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Vintage AirVenture 2018 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 04-08-2018)

Pre-Convention:

NEW for 2018:  More Red Barn Displays, Ladies for Liberty daily, Charlie’s Park Dedication.

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 28. Also open for supper Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. 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. 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.

NEW FOR 2018: Tall Pines will be serving supper and snacks Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during convention. 

EVENTS REPEATING ALL WEEK
(Scroll down 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-110:45 am – Vintage in Review opened each day by the Ladies for Liberty 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! Demonstrations at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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 23: Vintage Town Hall and Charlie’s Park Dedication

7:30 am – Kick-off Social in the Vintage Hangar with coffee and our famous Tall Pines Donuts

8:00 am –  FORUM: Vintage Open Town Hall – Susan Dusenbury and the Vintage Board. 

9:00 am  –  FORUM: TBD

10:00 am – FORUM: Fun & Affordable Vintage Aircraft presented by Bill Pancake (View Forum Details)

10:45 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle (View Vintage in Review Details)

11:00 am –  FORUM:Stromberg Carburetor Maintenance presented by Bob Kachergius (View Forum Details)

11:45 am – Charlie’s Park Dedication at the new back porch (just west of the Vintage Hangar).

12:00 Noon – Vintage Childrens Hands On Workshop – presented by Dave Clark and Vintage Volunteers for children aged 8 to 12. Parents are encouraged to attend and watch their kids progress.

Tuesday, July 24 – Vintage Youth Day:

8:00 am –  FORUM: New Unleaded Avgas for Vintage Aircraft presented by Brian Stirm (View Forum Details)

9:00 am  –  FORUM: Swift Museum Foundation Forum presented by Jim “Frog” Jones (View Forum Details)

10:00 am – FORUM: ADSB & Vintage Airplanes presented by Dave Abrams (View Forum Details)

10:45 am –Vintage in Review at Interview Circle (click for daily details)

11:00 am –  FORUM: Youth Forum presented by Dillon Barron (View Forum Details)

12:00 Noon – Vintage Childrens Hands On Workshop – presented by Dave Clark and Vintage Volunteers for children aged 8 to 12. Parents are encouraged to attend and watch their kids progress.

Wednesday, July 25 – Vintage Day

8:00 am –  FORUM: Mods & STC’s on Small Continental Engines presented by Don Wade (View Forum Details)

9:00 am  –  FORUM: Ask the AME presented by Dr. John Patterson (View Forum Details)

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

10:45 am –Vintage in Review at Interview Circle (View Vintage in Review Details)

11:00 am –  FORUM: Aeronca Aviators Club Forum presented by Robert Szego (View Forum Details)

12:00 Noon – Vintage Childrens Hands On Workshop – presented by Dave Clark and Vintage Volunteers for children aged 8 to 12. Parents are encouraged to attend and watch their kids progress.

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 26: Ladies Who Fly Taildraggers Day

8:00 am –  FORUM: TBD

9:00 am  –  FORUM: International Cessna 195 Club Forum presented by John Barron and Bill Milton (View Forum Details)

10:00 am – FORUM: Fairchild Club Forum presented by Mike Kelly (View Forum Details)

10:45 am –Vintage in Review at Interview Circle (View Vintage in Review Details)

11:00 am –  FORUM: American Waco Club Forum presented by by David Allen, former VAA grand champion, with his Waco cabin model. (View Forum Details)

Friday, July 27:

8:00 am –  FORUM: A Five-Minute Walk Around of a Fabric Piper presented by Clyde Smith (View Forum Details)

9:00 am  –  FORUM: Utilization of Drones in NTSB Investigations presented by Bill English (View Forum Details)

10:00 am – FORUM: New Unleaded Avgas for Vintage Aircraft presented by Brian Stirm (View Forum Details)

10:45 am –Vintage in Review at Interview Circle (View Vintage in Review Details)

11:00 am –  FORUM: Fun & Affordable Vintage Aircraft presented by Bill Pancake (View Forum Details)

Saturday, July 28: Vintage Awards Day

6:00 pm:  Vintage Awards Ceremony in the Vintage Hangar.  All are welcome.  Light refreshments immediately following.

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

Sunday, July 29:

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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