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8 Tips For Flying VFR In To Oshkosh

Check out the complete list of NOTAMs for AirVenture 2019 here, and fly safe!

1) Sign up for text message alerts.

Before you even leave the ground, text OSHARRIVAL to 64600 to automatically sign up for the current status of AirVenture arrivals. If arrivals change due to weather, etc., you'll be the first to know.

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2) Be ready to divert, and have enough gas for it.

If your plan is to land at KOSH, make sure you have plenty of fuel to divert to Fond du Lac, Appleton, or Green Bay.

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3) Arrive on time.

Starting Friday, July 19, 2019, KOSH is closed to all arriving traffic from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM daily. If you're planning to land at KOSH, make sure you're there well before 8:00 PM.

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4) Bring your printed parking sign.

Your sign, which you'll show to marshallers on the ground, designates your intended parking or camping area. The sign should have dark letters, and be readable from 50 feet. Visit http://www.eaa.org/signs for tools to print your sign.

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5) Review your VFR arrival route.

The VFR arrival starts at Ripon, WI, which is on the Chicago sectional chart. Check the NOTAM pages 2 and 3 for suggested VFR transition routes to Ripon that will keep you out of controlled airspace along the way.

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6) Keep your lights on.

Regardless of light conditions, keep your aircraft lights on at all times in flight when you're within 30 miles of KOSH. Also, keep your transponder on throughout the approach.

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7) Keep your distance from other aircraft.

Stay at least 1/2 mile in-trail of any aircraft you're following, and don't overtake another aircraft unless ATC authorized you.

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8) Be ready to maneuver near the runway.

Be prepared for a combination of maneuvers that could include a short approach with descending turns, followed by a touchdown at a point specified by ATC which could be almost halfway down the runway. Use extra caution, and maintain a safe airspeed throughout your landing. And if your landing isn't working out, don't be afraid to go-around. Never force a landing.

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Check out the complete list of NOTAMs for AirVenture 2019 here, and fly safe!


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