Flying into Oshkosh

For one week each year, the airport at Oshkosh, Wis., becomes the busiest airport in the world when the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture is underway.

We flew over from South St. Paul today, and it’s an eye-opening experience to have a B-17 cross a few miles in front of you, a group of F-16s fly a mile above you, and hundreds of airplanes and their pilots parked below, many watching to see if you blow the landing.

Alas, luck prevailed.

This video might give you a sense of scale and also the workload for FAA controllers trying to sort out the chaos.

Posting will be light at NewsCut for a few days as connectivity is an issue. But I’ll pass along items from Oshkosh that you may find interesting.