Aviation and silver screen enthusiasts are in for a treat during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 as the Fly-In Theater returns with eight aviation films shown across the week-long event. This year’s schedule covers several eras of movies from the 1940s to the present day.

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For more than 15 years, the Fly-In Theater has been a tradition for AirVenture attendees. Located adjacent to EAA’s Camp Scholler campground, the Fly-In Theater provides the perfect opportunity to relax after a long day of air shows, exhibits, and workshops. The nightly movies are shown on a five-story high movie screen with free popcorn available to attendees. The Fly-In Theater is presented by Lycoming.

The Fly-In Theater films, which are included with AirVenture daily and weekly admission, are shown nightly from Saturday, July 20, through Saturday, July 27 (weather permitting), beginning at 8:30 p.m. For many of the films, special guests connected with the film or the aircraft involved will help introduce the screening.

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This year’s lineup includes:

  • Saturday, July 20: Top Gun (1986) – The all-time favorite film about naval aviation starring Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards, and Val Kilmer.
  • Sunday, July 21: A Million Miles Away (2023) – Michael Peña stars in a biopic about former NASA astronaut José Hernandez and his inspiring journey to achieve his dream.
  • Monday, July 22: Fighter Squadron (1948) – Edmond O’Brien, Robert Stack, and John Rodney star in this World War II-era film about the struggles of leading a fighter squadron in the days leading up to D-Day.
  • Tuesday, July 23: Toward the Unknown (1956) – A war romance film about test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base set during the dawn of supersonic flight. Starring William Holden and Virginia Leith.
  • Wednesday, July 24: Fire Birds (1990) – Nicholas Cage stars in an action film about a group of helicopter pilots tasked with dismantling one of South America’s largest drug cartels.
  • Thursday, July 25: Captains of the Clouds (1942) – An action film about a group of bush pilots who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to do their part in World War II. Starring James Cagney and Dennis Morgan.
  • Friday, July 26: The Blue Angels (2024) – Soar with The Blue Angels in a brand-new documentary featuring never-before-seen footage that chronicles a year with the Navy’s elite Flight Demonstration Squadron — from selection through the challenging training and demanding show season — showcasing the extraordinary teamwork, passion, and pride that fuels America’s best, the Blue Angels.
  • Saturday, July 27: The Right Stuff (1983) – Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, and Dennis Quaid star in this classic film adaptation of the Tom Wolfe novel chronicling the first 15 years of the U.S. space program.

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About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s membership convention. Additional information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available at For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or visit