Vintage Events At AirVenture

Wednesday, July 27 

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

8:00 AM – Ercoupe Owners Club Forum

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Syd Cohen

Join Syd Cohen and others of the Ercoupe Owners Club to talk about everything Ercoupe. Come to ask maintenance questions, hear about the club, and learn why so many love flying 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 – Stinson Airframes

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Dave James

Presented by Dave James of the International Stinson Club, this forum will cover how to maintain, repair, or upgrade any and all aspects of Stinson airframes. From STCs to FARs, Dave will share his years of experience to help you gain a solid understanding of Stinson airframes.

 

10:00 AM – IMC Engine Failure Lessons Learned

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by George Grattan

George Gratton was on his first flight after extensive maintenance, his plane’s annual, and a full inspection.  One would expect the plane would be in perfect condition. Not so!  While flying in hard IMC with a friend, Lou, and Fr. Mel Hemann, he had a major engine failure over the mountains of Tennessee and Georgia. Hear how he and his passengers survived, and what they learned from this experience. George Gratton is an instrument rated private pilot and owner of 4 Piper Comanches, who has been flying for 58 years without a single bad landing (always got to reuse the airplane!) It is likely due to his experience (and traveling with clergy) that he was able to survive this emergency situation.

 

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 – 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 – Fairchild Club Forum

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Mike Kelly

Join Mike Kelly, President of the Fairchild Club, to talk about everything Fairchild. Come to ask maintenance questions, hear about the club, and learn why the Fairchild continues to be so popular.

 

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 – 2:00 PM – Vintage Youth Meet & Greet

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presenter: Charlie Waterhouse

Calling all kids who are interested in aviation! This meet and greet is hosted by our Vintage Youth Ambassadors – all young people with a wide variety of involvement in aviation, from flying to maintenance to engineering. Come hear their stories, meet other young people involved in aviation, and learn how you can get involved, too! Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and all are welcome! Located just outside of Vintage Hangar on the south side – look for the tent with tables underneath.

 

5:00 PM – Vintage Aircraft Association Annual Membership Meeting

Location: Tall Pines Café

Presenter: Susan Dusenbury, VAA President

Open to all Vintage Aircraft Association members. This is your chance to hear updates on the organization from our Board of Directors as well as offer your own insight or suggestions.

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Vintage Aircraft Association Annual Picnic

Location: Tall Pines Café

Join us for an evening of food and fun! Menu items include fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, potato rolls, vegetables, and assorted desserts. Tickets are available for $17.00 at the Vintage Red Barn and will sell out fast! Shuttle service to the picnic from the Red Barn will begin at 5:30.