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Engage with NASA Ames Experts at Oshkosh 2022

Visitors walking in front of NASA’s pavilion at Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Visitors to the 2022 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, can find a wide range of aeronautical exhibits, activities, and experts to engage with at NASA’s pavilion.

Each summer, more than half a million aviation enthusiasts and experts from around the planet descend into a regional airport near Oshkosh, Wisconsin to attend the world’s largest airshow and fly-in.  

This year, opportunities to engage with NASA at the event are more plentiful than ever, and we invite you to come and join in the fun with us! This also include ways to connect with experts and the projects from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Here’s how to find us at the 2022 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA),  EAA AirVenture Oshkosh  (or “Oshkosh” for short)  event: 


These are in-person activities taking place in the NASA Pavilion from July 25-31. 

Air Traffic Management – eXploration 

  • The Air Traffic Management – eXploration, or ATM-X, project will transform the air traffic management system to safely accommodate the growing demand of new air vehicles to enter the airspace to perform a variety of missions. DANTi (Detect and Avoid iN the Cockpit), developed at NASA Langley, leverages advancements achieved in surveillance and Detect and Avoid technologies for unmanned aircraft systems as a safety-enhancing capability for pilots of manned aircraft to remain well clear and avoid potential collisions. 

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Sky for All  

  • Sky for All is a community co-developed vision of the mid-21st century future aviation system. The vision is needed to guide NASA and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) research and devlopment investment decisions. We recognize that the Sky for All vision is best obtained by listening to the stakeholders of the future aviation system. Co-development describes how we intend to create this vision, and co-development starts with you. We will strive to clarify and refine the vision based on the input you provide via the Sky for All web portal. 

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Data & Reasoning Fabric  

  • Data & Reasoning Fabric, or DRF, is a new capability is being explored by NASA researchers that would enable the distribution of many kinds of information in flight and help different kinds of aircraft make decisions in flight. That capability is the idea behind DRF, or a NASA activity exploring if it’s possible to create an information infrastructure that can help assemble useful data and reasoning services to provide in-time information to autonomous aircraft for decision making. The intent is to form a connected, interwoven “fabric” of intelligence that sends aircraft specific, tailored information, wherever they are. While this project is focused on future autonomous systems, DRF could even be applied to traditional transport systems. 

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Ames experts will participate in panel sessions at the Forum buildings at Oshkosh. 

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. CDT 

  • Forum Stage 9 
  • Future Airspace Operations and Digital Flight Rules 
  • NASA is exploring a proposed new operating mode called digital flight, a complement to Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Under digital flight rules, the aircraft operator would use automation, traffic awareness, information services, and cooperative practices to ensure separation from other flights in VMC and IMC. The presentation describes how digital flight safely increases airspace access and operating flexibility for qualified operators, and its harmonizing approach to emerging future operations. 


  • David Wing, Langley Research Center 
  • Parimal Kopardekar, Ames 

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. CDT 

  • Aviation Gateway Park Forum Tent 
  • NASA Supersonics Research — Leading Toward Quiet Supersonic Flight 
  • Presentation will review NASA’s research on supersonic flight, our wind tunnel and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) studies, and details about the X-59 mission and flight test plans. Goal of X-59 flights is to provide data to FAA to allow civilian supersonic over land as long as boom is quiet enough. 


  • Don Durston, Ames 

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. CDT 

  • Aviation Gateway Park Forum Tent 
  • Women at NASA 
  • Hear from women leaders across the NASA aeronautical centers. They will discuss the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) portfolio, NASA Center roles and collaboration, and share their personal stories describing their path to leadership. 


  • Casey Swails, NASA Headquarters 

  • Mary DiJoseph, Langley 

  • Huy Tran, Ames 

  • Starr Ginn, AFRC 

  • Jamesa Stokes, GRC 

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. CDT


  • Davis Hackenberg, NASA Headquarters 

  • Starr Ginn, Armstrong 

  • Shivanjli Sharma, Ames 

  • Adam Yingling, Armstrong 

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. CDT 

  • Forum Stage 2 
  • Wind Tunnel Testing for Quesst X-59  
  • The first flight of the groundbreaking quiet supersonic NASA/Lockheed X-59 is nearly upon us, but how did we get here? The team at NASA has supported research into quiet supersonic aircraft for several decades. Multiple facilities at three NASA centers have supported tests focusing on vehicle aerodynamics and propulsion, flight test probe calibration, and sonic boom research. This presentation will cover the ups, downs, challenges, and successes of the test team as they contributed to the X-59 program! 


  • Mitchell Ahaus, Glenn 

  • Tony Grandinetti, Glenn 

  • Don Durston, Ames 

  • John Wolter, Glenn 

EAA Radio Interviews  

For one week each year, a dedicated group of EAA volunteers broadcast live from a one-of-a-kind radio station: a station completely devoted to all things AirVenture. From opening day to the final wind down, EAA Radio is the source for live, up-to-date information for those attending the event and those who wish they were. And now you can listen to our broadcasts year-round, streaming on the web or your mobile device via TuneIn


9:15 a.m. CDT  

  • System-Wide Safety 
  • Misty Davies, Ames 


9:00 a.m. CDT  

  • Advanced Air Mobility 
  • Shivanjli Sharma, Ames 

EAA Announcer’s Stand Interviews (Flight Line) 


12:00 p.m. CDT  

  • Sustainable Aviation, AAM, Women in Aeronautics Leadership  
  • Huy Tran, Ames 

Banner image caption: Visitors to the 2022 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, can find a wide range of aeronautical exhibits, activities, and experts to engage with at NASA’s pavilion. Credits: NASA

Learn more: 

  • To explore all of NASA’s activities at this event, we recommend you visit  Oshkosh’s schedule  or download their app to plan your experience. Also, our aeronautical innovators will be inside the NASA Pavilion to assist you. 

For news media: 

  • Members of the news media interested in covering this topic should reach out to the  NASA Ames newsroom