EAA Welcomes Thousands of Pilots
- Hundreds of thousands of airplane enthusiasts are gearing up for the EAA.«
The Experimental Aircraft Association's airventure is getting underway this week in Oshkosh.
Fields around the convention site are already filled with aircraft including Cessnas, Pipers and Mooneys.
A half million people and thousands of pilots are expected to land in Oshkosh this week.
Pilots actually fly in together depending on the type of aircraft they have.
The mass fly-ins have become huge events for the massive crowds each year.
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