Document is required reading for Oshkosh-bound pilots

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (May 25, 2022) — There are several important Federal Aviation Administration-approved changes in the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Notice (commonly referred to as the Oshkosh NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 69th fly-in convention on July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. These changes are based on pilot feedback and FAA review of arrival procedure recommendations. 

The document is in effect from noon CDT on Thursday, July 21, until 6 a.m. CDT on Monday, August 1, and 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 Notice was designed by the FAA to assist pilots in their EAA AirVenture flight planning. It is now known as the Oshkosh Notice instead of a NOTAM because of a changed FAA internal procedure.

Some of the 2022 changes include:

  • The document is now officially called a Notice by the FAA, rather than a NOTAM.
  • Two VORs have been decommissioned (RFD and MBL).
  • Several IFR routings have been changed.
  • Aircraft camping is no longer allowed at Appleton International Airport (ATW).
  • Miscellaneous editorial updates.

The ATC-assignable transition points approaching Oshkosh from the west that will ease holding and congestion will again be in effect in 2022. These points are at Endeavor Bridge, Puckaway Lake, and Green Lake. They will be announced on the arrival ATIS when ATC activates them at times of highest traffic flows

“The most essential information for any pilot flying to Oshkosh involves reading and thoroughly understanding the 2022 AirVenture Notice to ensure safe operations on arrival and departure,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety. “Although the designation may have been changed by the FAA, the document still states the official requirements and expectations for pilots. We also urge all pilots to log appropriate cross-country time prior to their trip to Oshkosh so they have the proficiency and confidence to fly safely.”

EAA is also hosting a webinar on June 22 at 7 p.m. regarding flying to AirVenture 2022 and changes in this year’s Notice. Pilots are encouraged to participate to build their knowledge prior to their flights to Oshkosh.

This year’s NOTAM cover features a Heritage Flight formation over Oshkosh. Pilots can download a digital version of the Notice at EAA.org/NOTAM, or order a free printed copy via that website or by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s membership convention. Additional information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available at www.EAA.org/AirVenture. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or visit www.EAA.org. Immediate news is available at www.Twitter.com/EAA