EAA AirVenture - July 24th - 30th, 2017 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin USA
The Christen Eagle II was introduced to the aviation world at EAA Oshkosh 1977. At AirVenture 2017, we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this stellar, award-winning aerobatic biplane. Frank Christensen, president of Christen Industries, set the gold standard for kit-built aircraft with his series of kits and builder manuals. A single-seat version was also built by Christen for the famous Eagles Aerobatic Team which flew at Oshkosh for 25 years.
Dates and Time
EAA AirVenture will run on the following dates:
Monday, July 24 through Sunday, 30 July 2017
The IAC Pavilion at AirVenture will operate as follows:
Every day from 0800 to 1900 Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Arrival by Aircraft
The NOTAM which describes AirVenture arrival and departure procedures is available for download as follows and is linked at the bottom of this article as well:
IAC members arriving in their aircraft will be directed by EAA Parking personnel to the "IAC" parking area, which includes the Eagles arriving for the 40th Anniversary and the EXTRAs arriving for a gathering. IAC Parking is directly across from the IAC Pavilion with the Eagles and EXTRAs parking segregated from the rest and along the road which runs north-south in front of the IAC Pavilion.
Pre-Registration for Extras: Click HERE
Pre-Registration for Eagles: Click HERE
The NOTAM describes the sign that pilots should bring in their airplanes with “IAC” printed in bold letters. This sign will be shown to EAA Parking personnel so they can direct you to the IAC parking area. It is a simple and efficient system for printing and carriage in your aircraft. Pdf of a sample sign is attached at the bottom of this page for printing.
IAC Forums and Seminars
A full range of seminars and forums will also be held during the course of the week. Seminars will take place at the IAC Vicki Cruse Memorial Pavilion from Tuesday, July 25 through Friday, July 28 starting each morning at 8:30am. A full schedule can be found HERE.
IAC Gathering – EAA Nature Center
IAC will host its annual “IAC Gathering” in the EAA Nature Center, adjacent to the AirVenture convention grounds. Date and time are as follows:
Friday, July 28th -- 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Food, beverages, camaraderie, fellowship, and conversation are on the agenda. IAC members, sponsors, Eagle, and EXTRA owners and pilots are invited.
The Nature Center is located east of the Museum and Pioneer Airpark as shown in the diagram and is accessed from Waukau Avenue.
IAC Aircraft – Bring Your Own Tie-Downs
All aircraft must be tied down and EAA Parking advises us that the best solution is to bring your own tiedowns. Tiedowns are available commercially at the AirVenture site and loaners are also available from EAA, but these sources cannot be counted on if arrivals are “after hours” or supplies run low. Please plan to bring your own equipment. EAA has the “Claw” tie-down device on sale and comes
After being directed to the IAC Parking area by EAA Parking personnel (showing them your “IAC” sign will assist them), pilots should proceed to the IAC Pavilion to check in with IAC personnel, let us know you have arrived, and to sign our Guest Book.
All aircraft should be registered with EAA Aircraft Registration as well and directions will be provided at the IAC Pavilion if you are not familiar.
IAC PARKING PLAN (IAC Pavilion indicated by arrow)