The easy answer is everyone! Whether you are a competitor, judge, volunteer, observer or family member. For the first time in over 40 years, Nationals has a new home. Participating in the championships in Oshkosh on the AirVenture grounds will be special. And it will be secure. EAA is providing us with gate security, so ID or wristbands will be issued for entry to everyone who comes to the Nationals this year.
Register online: https://www.iac.org/node/add/contest-pre-registration
The IAC has use of spaces rarely accessed by IAC members when attending AirVenture in July. At Nationals in September, the IAC Pavilion will be familiar stomping grounds when you come in to registration, but having morning briefings in the Hillard building at airshow center will be amazing. The building is named after aerobatic great, Charlie Hillard, the first American to win the World Aerobatic Championship (1972). The space inside the building is ideal for briefings with plenty of legroom, a sound system and a large screen for projection of the aerobatic box.
Although you’ve probably been in Hangars C&D to view AirVenture vendors’ wares, having free use of the hangars for competitors aircraft will be a unique experience. For flight line activities, Boeing Plaza will provide plenty of space for launching competitors.
The Scoring Director and Jury will enjoy the benefit of privacy in the newly reroofed and refurbished Press Headquarters building. Our score runners will also enjoy its close proximity to the judge’s line.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place in the Founder’s Wing of the EAA Aviation Museum. The Founder’s Wing was established to preserve EAA’s history and culture and features photos, suspended aircraft, aviation artwork and memorabilia throughout its two floors. This venue has been used for many special events, including Hall of Fame inductions and the Aviation Adventure Speaker Series.