Although the entire week is exciting, we'd recommend going earlier if you hate crowds, or later in the week if you seek the energy of the festival at full tilt. Saturday is "Super Saturday" at Oshkosh, where so much awesomeness goes down that we'd run out of bulletpoints before sharing all the aircraft and event highlights, so just go see for yourself (or check out the event listings on the official site). To get really down and dirty, pull up your sleeves to help build their "One Week Wonder," a kit aircraft that'll be completely constructed by volunteers and tested in just seven days.
Tickets to EAA AirVenture 2014 can be purchased both online and at the gate. It's $43 per person for a one-day ticket (or just $22 on the final day, August 3), but discounts are available for students, children and military/veterans. Purchase a $40 EAA membership to score the tickets for just $28. See the official website for daily activity listings and ticket purchases.
Can't make it? It's cool. While dreaming about the possibility of attending EAA AirVenture 2015, keep up with live photos by watching the #OSH14 hashtag on Instagram, webcams on the EAA site, and second-by-second tweets also using the #OSH14 hashtag on Twitter. Oh, and check out some of the awesome photos from Oshkosh past in our archives, and from our friend and Oshkosh buddy Ian Petchenik's Flickr.
Our video from EAA AirVenture 2012 with Southwest Air:
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher; Video: Joe Corrigan]