What to Expect at Oshkosh 2023


EAA AirVenture 2023.  Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Flight Outfitters in Hangar B, Booth number 2039 to discover our latest aviation products and accessories. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or a rookie, we’ve got something for everyone this year.

What’s it all about: 

EAA AirVenture is more than just an event—it’s an experience. Immerse yourself in the world of aviation and join us at the largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts. Get ready for an incredible adventure filled with air shows, shopping, informative presentations, hands-on training, and much more. The camaraderie among fellow aviation enthusiasts is unmatched, making AirVenture a true aviation family reunion.

Located on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) and covering 1,500 acres, AirVenture is certainly not lacking airplanes, interests, and exhibits to explore. From the Warbirds and Homebuilts areas to the Vintage section and the bustling Four Corners hub, there’s something for every aviation interest. Don’t forget to visit the EAA Aviation Museum and KidVenture for an unforgettable experience.   

To make the most of your visit, plan ahead and check out the schedule of events. Be sure to order your tickets in advance for the best deals and take advantage of the Express Arrival program. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including early bird pricing and hassle-free entry. And the best part? Kids 18 and under get free admission!

This year Flight Outfitters is thrilled to showcase our award-winning aviation products. From flight bags to logbook covers, t-shirts, hats, jackets, socks, and much more—if you’re a pilot, we have you covered head to toe. So please mark your calendars, pack your essentials, and join us at EAA AirVenture 2023 for an aviation celebration like no other. See you there!


From our friend and last year’s Pilot Your Own Adventure contest winner BRITTANY LOZIER MOON, EAA 1435726

As the contest winner, I experienced my first AirVenture last year. While my experience was unique, I walked away with valuable knowledge for first-timers.

1.) Be prepared to walk. Even if you get the opportunity to view Oshkosh from the air, it is still hard to comprehend just how large AirVenture is. A first-timer friend of mine walked 60 miles last year.

Bottom line: Bring comfortable shoes. And, if you’re camping, bring a bike to get around the campground.

2.) See a smile, give a smile. Oshkosh volunteers are one of a kind. They truly are spending weeks on the property for the joy of helping others. Say hello and ask them where they are from or what’s their story. Trust me, they have stories! There’s a reason they come back year after year, even decades, to volunteer.

Bottom line: AirVenture wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the thousands of volunteers.

3.) Food. Two words: cheese curds. Two more words: Spotted Cow (that’s a beer — Ed.). Just two things that you must enjoy while at Oshkosh. Don’t be afraid to pack your own food. Shoot for a big meal once a day. The Chapters Pavilion offers all-you-can-eat pancakes (and other delicious breakfast food) for only $8 — and we know EAA pancakes are the best! Root beer floats also make a great pick-me-up. Some of my local favorites include Pete’s Garage, Acee Deucee, and Ardy and Ed’s.

Bottom line: Bring a refillable bottle for the numerous spots to get water. Stay hydrated!

4.) Social media. Get social! Create, tag, follow, and repost all things about AirVenture. It was something special to be able to meet people that I follow on social media from around the world in person during my time at Oshkosh. I joined a Facebook group specifically for 2022. With more than 30,000 members, I felt instantly connected as I posted questions or pictures. This is also where the famous Oshkosh stowaway cat gained popularity!

Bottom line: You’ll never know what that post or follow will lead to during your time at AirVenture.

5.) Breathe it in. Don’t forget to take a moment for yourself. As the C-5 Galaxy arrived last year, I witnessed a personal moment of a loadmaster. She climbed up above the cockpit, opened the top hatch, and took a picture. Then she took a few moments visibly breathing in what she was witnessing — the immense amount of airplanes and people that make Oshkosh so special. You’ll never do it all. Learn to accept it and save something for next year. Trust me, you’ll be back!

 BRITTANY’s Final Bottom line: Experiencing AirVenture is life-changing.

Flight Outfitters Nation Must Do’s :

From your friends and flight crew at Flight Outfitters

  • Check out the Flight Outfitters Booth: Hangar B, Booth number 2039
  • New this year: get your souvenir photo taken in our new “big chair” that will also be sporting a replica of the famous OSH brown arch sign. 
  • Attend the Flight Outfitters party for a chance to win Flight Outfitters Gear 
    • Wednesday, July 26th from 6pm to 7pm by big chair outside Hangar B
  • Take advantage of our show special: 10% off all Bush Pilot bags and logbook covers
  • Pop up daily contests and prizes around the big chair, so take a seat in one of our 150 complementary Adirondack chairs in the Flight Outfitters viewing area outside Hangar B                          
  • Come experience the Flight Outfitters Campsite: swing by the Flight Outfitters camper at the entrance to camp Scholler to see the contest camper that could be yours to stay in next year. 

  • Shop for Flight Outfitters gear and see some amazing planes at the EAA museum store 
  • Meet the Flight Outfitters team and social media stars (attending Wednesday night party) 

In conclusion, EAA AirVenture 2023 is set once again to be an extraordinary gathering of aviation enthusiasts and Flight Outfitters is thrilled to be a part of this grand event. Immerse yourself in the world of aviation gear, participate in exciting events, connect with our passionate team, and explore our latest products. Whether you’re a pilot, a flying enthusiast, or simply someone fascinated by the wonder of flight, Flight Outfitters invites you to join us for an unforgettable experience. See you at EAA AirVenture 2023, where the skies come alive with passion and adventure!


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