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Vintage AirVenture 2016 Daily Events

This calendar is constantly being updated.  Check postings at The Red Barn HQ, Vintage Hangar, and Tall Pines Café for more details and latest updates. (Last Updated 07-23-2016.)

Pre-Convention:

Tall Pines Cafe’ is open for breakfast from Friday, July 22 through Saturday, July 30. Also open for supper Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. Tall pines is operated totally by Vintage Volunteers as a service to our showplane pilots, families, and guests.

Tall Pines Cafe’ is open for breakfast from Friday, July 22 through Saturday, July 30. Also open for supper Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. Tall pines is operated totally by Vintage Volunteers as a service to our showplane pilots, families, and guests.

Volunteers are at work preparing for our members and guests.  If you can give some time, please visit Gerry, Debbie, Denise and Lynn at the Volunteer Center located at the corner of Wittman Road and Vern Avenue outside the Red Barn.  We have jobs for all skill and experience levels.  Become an active part of Vintage AirVenture.

Tall Pines Café, our new permanent facility on Wittman Road by the Ultralight runway, will be open for both breakfast and supper on Saturday and Sunday Pre-Convention – breakfast only the rest of the week.  Tall Pines is operated 100% by Vintage Volunteers to serve our members and guests.  Check with Steve Nesse at Tall Pines if you can give some volunteer hours.

EVENTS REPEATING MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY:
(Scroll down for times of daily events and individual forums)

Vintage Forums sponsored by B&C Speciality Products are held in the Vintage Hangar Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 11:00 am.  REMINDER: Type Club exhibit tables will be in open Monday thru Friday only from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and will be closed during Forums hours.

NEW:  WWI Encampment and Operating WWI Aircraft.  Located in the woods just behind the Vintage Hangar we will have a recreation of a WWI flying encampment including four or more operating antique WWI aircraft and replicas.  These planes will do engine run-ups Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening at the encampment (after the air show – time approximately 6:00 pm).  One of these WWI aircraft will be featured at Vintage in Review each morning at 11:00 am.  Check at the Red Barn for location updates.  This is something every Vintage member should see and thank the volunteers who are bringing this active recreation.

NEW:  Expanded Vintage Bookstore.  Located just south of the Vintage Hangar in Bill Rose Plaza, the Vintage Bookstore has accumulated a large and varied inventory of used and/or out-of-print aviation books. Susan Dusenbury invites you to come and buy a book, browse, or just take a break.  Come and read a while on our new, large, covered front porch.  The VAA Bookstore will accept donated books during AirVenture as well.  Donated books can be tax deductible since VAA is a 501(C)(3) corporation.

interview-circle-111:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle in the Rose Plaza just east of the Vintage Hangar. Ray Johnson interviews the owners and restorers of many beautiful and unique vintage airplanes beginning at 11:00 am Monday through Friday.  NEW for 2016: Ray will open each day with one of the featured WWI aircraft, pilots, and reenactors. Plenty of bleacher seating which is also a great place from which to watch the airshow.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Type Club representatives will be available in the Vintage Hangar Monday through Friday. Vintage hosts representatives of many aircraft type clubs. They can answer questions about specific vintage aircraft, such as Aeroncas,Bellancas,Cubs, Cessnas, Navions, Pipers, Wacos,  and many others.  View all of our affiliated Type Clubs here.

Hand Propping Demonstrations “Prop it Right and Save a Life” – Greg and Cindy Heckman will demonstrate the Safe and Legal way to hand prop an aircraft engine.  Many vintage aircraft must be started by hand propping since they have no electric starter.  We have taught over a thousand visitors how to safely hand prop engines here at Oshkosh over the past years since Dale Gustafson suggested, and conducted the first demonstrations here at Oshkosh.  Gus has Gone West and we miss him!

Metal Shaping Demonstrations  See metal shaping of aircraft cowlings and other compound surfaces performed by experts, Dave and Maxwell Wenglarz.  Watch closely and you may be given a chance to try your hand at it.  Located on the outside South side of the Vintage Hangar.  Demonstrations every day, Monday – Friday.

Paul’s Vintage Workshop in the Northeast corner of the Vintage Hangar.  A&P’s, Jim Hamilton and Don Bartlett will demonstrate a variety of workshop activities each day, Monday – Friday. See schedule in Hangar for specific times for each activity.

Radial Engine Demonstration – The Radial Engine company will totally assemble an antique radial engine from parts during the week and will start the engine near the last days of the convention. Volunteers welcome to help. Come and learn from the experts. At the North side of the Vintage Hangar.

