TBMOPA and Daher at AirVenture
Live the ‘Oshkosh Experience’ with us!
EAA AirVenture, known worldwide as Oshkosh, by the place in Wisconsin where it is held every year, is the World's greatest aviation event. It gathers every year everything that flies: Classic planes, warbirds, vintage or experimental aircraft, ultralights, seaplanes, helicopters,
autogiros, hot air balloons, etc. You name it; there's likely an example of it at Oshkosh. For a pilot, arriving at Oshkosh is a rite of passage that can only be satisfied by being one of the more than 10,000 aircraft landings at what is during a week the busiest airport in the
Daher and TBMOPA are excited to partner again for the 20th year to invite all owners of Daher’s aircraft to visit the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year. EAA AirVenture is a gigantic pageant, and our Oshkosh invitation is very special due to Daher’s and TBMOPA’s close relationship with the EAA. As a result, TBMOPA members can access the “hidden side of Oshkosh” and benefit from a host of amenities.
Ramp Parking – Daher and TBMOPA can offer aircraft owners dedicated hard surface parking at Oshkosh in front of the old Oshkosh "commercial terminal." This gives members direct access to rental cars and fuel etc. We will have dedicated transport that will
be able to take you to the show or the VIP campground when you arrive and when you need to depart. It takes a lot of negotiation every year to get a dedicated parking area (which every other GA manufacturer tries to get their hands on); however, as a TBMOPA member, only you can access it.
IFR Slots – TBMOPA members benefit from access to “golden” IFR slots in Oshkosh daily between 7 am and 1 pm. This will allow you to arrive IFR and avoid any traffic issues. The golden slots are allocated directly by the EAA. If you prefer to arrive VFR, you can use the “Warbird” arrival, which keeps you away from slower traffic. This year you can book your parking and slot requests online. Click on the "Register" button at the top of this page to begin.
Accommodation – The best place to stay at Oshkosh is at the campground. TBMOPA has pre-booked several VIP RVs near the showgrounds to create the “TBM village.” Trailers have A/C, running water, plumbing, etc., and are an ideal way to get the best out of the show. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis for TBM owners.
2023 Daher and TBMOPA Special Events
Daher’s Aviators barbecue - As in previous years, Daher organizes his traditional barbecue
at its booth (main aircraft display south of the Boeing Plaza – booth #387-392) on Wednesday, July 26th at 6 PM. Before the dinner, an award ceremony is held to recognize leading members of the Daher’s aviator community.
The Gathering – On Thursday, July 27th, evening, Daher is a contributor to “The Gathering,” a prestigious fundraising gala dinner concluded by an auction to collect funds for the EAA Young Eagles program.
TBM village dinners – TBMOPA will host nightly dinners for all TBMOPA Members. Located at the “TBMOPA village," its professional chef will create fun and casual dishes for you. This is your opportunity to mingle with other owners and Daher experts. Daher enjoys inviting the TBMOPA community to their booth inside the show for refreshments, goodies, education, and camaraderie every year.
If you have never been to Oshkosh and own a Daher aircraft, this is the year to come. If you are a regular, be sure there will be new people to meet and exciting features to discover!
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achieved a revenue of 1.3 billion euros in 2022. Backed by its family shareholding, Daher
has been focused on innovation since its creation in 1863. With more than 10,500 employees
and offices in 13 countries, mainly in Europe and North America, Daher designs and
develops value-added solutions for its aeronautical and industrial customers and partners.
Daher manufactures two families of single-engine turboprop airplanes: the Kodiak utility
aircraft in Sandpoint, Idaho, USA, and the very efficient pressurized TBM in Tarbes, France.
The Kodiak 100 Series III is an unpressurized 8-10-seat airplane equipped with Garmin’s
G1000 NXi avionics, capable of operating on uneven and unimproved runways, or on water
in the amphibious version. Its unique combination of robust construction and remarkable
3,530 lb. useful load has resulted in many additional applications for the Kodiak, including
special missions, medevac, as a skydiving platform and more.
Daher introduced the larger Kodiak 900 version in 2022, featuring a fuselage length
extension of 3.9 feet for more passenger room and cargo space, a cruise speed increase to
210 KTAS, and a greater useful load while offering a maximum range of 1,129 nm.
Current TBM models in production are the TBM 910, equipped with Garmin’s G1000 NXi
avionics system, controlled by a keypad; and the TBM 960, featuring Pratt & Whitney
Canada’s PT6E-66XT engine and a dual-channel digital Engine and Propeller Electronic
Control System (EPECS), an autothrottle, Garmin’s G3000 avionics with touchscreen
controller, and the HomeSafe™ emergency autoland system. Both models offer increased
automation and superior performance.
As of April 15, 2023, a total of 325 Kodiak and 1,139 TBM aircraft had been delivered to
international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating some 2.5 million flight
www.kodiak.aero / www.tbm.aero