EAA Airventure recently concluded its 2018 Fly-In Convention in Oshkosh with an astounding 10,000 aircraft, over 600,000 spectators, and 5,000 volunteers in attendance. EAA Airventure has been called “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” featuring everything from warbirds to homebuilts, so it’s easy to see why so many aviation enthusiasts flock to Oshkosh year after year.
Bob Wilson has been a long time attendee of EAA Airventure, but this was the first year Wilson Air Center was in attendance. We were privileged to send a group of talented line technicians to help serve EAA for the duration of the convention. We operated out of the Weeks Hangar facilitating rental cars, coordinating flight services with Basler Flight Service, and assisting with any other request that arose during the week. From greeting pilots, tracking down fuel, stacking and re-stacking planes, our line technicians did it all! But, despite the demanding schedule we still made sure that our line technicians enjoyed the show. They were able to meet Tammie Jo, Southwest Flight 1380 Captain, Jeff Skiles, Co-Pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, and experience the countless vendors, air shows, and fireworks each and every day.
If you attended EAA Airventure, you may have even noticed our blue WAC chocks with the famous Flying W that were spreading across the airshow! Every plane that was serviced by WAC at the Weeks hangar left Oshkosh with their own pair of chocks, but with plenty of extras we started spreading our Wilson Attitude to anything with wheels! We would like to give a special thanks to all operators of Weeks hangar for making us feel at home, Buddy and Wendy Stallings for providing us with excellent meals, and all the volunteers and hosts at Oshkosh for their hospitality! We hope to be back next year to continue spreading our Wilson Attitude and helping make EAA Airventure the best aviation event of the year!