Red Barn Hospitality and Information –  Sandy and Barry Perlman host the Hospitality area.  They have information, emergency phone numbers, schedules of events, popcorn and lemonade.  They can also arrange some transportation on and off the field.  You can pick up your participant plaque if you flew an aircraft into the vintage area, or purchase tickets for the Vintage Picnic held on Wednesday at 6:30 pm in our NEW Tall Pines Cafe. All of this they do with a big smile.

Monday, July 25:

8:00 am: Stromberg Carburetor Trouble Shooting Forum – Bob Kachergius presenting.  Bob is the go-to guy when you have problems with Stromberg Carburetors, or any carburetor for that matter. Bob will describe why some carbs will leak and how to fix them. Be prepared to learn a Lot.

9:00 am: Ask an AME presented by, John Patterson, M.D., AME. Come and ask an AME any questions you have about your next flight medical exam, what medications are OK, blood pressure readings, which medical exemptions are available, etc. Ask your questions without the stress of asking during your flight physical exam.  Dr. Patterson is the author of the excellent, “Ask the AME”, articles in the Vintage Airplane magazine.

10:00 am: Clyde Smith, (The Cub Doctor) will present his famous, “A five minute, Aircraft Safety Walk Around”.  In this hour-long program, Clyde will show, and demonstrate 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.

10:30 am – Aviation author interviews and book talks at Interview Circle hosted by Susan Dusenburry.

N22D is a rare clipped-wing Stearman, originally a 1942 PT-17. Herb Clark, a vintage member from Florida. will be flying this rare Stearman to Oshkosh.

N22D is a rare clipped-wing Stearman, originally a 1942 PT-17. Herb Clark, a vintage member from Florida. will be flying this rare Stearman to Oshkosh.

11:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle. Ray Johnson interviews the owners and restorers of many beautiful and unique vintage airplanes Monday through Friday.  NEW for 2016: Ray will open each day with one of the featured WWI aircraft, pilots, and re-enactors.  Our second feature today is N22D, a rare clipped-wing Stearman, originally a 1942 PT-17. Herb Clark, owner and a vintage member from Florida, will be interviewed.  Plenty of bleacher seating which is also a great place from which to watch the airshow.

1:00 pm pm: Interview Circle Special EventEAA Radio will broadcast live interviews representatives from Swift Fuels on new fuel options for vintage aircraft. With a Federal mandate looming to eliminate leaded fuel in the Aviation Market, Swift Fuels has become an industry leader in the development of a fuel that will work in our old flying machines. One of the biggest hurdles any competitor has to face in this market is the massive challenges of distribution of this all new un-leaded fuel throughout the nation. Swift Fuels is already well along the path to solving the distribution of their newly developed fuel which now also meets the new Federal Standards as required in ASTM D910-95a avgas specification.  EAA Radio will also conduct a live interview with Vintage Vice President Dave Clark with details about the Vintage Youth Ambassadors.  A final live interview will feature Andrew King and the WWI Reenactment.

Tuesday, July 26:

8:00 am: Interstate Cadet League, The Pearl Harbor Cadet story.  Steve Dawson and others, Presenting

9:00am, Aeronca Forum Bill Pancake, Presenting. Bill is an A&P, IA, Commercial Pilot and CFII. Everything you ever wanted to know about Aeronca airplanes.  Bill will answer all of your Aeronca questions.

10:00 am:  How we judge your Vintage AirplanesPresented by Jerry Brown, VAA Chief Judge and others. This Forum will explain, in detail, how the Vintage Judges will judge your airplane at Oshkosh.  Everyone will receive a sample judging sheet and all of the items will be explained in full.  Bring your questions, we will answer them all.  At the end of the presentation, we will take the audience to a vintage airplane in the front of the hangar and demonstrate how each item is judged in detail.

10:30 am – Aviation author interviews and book talks at Interview Circle hosted by Susan Dusenburry.

Ted Teach's N14985, a freshly-restored 1936 Ryan ST. Only five Ryan STs were built.

Ted Teach’s N14985, a freshly-restored 1936 Ryan ST. Only five Ryan STs were built.

11:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle. -Ray will open the day with one of the featured WWI aircraft, pilots, and re-enactors.  Today will also feature Ted Teach and N14985, his freshly-restored 1936 Ryan ST. Only five Ryan STs were built (not to be confused with the STAs), and N14985 is the only one left flying. Plenty of bleacher seating which is also a great place from which to watch the airshow.

