Oshkosh Show Specials: Have They Got a Deal for You!

Finding the best deals on avionics, fuel, gear, and pilot supplies at EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, 2022.

You can find a big discount off the purchase of an Aspen Avionics ES if you know where to look. [Courtesy: Aspen Avionics]

For most pilots and their families and friends, EAA AirVenture marks an opportunity to catch up with the GA community, celebrate our connections, and the great exhilaration of flight we all share.

For others, it’s all about the swag.

Getting There 

How are you getting to EAA AirVenture? If you’re flying yourself, you might want to look before your launch—a number of FBOs and airports across the country may have a bargain for you on fuel if you do your research. 

No time for that? Globalair has done some of the legwork for you, with deals on fuel and other FBO specials across the country for pilots flying to Oshkosh.

Shopping on Site

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty gives a long list of deals at the show, including free shipping (in case your purchase would throw off your weight and balance headed home) and a free T-shirt, so you have one more day before you need to do laundry.

Avionics deals abound too: Spruce offers an instant $500 off the purchase of an Aspen Avionics ES and rebates on engine monitoring packages from Electronics International.

Speaking of avionics, Sarasota Avionics offers a similar rebate on Aspen purchases, and a list of other specials for the show if you are looking to upgrade your panel. 

Go straight to the source: Garmin has a slew of new products—and the ever-popular database update service returns.

Something a Little Bigger…

Thinking of building an airplane? Van’s Aircraft will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a number of presentations and events at Oshkosh—though tickets to its big banquet have already sold out.

Thinking of buying an airplane? While we haven’t heard of any specific discounts offered by manufacturers on site, there’s no better place in the world to start shopping for a new-to-you (read: used) aircraft of practically any make and model. If an owner has theirs for sale, you may know it—by the flags waving from the prop and struts—or you may only find out if you strike up a conversation.

You Don’t Even Have To Go…

Finally, Sporty’s Pilot Shop has a long list of deals promoted on its website, but you don’t have to be at the show to take advantage of them. Whether you are looking for a new Bose headset, a new flight bag from Flight Outfitters, a Stratus ADS-B receiver—or the 2020 FLYING Editors’ Choice Award-winning PJ2 handheld comm radio—you can probably find some reason to spend your cash without leaving your comfy chair.

But we’re all hoping to see you at #OSH22!

Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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