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Record-setting year at EAA AirVenture

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OSHKOSH (WKOW) -- Organizers of the EAA fly-in in Oshkosh say the event went better than ever before.

EAA says over the course of the week 16,278 aircraft flew in and out of Oshkosh, the most ever.

Final attendance numbers aren't in yet, but organizers estimate about 550,000 people came to AirVenture, which would be the most since 2005.

"We had a big increase in attendance this year, big increase in camping, big increase in air traffic this year," said EAA Spokesman Dick Knapinski. "Just a wonderful week with the events, the airplanes, the people that were here."

Among the highlights of this year's fly-in included the Apollo 13 astronauts, the Goodyear blimp and the U.S. Special Ops 'Para-Commandos' parachutists.

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