6:00 pm – WWI Aircraft Engine Run-Ups  At the WWI encampment in the woods behind the Vintage Hangar. The WWI pilots will do engine run-ups as well as talk about their aircraft. (after the air show – time approximately 6:00 pm)

Wednesday, July 27 – Vintage Youth Day

8:00 am: The Fairchild Club ForumPresented by Mike Kelly and others from the Fairchild Club. The Fairchild Club offers all you could want to know about the Fairchild Airplanes. Bring your questions and experiences involving your airplanes or their restorations.

From left to right: Andrew, Dillon, Charlie, Luke

From left to right: Andrew, Dillon, Charlie, Luke

9:00 am: VAA Youth Forum “Calling ALL youth who are interested in aviation” This Forum is being put on BY our Youth and FOR our Youth. They are inviting all young people (and older folks as well) to come and hear how they can become involved with aviation in general, the Vintage Aircraft Association, and the VAA Youth Ambassadors.  Our Youth panel will share some of their experiences about how they became involved with aviation, and how others can become involved in aviation activities as well.

Presented by the VAA Youth Ambassadors, Chairman, Dillon Barron, age 20, Private Pilot, Commercial, multi engine, and soon to be CFI.  Dillon was the Gold Lindy Winner of a Cessna 170 in 2014 and will begin his first year as a VAA Judge of Classic airplanes this year.  Charlie Waterhouse, age 21, Private pilot, a Junior at Purdue University School of Aeronautical Engineering. And a Long-Time VAA Volunteer during AirVenture.  Luke Lachendro, age 18, Private Pilot, Long-Time VAA Volunteer, and Chairman of the VAA Welcome Wagon program delivering cold bottles of water, VAA events programs, and other goodies to arriving pilots and passengers in the Vintage aircraft parking area.  Andrew Griffith, age 19, Private pilot, FAA Powerplant Mechanic and working on his Airframe ticket. Sierra Lund, 17, who made a successful forced landing on a golf course on her first cross country solo.  Sierra and her father are flying her Cessna 140 to Oshkosh and will be featured Thursday morning at Vintage in Review.  This program is for the Young and the Young at heart. All are welcome.

10:00 am: VAA Town Hall Meeting.  At this meeting VAA leaders will discuss recent activities of the association, current plans, and our goals for the future. We will also answer any questions you may have on the activities of the association, the publications, membership services and more. We hope to let the membership know as much about the association as possible. Please bring your comments and suggestions to this meeting.  We need to hear your praises and gripes as well.

10:30 am – Aviation author interviews and book talks at Interview Circle hosted by Susan Dusenburry.

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This is NC20200, a rare 1937 Spartan Executive model 7W, powered by a 450 H.P. Super Charged Pratt & Whitney R-985 engine, owned and flown by Steve Marini from Danville, California.

11:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle. Ray will open the day with one of the featured WWI aircraft, pilots, and re-enactors. Ray will also be featuring this 1937 Spartan Executive owned and flown by Steve Marini from Danville, California.  Interesting is the fact that Steve bought this airplane in 1998 and did not yet have a pilots license.  He does now and will be flying it to Oshkosh!  If this happens, it could be an all time record of that many at the same place at one time.  Check the Spartan parking area by Monday for your photo op since some pilots have to leave early.Plenty of bleacher seating which is also a great place from which to watch the airshow.

5:00 pm:  Vintage Annual Membership Meeting at Tall Pines Café.  All VAA members and friends are invited to attend.

6:00 pm:  Tall Pines Café Dedication Ceremony

6:30 pm:  Annual Vintage Picnic at Tall Pines Cafe.  Tickets are available for purchase at the Information Center in the Red Barn.  You must purchase your ticket in advance and they often sell out early in the week.

9:00 – 10:00 – Evening Air Show and Fireworks Display.  Popcorn available at the Red Barn.

Thursday, July 28:

8:00 am: The Navion Club Forum. The forum will involve a thorough discussion of the Navion and celebrate the 70 th anniversary of this beloved airplane. Presented by Chris Gardner and others. Bring your questions and stories about your airplanes to this forum.

Jan Johnson from San Jose, California in her pristine highly polished 1952 Cessna 195

Jan Johnson from San Jose, California in her pristine highly polished 1952 Cessna 195

9:00 am: Cessna 195 Club Forum.  Come to the Cessna 195 Forum and learn everything you ever wanted to know about this famous bird. Maintenance, restoration, care and feeding of this big bird and other issues will be discussed. John Baron and Bill Melton will be presiding.

10:00 am: Cessna 120/140 Membership Forum – Gene Adkins and others presenting.  Come for an interesting exchange of information and experiences involving the Cessna 120 and 140 aircraft types. Maintenance and other issues will be discussed.

10:30 am – Aviation author interviews and book talks at Interview Circle hosted by Susan Dusenburry.

11:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle. Ray Johnson interviews the owners and restorers of many beautiful and unique vintage airplanes Monday through Friday.  NEW for 2016: Ray will open each day with one of the featured WWI aircraft, pilots, and reenactors. Today we will also feature Jan Johnson from San Jose, California in her pristine highly polished 1952 Cessna 195 named Elsie (Military designation – LC-126C Mil Reg. 51-6987delivered to the U.S. Army in the Spring of 1952.) Plenty of bleacher seating which is also a great place from which to watch the airshow.

Recently, all over the news was a story about Sierra Lund on her first solo. From Peachtree City, Georgia, Sierra was flying a Cessna 150 when things went awry. This 17 year old young lady did everything right and made a successful forced landing on a golf course.

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Sierra Lund on her first solo cross country in a 150.

Sierra is flying her Cessna 140 with her Father to Oshkosh and will be with us to tell her story today on “VINTAGE IN REVIEW.” Sierra will be appearing with her father and Judy Birchler, the founder of www.LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com

6:00 pm – WWI Aircraft Engine Run-Ups  At the WWI encampment in the woods behind the Vintage Hangar. The WWI pilots will do engine run-ups as well as talk about their aircraft. (after the air show – time approximately 6:00 pm)

Friday, July 29:

8:00 am: NTSB Investigator Forum.  Learn how the NTSB investigators actually go about putting the pieces of an aircraft accident puzzle together to find the cause of the accident to promote flying safety for the future. Presented by an NTSB investigator with special focus on vintage aircraft accidents.

1953 Taylorcraft 15A Four-Place Sedan owned by Tim and Ryan Newell of Massillon, Ohio

1953 Taylorcraft 15A Four-Place Sedan owned by Tim and Ryan Newell of Massillon, Ohio

9:00 am: The value of a Pre-Purchase inspection by a qualified A &P and/or (IA) “So, you want to buy a vintage airplane” . FIRST, get a pre-purchase mechanical inspection of the airplane you are interested in buying. Make sure you find an A&P who knows vintage airplanes, and hopefully the type you want to buy. Presented by Bill Pancake, A & P, IA, Commercial pilot, multi engine, and CFI.  Bill has been doing pre-purchase inspections on vintage airplanes for many years. He will tell you what to look for in an A&P and the condition of the airplane in question. Bill will share  some guidelines he has developed over the years that should save you a lot of money and heart aches as well. Bring your comments of happy endings, or horror stories you have heard of.

10:00 am: How to make excellent video productions from your aircraft. Presented by Brady Lane, a former staff member of EAA and exceptional photographer and story teller. Brady will demonstrate how to set up and develop interesting videos from your personal airplanes. This should be a lot of fun for any pilot who owns a video camera.

N17007

N17007, a rare 1935 45hp Eaglet (American Eagle/Lincoln Aircraft) is one of only two or three still flying. The Eaglet is owned by the Air Power Museum Inc., Antique Airfield, Blakesburg, IA. It was restored by Gary Van Farowe (a National Director of the Antique Airplane Association) and EAA chapter 211 of Grand Haven, MI.

10:30 am – Aviation author interviews and book talks at Interview Circle hosted by Susan Dusenburry.

11:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle.  Ray will open with one of the featured WWI aircraft, pilots, and re-enactors. Today Ray will also feature this beautiful 1953 Taylorcraft 15A Four-Place Sedan owned by Tim and Ryan Newell of Massillon, Ohio, a father and son team. Also featured today is N17007, a rare 1935 45hp Eaglet (American Eagle/Lincoln Aircraft) is one of only two or three still flying.The Eaglet is owned by the Air Power Museum Inc., Antique Airfield, Blakesburg, IA. It was restored by Gary Van Farowe (a National Director of the Antique Airplane Association) and EAA chapter 211 of Grand Haven, MI.  Join us. Plenty of bleacher seating.You don’t often see a four place Taylorcraft. Plenty of bleacher seating which is also a great place from which to watch the airshow.

Saturday, July 30:

6:00 pm:  Vintage Lindy Awards Ceremony in the Vintage Hangar.  All are welcome.

6:00 pm – WWI Aircraft Engine Run-Ups  At the WWI encampment in the woods behind the Vintage Hangar. The WWI pilots will do engine run-ups as well as talk about their aircraft. (after the air show – time apprximately 6:00 pm)

9:00 – 10:00 – Evening Air Show and Fireworks Display.  Popcorn available at the Red Barn.

Sunday, July 31:

5:00 pm – Convention closes.  If you are not departing immediately, consider giving some Vintage Volunteer time today to help take down,  clean up, and put away.  Lots to do.

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