...

Pilot Notes

Important Information for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

General Information for Warbirds Pilots

Warbird pilots attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 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.facebook.com/EAAWarbirds/ for updates.

Lodging 

Members, pilots, volunteers, and attendees at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh have many 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 lodging options.

Warbirds Camping for Pilots

Pilots who bring a warbird-type aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh , call or email for a site in the Warbirds Campground, subject to availability. You must be a member of EAA Warbirds of America & valid through August 1, 2021. For Warbird Camping inquiries, email: kschaick@eaa.org or call 920-426-4826.  Space is limited.

Where to Rent a Car

Hertz (on Airport) 920-237-1317, Budget  920-232-0785, 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 NOTAM Now Available for Pilots Flying to Oshkosh

The Federal Aviation Administration has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 69th annual fly-in convention July 26 – August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The NOTAM outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.

While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to last year.

Pilots can download a digital version NOTAM. For a free printed copy, pilots can order online or call EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322.

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 are available on the EAA website.

WARBIRDS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – AIR VENTURE 2021

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

Swipe the table data for additional details

 

WARBIRDS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  (tentative)

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

Sat. July 24

1200

Warbirds Registration Opens

Warbird Registration Building

 

Sun. July 25 0900 Warbirds Registration Warbird Registration Building
 

Mon. July 26

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

 

1830

Warbird Volunteers Picnic, Sponsored by USSIC

Volunteer Food Service Facility

 

Tue. July 27

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. 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

EAA Warbirds of America Annual Meeting

Warbirds Briefing Building

 

Thurs. July 29

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

TBD

Air Show Pilot Briefing

Briefing Building

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

2030

USO Show

Warbirds Living History Encampment

 

Fri. July 30

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

1300

Assembly for Veterans Parade

Warbirds in Review Bleachers

1330

Veterans Parade Begins

Warbird Alley, concludes at Boeing Plaza

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

 

Sat. July 31

0800

Flag Raising Ceremony

Warbirds Living History Encampment

1200

Air Show Pilot Briefing

Briefing Building

TBD

Daily Air Show

Along the Flightline

1800

Warbirds Awards Banquet

Eagle Hangar

 

Sun. August 1

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.

 

2021 WARBIRD SAFETY FORUMS SCHEDULE

Swipe the table data for additional details

 

WARBIRD SAFETY FORUMS SCHEDULE

LOCATION: WARBIRD BRIEFING BUILDING

DAY

DATE

START

END

BRIEFING

LEADER

Tuesday

7/27

TBD

 

First Time Flying at OSH*

TBD

TBD

 

Air Show Pilot Briefing

TBD

 

Wednesday

7/28

TBD

 

Jet Warbirds

TBD

TBD

 

Air Show Pilot Briefing

 

TBD

 

 

Thursday

7/29

TBD

 

FAST Board Meeting

TBD

TBD

 

FAST Check Pilot Meeting

TBD

TBD

 

T-6/SNJ

TBD

TBD

 

Fighters

TBD

TBD

 

Air Show Pilot Briefing

TBD

 

Friday

7/30

TBD

 

Red Star Pilots Association

TBD

TBD

 

First Time Flying at OSH*

TBD

TBD

 

Air Show Pilot Briefing

TBD

 

Saturday

7/31

TBD  

Air Show Pilot Briefing

TBD

 

LOCATION: QUONSET BUILDING

Wednesday

7/28

TBD

 

L-Birds

TBD

TBD

 

Bombers/Transport

TBD

 

Thursday

7/29

TBD

 

T-28**

TBD

TBD

 

O-2

TBD

** T-28 Forum continues on ramp, 1100-1200.

LOCATION: HILTON GARDEN INN

Thursday

7/29

TBD  

T-34

TBD

NOTES: * MANDATORY FOR FIRST TIME PILOTS IN AIR SHOW. DON’T ATTEND = DON’T FLY SHOW.

 

2021 Warbirds in Review Schedule

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

Swipe the table data for additional details

 

Date

Time

Aircraft

Veteran/Speaker

Owner

Comments

Monday
26th 

10:00

       

 

1:00

       

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
27th

10:00

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

1:00

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
28th  

10:00

       

 

 

       

 

1:00

       

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday
29th  

10:00

       

 

1:00

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday
30th

10:00

       

 

 

       

 

1:00

Veterans

Salute

 

 

Assemble all veterans for Parade from Warbird area to show center

 

 

1:30

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 
31st

10:00

       

 

1:00

       

 

 

       

 

 

       

 

 

       

Aircraft Judging

 

We encourage all pilot/owners to consider having their warbird aircraft judged during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. 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 26 and end at noon on Thursday, July 29. 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:

Swipe the table data for additional details

 

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

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:

Please forward the documents well in advance to: EAA Warbirds of America, Warbird Pilot Documents, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086; e-mail warbirds@eaa.org. You may also pre-register and send documents online on the Warbirds Aircraft Pre-Registration page.

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 

Pilots of warbird-type helicopters must follow the Transient Helicopter VFR Arrival/Departure Procedures as printed in the 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 https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/general-aviation. 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 Fuel Service Information

Pre-register your aircraft for fueling services at Oshkosh during EAA Airventure . Visit the Basler Flight Service website at http://www.baslerflightservice.com/. 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 east side of the Warbirds Registration facility so that all description cards are centrally located. The “For Sale” placards/data sheets are $10.00 per airplane and $5.00 per project, and can be purchased at the Warbirds HQ Office just south of the Briefing Building.

EAA Warbird Merchandise

While at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh , plan to visit the Warbirds Merchandise Sales building, 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 eaa.org/shopwarbirds.