4 August 2022
This year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh turned out to be a record setting year with more people visiting the event than ever before.
This year’s for the end of July event was approximately 650,000 people, 7 percent more than last year’s figure and higher than the previous record of 642,000 set in 2019.
EAA CEO and chairman Jack Pelton said, “We had seven days of nearly perfect weather, along with this year’s programs and activities, which brought out people and airplanes in numbers that we haven’t seen before. “Programs such as the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force contributed to exciting aerial displays all week, and it was a joy to welcome our international visitors back in full force for the first time since 2019.”
Other details from this year’s fly-in:
Looking ahead to 2023, Jack said early planning conversations have already begun.
“We’re going to take a little time to give our staff and volunteers a well-deserved rest, but there were numerous discussions at AirVenture 2022 about possibilities for next year,” he said.
“Certainly the 70th anniversary year of EAA will be among the big considerations as we look forward to next year’s edition of The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”
Next year’s dates: 24-30 July 2023*.