Day 1: Things you gotta do at AirVenture

Thomson Meeks

This week at EAA AirVenture, everyday I will be posting an staple activity that you simply must do before you leave!  This is my third year here and every single time I come, I find something new to me that I totally missed before.  My goal with these posts are to give you a heads up so that you can get the most out of your visit, or start making a plan for the future.


Day 1 – Monday


A classic event at Oshkosh is a visit to Fisk Approach!  They’re super nice over there,  as long as it’s not too busy, there should be a controller happy to answer your questions.  At Fisk they take all the traffic coming in over the railroad tracks and give them instructions for entering the pattern at KOSH.  The really crazy thing for pilots is, that Fisk is much too crowded a frequency for every pilot to read back all the instructions they receive, instead, they ask you to “(type), rock your wings”.  This can be a little confusing at times but usually, it works out very well.

Fisk Approach is only about 15 minutes away from the airport, but it can be hard to find sometimes.  Here’s a google map to help you along the way.

Have a great time at Fisk, let us know how it goes!  BTW, they really like the muffins from Big Apple Bagels…


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