Whether you come to fly or to watch, the official 2018 EAA AirVenture app is a must-have for attendees who want the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” at their fingertips!
The seven-day event, which runs from July 23-29 at the EAA grounds in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will be the ultimate celebration of aviation.
Features of the app include:
View, filter and search EAA AirVenture events, attractions, visitor services, destinations, speakers and exhibitors. The map and search sections make it easy for you to find exactly what you are looking for.
Plan Your Visit
Plan out your days at AirVenture by browsing the schedule of events. Create your own personal schedule by “favoriting” any and all schedule items. Browse the list of 800+ exhibitors or visit the services menu and “favorite” those you want to visit or remember.
The interactive map will give you a better look at the EAA grounds the week of AirVenture. “Favorite” any location on the map to make it easy to get exactly where you’re going. As icons appear on the map, click on them for more details and directions.
Use the map to view the free tram routes and pick-up locations available to help you get around the AirVenture grounds.
Visit the Interests section on the app to access opportunities that fit your interests, such as kids, family, vintage, warbirds and more!
Receive notification alerts regarding activities, weather, and important schedule changes. The app has the most up-to-date news and information available.
The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 app is sponsored by BendixKing.
The app has been updated for EAA AirVenture 2018! Updates include an interactive map with shuttle routes, smart search capabilities, filtering options and much more. The app has also been updated for bugs and performance enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
The 2018 version of the app will be handy to have. One improvement I would suggest - when viewing a schedule listing, by interest or by day, and touching a specific event to see the details of that event; allow the viewer to go back to the place in the events list where they came from. It is presently coded to reset the list to the beginning of the day or interest category — with scores of events in each daily listing, it is pretty silly to have the list spring back to the beginning and then have to scroll through several pages of events to return to the time of day you were last viewing... Would also be great to have the capability for “My EAA” chosen events (Blue Starred) identified on one device to automatically transfer over to my other devices via cloud storage.
App won’t open
This might be a great app, or it might not. It does not open on my iPhone X. I get an initial screen with a pulsating black dot, and that’s it. I can accept terms, I can’t proceed, I can’t see any more. I’ve uninstalled the app and reinstalled it several times, all with no success. Too bad, I was looking forward to seeing if it had been improved over earlier years. Apparently not.
Update: All of my attempts to download and use the app were made while using a very good Wi-Fi connection to a high speed ISP. However, inexplicably, while using only a cellular connection, I was finally able to get the app to open and function. It now appears to operate satisfactorily. I will upgrade my single star to three and will continue to use the product during the event.
Developer Response ,
We have a lot going on during AirVenture and because of that, we have a LOT of information that gets downloaded into the app. We recommend having a good connection for the initial download as it can take a little bit. Once you accept the terms and conditions, it may take a minute but if you leave it open, you should be able to get into the app. If you have further questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com. Thanks!
Needs better maps
It works ok for looking at the schedule and if you desperately need to find your parking spot. It has some good info on the events too.
It really needs to improve on the maps though. No trams are listed, fairly difficult to find anything on it without going through 50 steps. I feel like it was better last year but I'm not sure.
It would be great to be able to go between a satellite view and superimposing yourself on the regular map so you can actually tell where to go. Currently, no buildings are labeled. Trams also need to be on there.
It would also be good if the schedule were broken down by hour rather than listing 100 things in a row for the whole day.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are already looking into improving on the app for next year. Thank you for using the app! We hope you enjoyed Oshkosh!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.