Oshkosh Wisconsin

 

Wittman Regional Airport (OSH)

wittman regional airportOshkosh's Wittman Regional Airport is operated by Winnebago County and it is named after Experimental Aircraft Association member and aviation pioneer Steve Wittman. Steve Wittman's original home still sits on the northeast corner of Wittman Field. On March 31, 1931, Steve Wittman, air race pilot and designer, became the manager of the then Oshkosh Airport Inc. He held the airport manager's position for 38 years. On October 22, 1940 the 125 acre airport was sold to Winnebago County for $75,000. By 1948 the airport had grown to 300 acres and 4 paved runways. In 1970, the airport hosted the first Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-in. In 1972 the airport was renamed as the Wittman Regional Airport.


Wittman Regional Airport (IATA: OSH, ICAO: KOSH, FAA LID: OSH) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) south of the central business district of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. The airport is owned and operated by Winnebago County. Wittman Field, as it sometimes called, is used almost exclusively for general aviation. It is named after pioneer air racer and aircraft designer and builder Steve Wittman. The airport was originally Winnebago County Airport.

Wittman Regional Airport covers an area of 1,392 acres (563 ha) which contains four runways:

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 92,478 aircraft operations, an average of 253 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, 1% military and <1% scheduled commercial. There are 149 aircraft based at this airport: 79% single-engine, 19% multi-engine and 3% jet.

The airport is the site of the annual Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Oshkosh, an experimental aircraft and sport aviation airshow. Across Knapp St. to the west lies the campus of the EAA AirVenture Museum. For the week of AirVenture Oshkosh (known locally as "The Airshow" or "The Fly-in"), Wittman Regional is the world's busiest airport by traffic movements.
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