choices.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 NOTAM Now Available for Pilots Flying to Oshkosh
The Federal Aviation Administration has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA's 64th annual fly-in convention July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The NOTAM, which is in effect 6 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 22, until noon CDT on August 1, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.

The NOTAM was designed by the FAA to assist pilots in their EAA AirVenture flight planning. This year's NOTAM cover features a photo of Wittman Regional Airport's air traffic control tower, and also this year's Young Eagles logo. The Young Eagles program is celebrating its 2 millionth young person flown during this year's fly-in.

While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to the 2015 version. Some of those changes include:

  • Frequencies for Departure ATIS and Runway 9/27 departures
  • Taxiways north of OSH Runway 9/27
  • Markings on OSH Runway 36R
  • Notification requirement for aircraft over 12,500 pounds
  • Internet URLs
  • Advisory about separate arrival and departure frequencies
Pilots can acquire a digital version NOTAM by downloading it through the EAA AirVenture website. For a free printed copy, pilots can order online or call EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322.

To further assist pilots flying to Oshkosh this year, EAA's volunteer NOTAM chairman Fred Stadler is hosting a June 8 webinar that will highlight special tips and other aspects of the NOTAM fly-in procedures. Register for the webinar on the EAA website. In addition, the National Transportation Safety Board has published an informative safety bulletin about arriving to a major fly-in event.

Additional hints and tips for pilots arriving at and departing from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 are available on the EAA website.

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



WARBIRDS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – AIR VENTURE 2016 (tentative)

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

Sat. July 23

1200

Warbirds Registration Opens

Warbird Registration Building

Sun. July 24

1800

Warbirds Members Picnic

Nature Center Pavilion

Mon. July 25

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

1800

USSIC Picnic

Warbirds Pavilion

 

 

Tue. July 26

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

TBD

Pilot Briefing – First Time Flying at Osh *

Briefing Building

TBD

Air Show Pilot Briefing

Briefing Building

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

2000

Movie Night

Warbirds Living History Encampment

 

Wed. July27

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

TBD

Air Show Pilot Briefing

Briefing Building

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

1800

EAA Warbirds of America Annual Meeting

Warbirds Briefing Building

 

Thurs. July 28

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

TBD

Air Show Pilot Briefing

Briefing Building

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

1800

DAV Picnic

Briefing Building (Ticket Required

2030

USO Show

Warbirds Living History Encampment

 

Fri. July 29

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

TBD

Pilot Briefing – First Time Flying at OSH*

Briefing Building

TBD

Air Show Pilot Briefing

Briefing Building

1230

Assembly for Veterans Parade

South end of Warbird Alley

1300

Veterans Parade Begins

South end of Warbird Alley, concludes at The Plaza

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

TBD

EAA Warbirds & DAV Pre-Concert Program

The Plaza

TBD

Concert

The Plaza

 

Sat. July 30

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

TBD

Air Show Pilot Briefing

Briefing Building

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

1800

Warbirds Awards Banquet

Eagle Hangar

 

 

 

 

Sun. July 31

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

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.


2016 WARBIRD SAFETY FORUMS SCHEDULE (TBD)

LOCATION:  WARBIRD BRIEFING BUILDING

DAY

DATE

START

END

BRIEFING

LEADER

LOCATION:  WARBIRD GIFT SHOP CONFERENCE ROOM

LOCATION:  HILTON GARDEN INN

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 will be filled in shortly. Check for revisions upon arrival.


2016 WARBIRD IN REVIEW SCHEDULE (TBD)

 

Aircraft Judging 
We encourage all pilot/owners to consider having their warbird aircraft judged during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. 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 25TH and end at noon on Thursday, July 28TH. 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 
* Certificate of Waiver or Authorization.
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.  You may also pre-register and send documents online at http://www.eaa.org/apps/warbirds/av_registration.aspx.
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 at Oshkosh 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 2016 
Pilots of warbird-type helicopters must follow the Transient Helicopter VFR Arrival/Departure Procedures as printed in the 2016 AirVenture NOTAM.  

International Visitors
International 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 2016 Fuel Service Information
Pre-register your aircraft for fueling services at Oshkosh during EAA Airventure 2016. 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 2016, plan to visit the Warbirds Merchandise Sales, located next to our Headquarters office. Wearing official EAA Warbirds of America 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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