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Oshkosh 2019 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 04-04-2019)

NEW for 2019:  Grand Re-Opening of the Red Barn Store Monday morning

Pre-Convention:

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.

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.

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-110:30 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 –  Amy, Sandy, Barry and Mary 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.

Vintage Aircraft Tram Tour – Join Jim, Mary and their crew as they drive you through rows and rows of rare and unique vintage aircraft.  Tours are roughly one hour in length and depart from and return to the front of the Red Barn.

Monday: Vintage Town Hall and Red Barn Store Grand Re-Opening

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. 

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10:30 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle

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Tuesday:  Vintage Youth Day:

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10:45 am –Vintage in Review at Interview Circle

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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:  Vintage Day

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10:45 am –Vintage in Review at Interview Circle

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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.

Thursday: Ladies Who Fly Taildraggers Day

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10:45 am –Vintage in Review at Interview Circle 

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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.

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Saturday: 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:

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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