AirVenture marks 50 years in Oshkosh as aviation has become synonymous with the city

AirVenture marks 50 years in Oshkosh as aviation has become synonymous with the city
2019-07-16 09:18

OSHKOSH — Steve Wittman made a pitch.
The airport he ran here had two runways, one that ran east-west and another north-south.
Equally important in his 1969 proposal to Paul Poberezny was the land that surrounded the air strips. It would provide ample room to park planes and campers from around the globe and ultimately create an internationally heralded event that is the gold standard for those fascinated with wings, aeronautics and the people pushing aviation forward.

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