The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The NOTAM, which is in effect July 25-August 4, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports. It was designed by FAA, in partnership with EAA, to assist pilots in their AirVenture flight planning. While the overall procedure is similar to past years, there are some changes compared to the 2013 version and updates on many of the NOTAM’s 32 pages.
Some of those changes include :
· Fond du Lac ATIS changed to 121.1
· Expected Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) for Wittman Regional Airport on August 1-3
· Closed runway 4/22 at Wittman Regional Airport is now 5/23
· Air show waiver times changed on Sunday, August 3
A high influx of VFR arrivals is expected to begin at Oshkosh on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27. Besides following the published arrival and departure procedures in the AirVenture NOTAM, pilots should maintain high vigilance in watching for other aircraft. Pilots are expected to have a copy of the NOTAM available for in-flight reference.
You may download a PDF version of the NOTAM or request a free printed copy by visiting www.airventure.org/notam. You may also request a free copy of the printed NOTAM by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322. Printed copies will be sent in early May after the FAA completes printing the NOTAM. Additional hints and tips for pilots arriving at and departing from EAA AirVenture 2014 are also available online at www.airventure.org/atc.
This year’s NOTAM cover features a photo of Van’s RV aircraft on the runways of Wittman Regional Airport.