AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Could Be One of the Best Ever

AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Could Be One of the Best Ever
August 3, 2014
EAA Chairman Jack J. Pelton told reporters Sunday at his convention-closing press appearance that when the numbers are all in, the 2014 edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh would be among the best conventions of all time.

August 3, 2014
EAA.org

“Overall attendance was up,” he said. “As you can imagine, on certain days it was way up.” Attendance, the number of airplanes, exhibitors’ reactions and enthusiasm – all are trending up significantly.

Aircraft arrival numbers were up significantly from a year ago. Saturday for example, attendance rose more than 20 percent above last year. “We’re also getting very strong feedback from the [more than 800] exhibitors in terms of sales and activities. Aviation people were here and they were here to buy.” As of Sunday morning, there were more than 1,000 additional registered aircraft in Oshkosh over last year.

The first-ever U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds appearance clearly provided a big shot in the arm especially on Saturday, when the weather also cooperated. The One Week Wonder project has been nothing short of outstanding, with volunteers and attendee activity centered on the project exhibit throughout the week.

For more information: http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-...