The week of pure aviation passion reached its climax with the conclusion of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023, bidding farewell while leaving an indelible mark in aviation history. The organizers proudly announced a remarkable achievement: the presence of aviation enthusiasts from 93 different countries, equaling a never-before-seen record.
The excitement didn’t stop there. Based on preliminary numbers, this year’s attendance is expected to be on par with or even surpass that of the previous year, showcasing the growing global interest in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Such a grand accomplishment wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless dedication of thousands of volunteers who worked diligently to set up the event months ahead of the official schedule. Under the leadership of EAA CEO and Chairman, Jack Pelton, the collective effort made the AirVenture Oshkosh week truly unforgettable.
The magnitude of the event was also reflected in the display numbers. The quantity of aircraft impressed everyone: nearly 3,300 show planes, including over 1,400 vintage aircraft and more than a thousand home-built creations. The presence of 380 warbirds was especially noteworthy, marking a three percent increase compared to the previous year. Additionally, the aerial spectacle featured 194 ultralights, 65 seaplanes, and 52 aerobatic aircraft, turning the skies of Oshkosh into a canvas where the magic of aviation came to life.
The bustle at the event extended to the skies as well, with around 19,000 aircraft movements recorded at Wittman Airport so far. A testament to the intense aerial activity that filled every day of AirVenture Oshkosh 2023.
Copyrighted by WBAY, the event goes down in history as an unforgettable milestone. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 was much more than a mere gathering of aviation enthusiasts; it was a true festival of skyward passion, filled with records, emotions, and celebrations.
As the planes depart to new destinations and visitors head back home, the certainty remains that EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will continue to shine as a beacon for the global aviation community, inspiring future generations to reach even greater heights.