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What is the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh?

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a weeklong summer celebration of aviation featuring show planes, forums, workshops, air shows and other activities for aviation enthusiasts. It is hosted by the EAA Center at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and regularly attracts more than 500,000 visitors from around the world. More than 10,000 visitors arrive to the event by plane, turning the venue temporarily into the busiest airport in the world.

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In July 2015, visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh totaled around 550,000. The event featured 2,668 show planes, including a variety of home-built, vintage, military, ultralight and light-sport aircraft. There were also seaplanes, rotorcraft and aerobatic aircraft on display in smaller numbers. Some first-time highlights of the 2015 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event were the F-35, B-52, F-100 Super Sabre, Goodyear's Wingfoot One, the Airbus A350 and a replica of Junkers F13.

The event, which is organized by thousands of volunteers, is intended to attract a broad range of aviation enthusiasts, from pilots and experts to novices. It is also a family-friendly event, with attractions for both adults and children. Some of the events at the 2015 event included an Apollo 13 reunion, an appearance by John Moody, an ultralight pioneer and the display of Burt Rutan's SkiGull.

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