Vintage Events At AirVenture

Tuesday, July 26 

6:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Breakfast at Tall Pines Café

8:00 AM – International Cessna 195 Club Forum

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Larry Nelson

Come to hear everything about the Cessna 195, as well as ask any questions you have regarding this aircraft. Hosted by members of the International Cessna 195 Club, this forum will discuss current topics with the Cessna 195 and showcase why so many love to fly this aircraft.

 

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Paul’s Vintage Workshop

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presenter: Jim Hamilton and Don Bartlet

Come get your hands dirty and learn some tips and tricks at Paul’s Vintage Workshop, which takes place in the northeast corner of the Vintage Hangar. A&P’s Jim Hamilton and Don Bartlet will demonstrate a variety of workshop activities each day, such as welding and fabric covering.

 

 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Metal Shaping Demonstrations

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presenter: Dave Wenglarz and Maxwell Wenglarz

See metal shaping of aircraft cowlings and other compound surfaces performed by experts, Dave and Maxwell Wenglarz of Wings Metal Works. If you are looking to discover how they bend those fancy curves for vintage aircraft, or if you are plagued with a problem reverse compound curve for your project, stop by the metal workshop inside the Vintage Hangar. They will be available the entire week to demonstrate use of the English Wheel and other equipment. Watch closely and you may be given a chance to try your hand at it. Enter the workshop from the outside of Vintage Hangar on the south side – look for the signs!

 

9:00 AM – Mastering Maintenance: Tools to Prevent Aircraft Accidents

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Kristi Dunks

While maintenance keeps aircraft flying, occasionally errors can occur. By identifying these errors and understanding the role professionalism plays in aviation maintenance, you will be better equipped to prevent and detect errors and avoid an accident. This forum is presented by Kristi Dunks, who has been with the National Transportation Safety Board since 2003. She is currently the business process manager for the Office of Aviation Safety, where she manages operational performance through data analysis and business process management. She is an A&P mechanic, a commercial pilot for helicopters and airplanes, and a flight instructor. Dunks owns a 1955 Super Cub. This forum is available for FAA Wings credit.

 

10:00 AM – Aeroncas

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Bill Pancake

Bill Pancake, A&P IA, will be discussing anything and everything related to Aeroncas. Bill has a strong passion for repairing and restoring small vintage airplanes and was honored as the FAA’s 2018 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year.

 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Hand Propping Demonstrations

Location: Rose Memorial Plaza

Presenter: Dion Carr

Prop it right and save a life! Dion Carr, A&P/AI assisted by his wife, Mary Carr, will demonstrate the safe 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 years, so come on out and get some tips on hand propping!

 

 10:45 AM- Vintage Red Barn Porch Dedication

Location: Rose Memorial Plaza

Join us for the dedication of our Red Barn Porch, taking place just before Vintage in Review.

 

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM- Vintage in Review

Location: Rose Memorial Plaza

Presenter: Ray Johnson

Just east of the Vintage Hangar, Vintage in Review opens each day in Rose Memorial Plaza at 10:45 AM with the Ladies for Liberty, who perform popular music from the WWII era. At 11:00 AM, OX5 and rotary engine runs will take place, and then Ray interviews the owners and restorers of exceptional and unique vintage airplanes. Come see the best of the best vintage aircraft featured at Vintage in Review!

Headliner TBD. Check back soon!

 

11:00 AM – Swift Museum Foundation Forum

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Jim “Frog” Jones

Join Jim “Frog” Jones, President of the Swift Museum Foundation, to talk about everything Swift. Come to ask maintenance questions, hear about the foundation, and learn why so many love flying this aircraft.

 

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM- Type Clubs

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presenter: Charlie Waterhouse

Come visit the Type Club Area located in the Vintage Hangar to learn more about Aeroncas, Cessnas, Stinsons, Wacos, and everything in-between! Type Clubs representing various types of vintage aircraft have tables set up from 12:00 to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to display information, meet visitors, and answer questions. Type Clubs can help save you money, keep you from making mistakes others have already made, show you how to restore, maintain and fly your airplane – in short, they can provide the equivalent of many years of hard won experience at a very low cost!

 

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Hand Propping Demonstrations

Location: Rose Memorial Plaza

Presenter: Dion Carr

Prop it right and save a life! Dion Carr, A&P/AI assisted by his wife, Mary Carr, will demonstrate the safe 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 years, so come on out and get some tips on hand propping!

 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM- Vintage Children’s Hands-On Workshop

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presenter: Charlie Waterhouse

Calling all kids around ages 8 to 12 who want to learn more about using tools! This workshop includes various stations that allow kids to practice the proper use of basic hand tools, such as hammers and pliers. There will even be some more advanced, aviation-related stations such as safety wiring and cable swaging. Parents are encouraged to attend and watch their kids progress. Located just outside of Vintage Hangar on the south side – look for the tent with tables underneath!