EAA Air Venture Show Draws Over Half a Million People in Oshkosh

The recession did not stop huge crowds from attending the E-A-A’s Air-Venture Show in Oshkosh. About 578-thousand people attended the week-long event that ended on Sunday. That’s 12-percent more than last year. The numbers of planes that showed up were the highest in four years – just over 10-thousand. That included 26-hundred show planes. E-A-A president Tom Poberezny said people make choices in hard times. And for aviation lovers, he said Oshkosh was a place they couldn’t miss. The show featured the White-Knight-Two, which is designed to send tourists into space – the Airbus-380, the world’s largest passenger plane – and an appearance by the pilot and co-pilot of the U-S Airways flight which landed safely in the Hudson River.