Vintage Events At AirVenture

Thursday, July 28

All Day- Hawaiian Shirt Day

Don’t have a Hawaiian shirt? Head over to the Red Barn Store, where several styles featuring some of your favorite vintage airplanes will be available for purchase! Be sure to shop early- syles and sizes are limited.

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

 

8:00 AM – Franklin Engines

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Tim Hogan

Presented by Tim Hogan of the International Stinson Club, this forum will cover anything and everything pertaining to Franklin engines. While these engines are popular among Stinson 108 owners looking to upgrade their powerplant, STCs are also available for several other models, including Cessna 170, 172, and 175. Come to learn more about these engines and ask Tim any questions you may have.

 

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 – History of Early Aeroncas

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Craig MacVeigh

Come learn about the origins of the beloved “Air-Knocker”! Presented by Craig MacVeigh, President of the National Aeronca Association, this forum will discuss how Aeronca grew to be a leader and innovator to the civil aircraft market and a strong contributor to the War effort.

 

10:00 AM – American Waco Club Forum

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Paul Carmichael

Join Paul Carmichael of the American Waco Club to talk about everything Waco. Come to ask maintenance questions, hear about the club, and learn why so many pilots enjoy flying Waco airplanes.

 

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 – Aeronca Aviators Club Forum

Location: Vintage Hangar

Presented by Robert Szego

Come to hear everything Aeronca. Hosted by Robert Szego, President of the Aeronca Aviators Club, this forum will discuss various maintenance topics and other Aeronca tidbits. They will again have Joe Smokovitz, A&P/IA, as their guest speaker, who has extensive experience with Aeroncas and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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!