EAA AirVenture 2018 by the numbers

Published: Jul. 30, 2018 at 5:05 PM CDT
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EAA AirVenture 2018 is now in the books, and Action 2 News is getting some insight on attendance numbers.

AirVenture officials say about 601,000 people were on the grounds throughout the week, a nearly two percent increase from 2017's record of about 590,000 people.

More than 10,000 aircraft arrived at Wittmen Regional Airport in Oshkosh and other airports in east-central Wisconsin this last week.

Total showplanes came in at 2,979, 1,160 home-built aircraft, 1,094 vintage airplanes, 377 warbirds, 185 ultralights and light-sport aircraft, 75 seaplanes, 22 rotorcraft, 52 aerobatic aircraft, and 14 hot air balloons.

The estimated economic impact the show brought to five counties in Northeast Wisconsin totaled $170 million, that's based on the 2017 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh economic impact study.

A record 2,714 visitors registered from 87 nations. The top countries represented included Canada (538 visitors), Australia (386) and South Africa (277).

AirVenture Chairmen and CEO, Jack Pelton, says next year the air show will be celebrating its 50th consecutive year in Oshkosh.