​​​National Blue Beret

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National Blue Beret is a Civil Air Patrol National Cadet Special Activities (NCSA) held for two weeks in the July-August timeframe located at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in support of the EAA AirVenture fly-In. During the event, Wittman Field is temporarily the busiest civilian airport in the world with over 20,000 aircraft and 500,000 people attending annually.

A CIVIL AIR PATROL National Cadet Special Activity


AirVenture Schedule
2020: July 20-26*
(*-change from previous schedule format) 

Previous Dates

2010: July 26 – August 1
2011: July 25 – July 31
2012: July 23 – July 29
2013: July 29 – August 4

2017: July 24-30
2018: July 23-29
2019: July 22-28*

Photo Gallery

18 July - 1 Aug 2022

The anticipation is almost overwhelming. Wondering if your going to be selected, finding out you made it, now what? You want to make sure you have everything you're supposed...Detailed STEPS to follow...

Have you ever participated in an air show? I mean a really BIG air show!
Picture an air show where hundreds of thousands of people come to see the many wonders of aviation.  
In real life, that picture is the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


The answers to all your questions!

  • What to expect
  • What to bring
  • What not to bring!
  • Travel Info
  • And so much more!
Getting Ready

Official pictures of the current year NBB posted daily by the NBB PAO staff. Get a peek at all that happens at Blue Beret.