EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is launching
the next century of flight during EAA AirVenture 2004, which will
be held July 27-August 2 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh
The 52nd annual EAA gathering, which draws more than 10,000
airplanes and attendance in excess of 750,000 each year, will pay
special attention to the what lies ahead for the world of flight,
along with recognizing the legacy that has been built by a century
"Over the past decade at Oshkosh, we have recognized the
legendary aviators and aircraft that changed the world over the
past 100 years," EAA President and AirVenture Chairman Tom
Poberezny said. "This year's AirVenture theme, 'Launching the Next
Century of Flight,' will look ahead to the amazing innovations that
build on this legacy. Some of this new thinking is already becoming
reality, assuring that the next century of flight will be as
remarkable as the first 100 years."
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has always been a home for aviation
innovation and served as an inspiration for those who see untapped
potential in personal flight and in aviation in general. Through
the years, many unique designs have debuted at the event. In
addition, the people behind the advancements have been welcomed to
share their knowledge and inspire others.
"EAA AirVenture is, in many ways, aviation's most comprehensive
resource," Poberezny said. "One never knows from where the next big
aviation innovation may come - it could be from the homebuilt
community, NASA, an airplane company or from the avionics industry.
We do know, that all of the people are at AirVenture each year,
presenting their discoveries and sharing their expertise. Add that
to the personalities and magnificent aircraft on the grounds and
it's no wonder that Oshkosh has become synonymous with the world of
EAA has invited a number of aircraft to attend AirVenture 2004
that will give a preview of what may be ahead in the next century
of flight. In addition, other programs will highlight special
airplanes and people that will influence the second century of
aviation, such as Sport Pilot and the EAA Young Eagles program.
Along with special activities, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will again
host more than 500 educational forums, seminars and workshops
covering the entire spectrum of flight, as well as more than 700
exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations within the aviation
industry. Daily afternoon air shows, fly-bys, evening programs and
other gatherings will also again be part of the celebration.
Expanded facilities for aircraft builders will also be introduced