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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 05-24-2017.)

Pre-Convention:

NEW for 2017:  Restored and expanded Vintage Red Barn.  Join us for our totally remodeled welcome center dedication ceremony Monday, July 24th at 11:45 am with fellowship following.

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 ALL WEEK
(Scroll for times of  specific daily events)

Vintage Forums sponsored by B&C Speciality Products are held in the Vintage Hangar Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon.  REMINDER: Type Club exhibit tables will be in open Monday thru Friday only from 12:00 noon 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.

12:00 noon – 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” – Dion Carr, A&P, AI assisted by Mary Carr 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.

Monday, July 24: Red Barn Celebration Day

8:00 am –  FORUM: Bob Kachergrus – Stromberg Carburetors Maintenance

9:00 am  –  FORUM: Vintage Town Hall Meeting – Susan Dusenbury, VAA President

10:00 am – FORUM: Dr. John Patterson, MD – Ask the AME – The New Medical rules

11:00 am –   FORUM: Jim Hamilton A&P, Don Bartlett, A&P, IA – Workshop Demonstrations – Poly Fiber, welding, safety wire, etc.

C-G001 Helio Courier

11:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle. Ray Johnson interviews Mike Mowers from JAARS who will be presenting Ole number #1 Helio Courier. This airplane is a well known Oshkosh favorite, having demonstrated STOL flying characteristics at many EAA conventions.

11:45 am – Red Barn and Judges’ Building Dedication at the NEW West Red Barn Entrance.

Tuesday, July 25:

8:00 am  –  FORUM: Syd CohenErcoupe Forum

9:00 am –  FORUM: Clyde Smith A&P (The Cub Doctor)Fabric Pipers – J2 to Tri-Pacers

10:00 am – FORUM: Bill Pancake, A&P, IA – Aeroncas. Choosing & Tackling a Restoration Project.

11:00 am – FORUM: Future Aircraft Restorers – Tool use   Youth, (8 to 14 years of age.)
 Parents, Bring your young folks, and your Cameras

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 Day

8:00 am – FORUM: – Paul Carmichael, The WACO Forum. All things WACO spoken here.

9:00 am – FORUM: Gene AdkinsCessna 120/140 Club

10:00 am – FORUM: Youth ForumDillon Barron and Youth Ambassadors, The Youth of Vintage, Formulation of a plan.

11:00 am – FORUM: Open at this time.

11:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle = Young VAA Pilots Day – Ray Johnson interviews Luke Lachendro – Flying in & presenting a very rare 1932 Fairchild 22C7B, powered by a 125 H.P. Menasco C4 Pirate engine, and Jesse Clement with a 1947 J3-Cub (85 H.P.)

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: Ladies Who Fly Taildraggers Day

8:00 am – FORUM: Bob SzegoAAC, Aeronca Aviators Club, Forum

9:00 am – FORUM: Larry NelsonCessna 195 Club

10:00 am – FORUM: Mike Kelly, Fairchild Club Forum

11:00 am – FORUM: “Future” Aircraft Restorers Tool Use Forum, Youth, (8 to 14 years of age.)
 Parents, Bring your Young Folks, and your Cameras

11:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle. Ray Johnson interviews Judy Birchler – Founder of: www.LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com, Ann Pellegreno – Remembering duplicating Amelia Earhart’s around the world flight in a Lockheed 10A, and Sarah Dickerson with a 1946 Cessna 120

Friday, July 28:

8:00 am- FORUM: Currently Open

9:00 am – FORUM: NTSB Forum – Get first hand info on aircraft accidents and safety.

10:00 am – FORUM: Jim Jones, The Swift Club Forum

11:00 am –  FORUM: Earl Nicholas – Communicating with Vintage (digital and otherwise), Getting the most out of your membership.

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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