EAA President Tom Poberezny Says Oshkosh Is Strong | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.05.16

Airborne 12.06.16

Airborne 12.07.16

Airborne 12.08.16

Airborne 12.09.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 12.05.16

Airborne 12.06.16

Airborne 12.07.16

Airborne 12.08.16

Airborne 12.09.16

Mon, Jul 27, 2009

EAA President Tom Poberezny Says Oshkosh Is Strong

Advance Ticket Sales Up 33 Percent

By all indications, AirVenture 2009 will exceed expectations for attendance by visitors and aircraft. EAA President Tom Poberezny said on opening day that advance ticket sales were up 33 percent, the campsight has spilled over into the overflow area, the North 40 has been temporarily closed, and all expectations on attendance look like they will be exceeded by a significant margin.

"All of the numbers right now are running significantly ahead of last year and far ahead of expectations, which indicates the value of this event to the aviation community, and more importantly people are ready to get back engaged after a tough economic situation," Poberezny said in his opening day news conference.

EAA spent 3.8 million on the site this year. Poberezny said the exhibit space has been increased by 60 percent, and that vendors had responded in many cases by increasing their exhibit space, a result of those improvements, he said.

Poberezny said there are four basic factors that affect attendance at Oshkosh. "Planes, People, Passion, and Participation." While some try to compare AirVenture with some of the other major shows, each is unique, and AirVenture brings together a bigger variety of aircraft than any other show. From the Airbus A380 and Virgin Galactic Mother Ship "Eve" to an historic replica of the 1909 Wright B Flyer.

Still, the economy has had its impact. Poberezny said that while every exhibitor has felt some sting from the recession, they feel like Oshkosh is a good investment, because of the number of attendees and the focus on aviation.

FMI: www.eaa.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.09.16: GodSpeed John Glenn, Electric-Flight Record, FAA Oversight?

Also: Gone West: Aleta Jackson DeLong, Barnstorming: Breakfast With A Hero, Pearl Harbor, WWII Vets, NATA at KVNY, Flightstar, UK Airport Threat John Glenn has headed west. At 95 y>[...]

Airborne 12.08.16: Trump v AF1, Gordon Bennett Cup '17, Skydiving At Casa Grande

Also: Intoxicated Pilot, Seaplane Pilots, AEA/EASA, Drones As Lifesavers, ISS Update, T-50A Flight Ops, Safran President-elect, Donald Trump set the world of aviation and the media>[...]

Airborne 12.09.16: GodSpeed John Glenn, Electric-Flight Record, FAA Oversight?

Also: Gone West: Aleta Jackson DeLong, Barnstorming: Breakfast With A Hero, Pearl Harbor, WWII Vets, NATA at KVNY, Flightstar, UK Airport Threat John Glenn has headed west. At 95 y>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.10.16)

Aerofiles Aviation Timeline, Chronology Something that's always noted in news reports is "firsts". Being the first to do anything is usually newsworthy, and aviation is, of course,>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.10.16): Compass Locator

A low power, low or medium frequency (L/MF) radio beacon installed at the site of the outer or middle marker of an instrument landing system (ILS).>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC