Nation’s biggest airshow draws almost 650,000 attendees and 803 exhibitors to Oshkosh WI.
By José Vásquez
This year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture was held from July 25–31 at OSH (Oshkosh WI). With 803 exhibitors and vendors reporting strong activity and visitors totaling almost 650,000, Oshkosh 2022 was an exciting event.
EAA Chairman Jack Pelton commented, “Membership for us is at an historic high – we’ve never had as many members in this organization as we have today. We’re very proud of that.” An appreciative crowd enjoyed aerial displays that included jet airliners, unique aircraft, and military demonstration teams.
The 75th anniversary of the US Air Force, honoring both veterans and their aircraft, was one of the highlights of Oshkosh 2022. Taking part in the aerial military demonstrations were a USAF Boeing C-17 and Lockheed U-2, USAF Special Ops Command aircraft, USAF Heritage Flight with a Lockheed Martin F-35, and US Navy Legacy Flight with a Boeing E/A-18G Growler and Grumman E-2D Hawkeye.
Other demos included a Delta Air Lines A330-900, a United Airlines Boeing 777, 50 Van’s RVs in formation, a Grumman F8F Bearcat, and the experimental Airbus Perlan II, Ampaire Electric EEL, and Lift Aviation Hexa. Warbirds, vintage aircraft, homebuilts and ultralights, plus aerobatics and pyrotechnics, kept the enthusiasm high for most attendees.