AirVenture 2010 opening day is fast approaching, and the first step for any pilot planning to fly to Oshkosh is studying the FAA's Oshkosh NOTAM. EAA has made the document is available in electronic format. The NOTAM covers air traffic procedures that are in effect from 6 a.m. CDT July 23 to Noon CDT August 2, 2010. THIS IS ESSENTIAL READING!
Some changes are in store for the 2010 NOTAM, so don't rely on previous years' versions or your memory to carry you through. Here are the most prominent changes this year:
• New AirVenture Arrival ATIS: 125.9
• New night air show on Saturday, July 31
• Appleton runway numbers changed from 11/29 to 12/30
• IFR preferred routings (page 25)
Pilots are also encouraged to order a free printed copy of the 2010 AirVenture NOTAM by completing the online request form by calling toll-free, 800-564-6322.