When is Airventure Cup 2017?

The 20th Anniversary of the AirVenture Cup Cross-Country Air Race will take place at 9am on July 23, 2017, from Mt. Vernon, IL to Wausau, WI, with several intermediate turning points creating a course of 400+ nautical miles. The race is open to a wide variety of pilots and aircraft, from sport pilots to astronauts, and J-3 Cubs to Turbine Legends.
Aircraft will be grouped into classes based on their experimental or production certification, engine size, induction type, and landing gear configuration to keep every aircraft competitive.

The AVC has become a highly visible component of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and embodies the resourcefulness, inclusiveness, and volunteer spirit that are the hallmarks of both the Experimental Aircraft Association and AirVenture Oshkosh.

Countdown To Race Day

2017/07/23 09:00:00

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What is the AirVenture Cup?

The AirVenture Cup Cross-Country Air Race (AVC) is the world’s premier amateur open-circuit air race open to all experimental and factory-built aircraft. The AVC seeks to recreate the spirit of the great air races of the Golden Age of Aviation, such as the famed Bendix Trophy. It is held annually on the opening weekend of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in and convention in late July, and most participants fly into Oshkosh at the race’s conclusion.

The AVC has become a highly visible component of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and embodies the resourcefulness, inclusiveness, and volunteer spirit that are the hallmarks of both the Experimental Aircraft Association and AirVenture Oshkosh.

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    Open to both Experimental and Factory Class aircraft the Airventure Cup Race has been running for 19 years and provides for like minded men and women of all ages to enjoy the spirit of General Aviation in a fun and competitive environment.