The 2017 Experimental Aviation Association’s AirVenture extravaganza reported record attendance, topping 600,000. For one week in July, Wittman Field was the busiest airport in the world, recording more than 15,500 aircraft arrivals and departures. Bringing together enthusiasts from all walks of life, the event showcases industry innovations, futuristic ideas, and curiosities from aviation history. Special events included an airshow by the Blue Angels and a reunion of six Apollo astronauts in a forum drawing an audience of 7,000. Among the 880 exhibitions were Jeff Bezos’ reusable rockets and crew capsules, the B-29 flying Superfortress, and man-carrying drones by China’s Ehang. Large companies, like Airbus and Uber, while not presenting, did send reps. Among the most interesting guests was aviation enthusiast Ian Kharma, who is also president of Botswana. His security detail reportedly told him he could look, but not fly.