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Vintage Announces 2018 AirVenture Forum Schedule

Vintage Forums, sponsored by B&C Specialty Products, will all be held in the Vintage Hangar.

Monday, July 23

8:00 AM – VAA Town Hall Meeting presented by Susan Dusenbury

Join us for coffee and Tall Pines Donuts at 7:30. Meet and talk with the VAA officers and directors over free coffee and donuts. Vintage leaders will discuss recent activities of the association, current plans, and our goals for the future. This is your opportunity to express your thoughts and our opportunity to hear them.

9:00 AM – TBD

10:00 AM – Fun & Affordable Vintage Aircraft presented by Bill Pancake

So you want to buy a vintage airplane? Bill Pancake, A&P IA, will discuss all aspects of purchasing and owning vintage aircraft, such as pre-purchase inspections, operation cost, maintenance, and parts availability. He’ll also suggest some fun and affordable entry-level vintage aircraft to look into!

11:00 AM – Stromberg Carburetor Maintenance presented by Bob Kachergius

Bob Kachergius is the go-to guy when you have problems with Stromberg Carburetors, or any carburetor for that matter. This forum will discuss some common issues with carburetor maintenance, such as why some carbs will leak and how to fix them. Be prepared to learn a lot, and feel free to bring any specific carburetor questions you have!

Tuesday, July 24

8:00 AM – New Unleaded Avgas for Vintage Aircraft presented by Brian Stirm

With the development and availability of new unleaded fuels for aviation, specifically UL94 avgas, this forum will give an overview of the historic use of unleaded fuels in general and the new marketplace of unleaded fuels both now and in the future.  This will be an understandable technical discussion of important fuel properties that all older aircraft operators should be aware of.

9:00 AM – Swift Museum Foundation Forum presented by Jim “Frog” Jones

Come to hear everything Swift. Presented by Jim “Frog” Jones, President of the Swift Museum Foundation, this forum will discuss the airplane’s history, current topics with the Swift, and recent activities of the club. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Swift Museum Foundation, so this will be a forum you don’t want to miss!

10:00 AM – ADSB & Vintage Airplanes presented by Dave Abrams

Dave Abrams, member of the Ercoupe Owners Club, will be talking all about ADSB and its integration with vintage airplanes. Questions answered in this forum include: “What is ADSB?”, “Do you have to install ADSB?”, “Why is ADSB more expensive for Ercoupe owners?”, “What are your options for meeting the ADSB mandate?”, and “What are the choices and costs to meet the mandate?”

11:00 AM – Youth Forum presented by Dillon Barron

Calling all kids who are interested in aviation! This forum is being put on by our Vintage Youth Ambassadors – all young people with a wide variety of involvement in aviation, from flying to maintenance to engineering. Come hear their stories and learn how you can get involved in the aviation world, too! This forum is for the young and young at heart – all are welcome.

Wednesday, July 25

8:00 AM – Mods & STC’s on Small Continental Engines presented by Don Wade

Don Wade will be discussing everything related to modifications and STC’s on smaller Continental engines, such as the A-65’s, C-85’s, O-200’s, etc. Don holds the STC’s for many of the mods for these engines, so he’s the guy to talk to if you have any questions.

9:00 AM – Ask the AME presented by Dr. John Patterson

Come and ask an AME any questions you have about your next flight medical exam, what medications are okay, blood pressure readings, which medical exemptions are available, etc. Ask your questions without the stress of asking during your flight physical exam.

10:00 AM – Hatz Biplane Association Forum presented by Kevin Conner

Come to hear everything about the Hatz Biplane, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Presented by Kevin Conner, President of the Hatz Biplane Association, this forum will discuss the rich history of this beautiful airplane and recent activities of the club.

11:00 AM – Aeronca Aviators Club Forum presented by Robert Szego

Come to hear everything Aeronca. Presented by Robert Szego, President of the Aeronca Aviators Club, this forum will discuss current topics with the Aeronca and recent activities of the club.

Thursday, July 26

8:00 AM – TBD

9:00 AM – International Cessna 195 Club Forum presented by John Barron and Bill Milton

Come to hear everything about the Cessna 195. Presented by John Barron and Bill Milton of the International Cessna 195 Club, this forum will discuss current topics with the Cessna 195 and recent activities of the club.

10:00 AM – Fairchild Club Forum presented by Mike Kelly

Come to hear everything Fairchild. Presented by Mike Kelly, President of the Fairchild Club, this forum will discuss current topics with the Fairchild and recent activities of the club.

11:00 AM – American Waco Club Forum presented by John Gerth

Come to hear everything Waco. Presented by John Gerth, President of the American Waco Club, this forum will discuss current topics with the Waco and recent activities of the club.

Friday, July 27

8:00 AM – A Five-Minute Walk Around of a Fabric Piper presented by Clyde Smith

Clyde Smith, “The Cub Doctor,” will present his famous safety walk around of the fabric Piper, but will be helpful for any aircraft preflight inspection. This hour-long program will cover how to make sure your aircraft is safe to fly every time you prepare to aviate. Clyde loves answering questions, so bring them to this forum!

9:00 AM – Utilization of Drones in NTSB Investigations presented by Bill English

Drones are everywhere in the news these days, with many stories of risks and dangers… but have you ever thought of drones as something that can help transportation safety?!?! The NTSB is putting small drones to good use during investigations. Mapping accident scenes, getting in close to hazardous sites, and modelling terrain and wreckage, are all being done today in NTSB investigations. Learn how this “drones for good” application can be helping to make aviation safer!

10:00 AM – New Unleaded Avgas for Vintage Aircraft presented by Brian Stirm

With the development and availability of new unleaded fuels for aviation, specifically UL94 avgas, this forum will give an overview of the historic use of unleaded fuels in general and the new marketplace of unleaded fuels both now and in the future.  This will be an understandable technical discussion of important fuel properties that all older aircraft operators should be aware of.

11:00 AM – Fun & Affordable Vintage Aircraft presented by Bill Pancake

So you want to buy a vintage airplane? Bill Pancake, A&P IA, will discuss all aspects of purchasing and owning vintage aircraft, such as pre-purchase inspections, operation cost, maintenance, and parts availability. He’ll also suggest some fun and affordable entry-level vintage aircraft to look into!

 

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