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    AirVenture Acreage???

    I've always kinda wondered, anyone know just how many acres the whole AirVenture site occupies? Not counting parking lots and runways?
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    Total area: 10,359,679.04 ft² = 237.82550596878 Acres
    The area is petty much where people would be walking during the show.
    Not sure if that is what you were looking for?

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    Cool. Thanks for the info - Us city slickers are hard pressed to convert space into land acreage - lol
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    That area is partly made of Winnebago county land and some EAA land. Also all of Scholler is EAA land as well, as well as all the land around the museum. If you want to explore this is a great link to figure out who owns what in the parcel viewer.

    https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/planning-and-zoning/gis
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    Not really interested in who owns what land parcel, more just seeking a figure to use describing the event in terms of how many acres of airplanes and airplane people comprise the average AirVenture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHICAGORANDY View Post
    Not really interested in who owns what land parcel, more just seeking a figure to use describing the event in terms of how many acres of airplanes and airplane people comprise the average AirVenture.
    Given that Wrongway only gave you the show grounds, add another 500 acres for Scholler.

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    google earth allows you to measure areas. Click on the "ruler" in the tool bar, and then select :polygon". Select your units of measurement and go at it. Pretty straight forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrongway Feldman View Post
    Total area: 10,359,679.04 ft² = 237.82550596878 Acres
    The area is petty much where people would be walking during the show.
    Not sure if that is what you were looking for?

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    You could visualize, or measure this way. 1 acre is 43,560 Sq ft. or 66 ft by 660 ft. or 208.71 ft by 208.71 ft. I expect to see a lot of people with tape measures next year !
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    Thanks for the Google Earth mini tutorial Kim. Looks like counting in the Musuem, North and South 40 areas AirVenture is 'about' 1500 acres all in.

    I've never used Earth for more than visual sightseeing before. Nice to see what the tools can yield - lol
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