2016-NOTAM-CoverOshkosh air traffic procedures are required reading for all aviators flying to AirVenture

The Federal Aviation Administration has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 64th annual fly-in convention July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect 6 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 22, until noon CDT on August 1, 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 NOTAM was designed by FAA to assist pilots in their EAA AirVenture flight planning. This year’s NOTAM cover features a photo of Wittman Regional Airport’s air traffic control tower, and also this year’s Young Eagles logo. The Young Eagles program is celebrating their 2 millionth child flown during this year’s fly-in. While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to the 2015 version. Some of those changes include:

  • Frequencies for Departure ATIS and Runway 9/27 departures
  • Taxiways north of OSH Runway 9/27
  • Markings on OSH Runway 36R
  • Notification requirement for aircraft over 12,500 pounds
  • Internet URLs
  • Advisory about separate arrival and departure frequencies

Pilots can acquire a digital version NOTAM by downloading it through the EAA AirVenture website. For a free printed copy, pilots can order online or call EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322.

To further assist pilots flying to Oshkosh this year, EAA’s volunteer NOTAM chairman Fred Stadler is hosting a June 8 webinar that will highlight special tips and other aspects of the NOTAM fly-in procedures. Register on the EAA website. In addition, 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 2016 are available on the EAA website.