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Vintage AirVenture 2017 Daily Events

This calendar is constantly being updated.  Check back here often or the postings at The Red Barn HQ, Vintage Hangar, and Tall Pines Café for more details and latest updates. (Last Updated 04-17-2017.)

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 21 through Saturday, July 29. Also open for supper Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. Tall pines is operated totally by Vintage Volunteers as a service to our showplane campers, 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 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.

Expanded Vintage Bookstore.  Located just south of the Vintage Hangar in 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 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.

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 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.

Red Barn Hospitality and Information –  Sandy and Barry Perlman host the Hospitality area in our completely refurbished Red Barn HQ.  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 inTall Pines Cafe. All of this they do with a big smile.

NOTE:  Specific daily forums, times, and other special events will be added below as they are confirmed.

Monday, July 24:

8:00 am to 11:00 am – Forums in the Vintage Hangar

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.

Tuesday, July 25:

 

8:00 am to 11:00 am – Forums in the Vintage Hangar

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.

Wednesday, July 26 – Vintage Youth Day

 

8:00 am to 11:00 am – Forums in the Vintage Hangar

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.

 

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

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 27:

8:00 am to 11:00 am – Forums in the Vintage Hangar

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.

Friday, July 28:

 

8:00 am to 11:00 am – Forums in the Vintage Hangar

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.

 

Saturday, July 29:

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

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

Sunday, July 30:

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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