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EAA AirVenture 2006 NOTAM Now Available Via On-Line and Print Formats


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (May 3, 2006) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association's 54th annual fly-in, The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The NOTAM, which is in effect July 22-31, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports. It was designed by EAA and FAA to assist pilots in preparations for their AirVenture flights. There are some noteworthy changes compared to the 2005 version. Those changes include an additional VFR holding pattern established at Green Lake; air show waiver times closing the airport a half-hour sooner than in previous years; a displaced threshold on Runway 27; and a time block for NORDO (no radio) arrival requests at 7-10 a.m. daily.

A high influx of VFR arrivals is expected to begin at Oshkosh on Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23. Besides following the published arrival and departure procedures in the AirVenture NOTAM, pilots should maintain high vigilance in watching for other aircraft.

The on-line Adobe Acrobat (pdf) version of the NOTAM is available in the "Plan For It/Pilot Information" area of the EAA AirVenture website (www.airventure.org). In addition, printable arrival and departure signs for aircraft are available through the Pilot Information area of the website.

A 32-page printed NOTAM is available by calling EAA Membership Services at 800-564-6322 or through any one of 15 selected Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS) throughout the country. A printed version may also be requested through the EAA AirVenture web site.

Additional hints and tips for pilots arriving at and departing from EAA AirVenture 2006 are available online at www.airventure.org/atc.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. EAA AirVenture information is also available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org.

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