Our First Look From 2019’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh


Here’s a first look at some of the great aircraft and events that took place at the EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. This year, among the many aviation-related celebrations during the convention, the 50th year of the EAA’s Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was feted.

These photos were taken during the early part of the aviation celebration, on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the week-long event. Weather was a major factor during the first part of the convention; heavy rains and thunderstorms led to the closing of campgrounds on the Sunday prior to the show’s start, and aircraft were turned away too as the field was closed to any arrival that hadn’t had prior approval for parking on a paved spot. The grass areas at Whitman Field was quite soggy in spots.

After much vacuuming and other manual labor, the grounds accepted motor homes late Sunday night, while aircraft were accepted slightly earlier during the afternoon. By Monday morning, the miles-long jam of campers had completely vanished, and air traffic demand for arrivals was heavy.

While some clouds and a spot rain shower occurred over the first few days, VFR conditions and relatively comfortable temperatures were the norm. Photorecon.net, ClassicWarbirds.net and CivilAviationWorld.com will all contain multiple in-depth articles in the coming weeks, telling stories about just a fraction of the vast amount of aviation – related experiences that occurred over a week of AirVenture Oshkosh. Be sure to tune in often as we update our stories weekly!

Ken Kula

Assignment and Content Editor, writer and photographer A New Englander all of my life, I've lived in New Hampshire since 1981. My passion for all things aviation began at a very early age, and I coupled this with my interest of photography during college in the late 1970s. I spent 32 years in the air traffic control industry, and concurrently, enjoyed my aviation photography and writing adventures, which continue today. I've been quite fortunate to have been mentored by some generous and gifted individuals. I enjoy contributing to this great site, and working with some very knowledgeable and equally passionate aviation followers.

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