EAA AirVenture kicks off today

OSHKOSH – The wait is over. EAA AirVenture is finally back in Oshkosh.

The 62nd annual convention runs from Monday to Sunday and promises to be filled with many planes and the latest and greatest in technology.

Jeremy Monette, an exhibitor will be debuting a jet this year along with a turbo model for prop planes.

Also back for the first time in nearly 40 years is the “One Week Wonder” project. Volunteers will attempt to build an actual airplane in one week with help from the community. The goal is to taxi the plane by Sunday.

Pilot Dave McElroy will also be at the convention until Tuesday. McElroy is on a flight mission around the world to raise money for two charities – SickKids and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. For more information on his flight, click here.

FOX 11’s Pauleen Le spent the morning checking out all EAA AirVenture has to offer.

For more information on EAA AirVenture including times, featured attractions, admission and parking, click here.

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