As we sit in the comfort of our air conditioned office, the windows rattle once every few minutes with the buzzing of planes as they come into the airport right outside.
If you’re from Oshkosh, or frequently visit Oshkosh, you may recognize this as what we call EAA, or AirVenture. This nationally recognized event draws people in from all around the nation to see new and old planes, fly around the city, and overall connect with other aviation enthusiasts.
EAA started more than 60 years ago as just a small get-together. Today, it’s known as The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. The first gathering was in the fall 1953 in Milwaukee. By the late ’60s, the growth of EAA had to move to Oshkosh, and with the help of volunteers, it was made possible for the convention to happen right here in Wisconsin. Today, more than 4,000 people still donate their time to help make EAA possible.
As part of Throw Back Thursday, we want to share with everyone some shirts we made for EAA back in 2013. It’s crazy how time flies!
This red, Stearman AV13 shirt was the life of the aviation party as its vibrancy drew in all those who loved planes. Although this shirt has been retired, it’s still something Green 3 takes pride on, especially as it’s made right here in the United States.
Check out the tan, Vintage Map AV13 shirt! We all know those who travel wander far off into the unknown world, exploring every city, town and crevice. The shirt showed the true spirit of EAA. Again, this shirt has been retired.
Lastly, the grey, US Mail Brush Stroke AV13 shirt was for all you die-hard, vintage plane lovers. The design, hand drawn and created right in Oshkosh, showed the true pride of EAA and Oshkosh- the love, the passion, the vintage, the new, the everything, of EAA. This shirt is longer available for sale.