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Camp Operations

Aviation Exploration Base

Day in the life of an Explorer

5 am- Wake up to Civil Air Patrol reveille

5:10 am- Go back to sleep.

7 am- Wake up to jets or Bonanzas or T6's on runway 9/27. 

7:10 am- Go back to sleep.

7:30 am- Too hot in tent, actually get up.

7-9 am- Breakfast, hangout with friends.

1st shifts most likely will be at 8 am or 11 am, others will be later. Everyone has at least one shift per day some might have 2 shifts, each shift is 2-3 hours.

There are no flightline shifts from 3-6 p.m. because of the daily airshows. 

During the day hangout on the AirVenture grounds with friends and family, attend ground school classes, airshows, Fly-market, collage row, explore the aircraft in the air and ground. If you buy a drone, flying them in Oshkosh airspace is prohibited.

Lunch is served from 11 am-1 pm.

Dinner is served from 5-7 pm.

The airport is closed to incoming and departing air traffic for airshows.

Explorers might have a 6-8 pm shift.

If you come back to camp smelling like jet fuel and sweat then showers would be appreciated by your fellow explorers. If you don't smell like sweat, jet fuel is an acceptable aroma.

8-10 pm activities are movies, games with friends under the large tent, attend Monday music concert, youth meetings and elections, and hang out.

10 pm - Everyone is in camp

11 pmLights out 

NOTE: No day is exactly the same.  Follow this basic guide to keep you on track for your daily doings.  Have fun and be safe!

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