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OSHKOSH TOUR 2020 – The largest aviation event in the world

19th – 26th July 2020

Personalised small group aviation tours for Aviators, Aviation Photographers, Aviation Historians & Enthusiasts

We have accreditation with the Australian Federation of Travel Agents and have been been in the Tour and Travel Industry for over 38 years with a proven travel experience record as endorsed by our customers.

Our Aviation Tours are designed for small groups with the highest level of quality and personalised service.

All flights are based on your personal travel requirements, your tour cost is not locked in to Economy Class travel.

Land Content OnlyTwin Share: $3,317
+ Single Supplement: $1,350

As you would expect at the world’s largest aviation event the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture-Oshkosh there is a lot to see and do. The tour includes 6 action packed days and 2 amazing night air shows on Wittman Field, home of EAA. Oshkosh never fails to deliver – it has an outstanding mix of every conceivable form of aviation both on the ground and in the air.

Oshkosh has it all if you love the thrill & excitement of Aviation.

On-route to Oshkosh we will visit the outstanding Harley Davidson Museum with a private guided tour.

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To visit and experience EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at Wittman Regional Airport is a “A must do for your Lifestyle List” for Aviators, Aviation Photographers, Aviation Historians & Enthusiasts. In 2019 the number of aircraft visiting, on display and performing was amazing, nothing like it in the world today.

  • Over 10,000 plus visiting aircraft
  • Over 2,885 show planes including 1,124 home builds/kits, 1,032 vintage and classics, 400 warbirds, 135 microlights, 101 floatplanes, 31 helicopters and 45 aerobatic aircraft
  • Over 900 + trade exhibitors in 5 huge exhibition halls
  • 1,050 forums and workshops attended by more than 75,000 people.

There were over 15,000 aircraft movements at Wittman Regional Airport at EAA Oshkosh event in 2019 making it the world’s busiest airport at the time.

In addition, there is:

  • Giant Fly Market selling non-aviation and aviation items (from whole to bits of aircraft)
  • See 800 plus general aviation aircraft companies with their latest products
  • The floatplane ‘Splash-In’ on nearby Lake Winnebago
  • Optional pleasure flights in a B-17 Flying Fortress, Ford Trimotor and Bell 47 helicopters
  • Demonstration flights during the mornings
  • A daily Airshow each afternoon including Warbirds, fighter jets with pyrotechnics
  • The EAA’s Pioneer Air Museum: a large collection of immaculate aeroplanes including rare types and world record-breakers
  • Theatre In The Woods – amazing aviation guest appearances plus nightly musical entertainment

We stay in Oshkosh itself, in the Horizon Village hall of residence (Air Conditioned Suites with WIFI) on the campus of the University of Wisconsin (UWO), on a room only basis.

Tour commences July 18, 2020

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DAY 1: Saturday 18th July

After long flights you will look forward to a relaxing night at the Hilton Hotel (included in tour cost) located at the O’Hare International Airport. When you collect your luggage make your way to the hotel which is by an internal walkway between the terminal and the hotel.

Your room will have views of the Chicago Airport operations.


DAY 2: Sunday 19th July

We board our air-conditioned luxury coach at 10:00 for our drive north to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We will make a stop at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee; time to enjoy a tour (Museum tour cost is included) and/ lunch in their café. (at your own expense). At 14:00 we depart for Oshkosh.

Later that afternoon (approx 16:00) we arrive at the University Wisconsin (UWO) in Oshkosh and check in to your room at the Horizon Village; we stay 7 nights in air conditioned suites (with high speed WIFI).


DAY 3 to Day 8: Monday 20th to Saturday 25th July

You have 6 full days at AirAdventure Oshkosh 2020 to enjoy the thrill and excitement at your own leisure. Each morning there are multiple streams of aircraft landing one after the other on both runways, plus demonstration flights of new aircraft.

In the afternoons at 14:30 the daily Airshow takes off, featuring antiques, classics and new types and military aircraft. On several days there are specially extended Airshows featuring Warbirds – with lots of pyrotechnics including the awesome, mile-long ‘Wall of Fire’! You will see two night airshows, Wednesday and Saturday.

You can catch a shuttle from the crowds on Wittman Field to the relative peace and quiet of the wooded shores of Lake Winnebago, and the beautiful floatplane base which is home to the EAA’s “Splash-In”. You can see 100 or more floatplanes ranging in size from small Cessna’s and Cubs, to larger types like the Grumman HU-16 Albatross, Catalina, and even a rare Piaggio. Relax in the shade; enjoy a drink, a BBQ or sandwich. Jump on board the electric boat for a tour around the anchorage. Most days pleasure flights are available!


DAY 9: Sunday 26th July

This morning our coach departs the UWO campus at 08:30 and heads south, en-route a stop will be made for lunch (at your own expense).

North of Chicago is the town of Kenosha; at the airfield is one of “Sanders Aeronautics” restoration facilities. This company is famous for restoring warbirds – especially Hawker Sea Fury’s! We hope to be given a short tour, (visit to be confirmed); if it is we may depart the UWO slightly earlier).

We arrive at O’Hare International airport in the afternoon for flight connections back to Australia or transfer to the Space Exploration Tour.