VAA Happenings
Thursday, August 1, 2013

At the close of the day Tuesday, there were over 740 vintage aircraft tied down at Wittman Field. There are a number of gorgeous restorations that should not be missed!

As of noon today (Thursday) we have 518 Vintage Volunteers registered on the field. Our volunteers represent 40 of the United States, three Canadian provinces, and five other countries. When you see someone wearing our distinctive Vintage Volunteer badge, give them your thanks. Thank you, volunteers 🙂

breakfast6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Delicious breakfast at Tall Pines Cafe´

VAA Tips for Restorers Hands On Workshop
Beginning at 9:00 AM each day throughout the week VAA is hosting a true “hands on” workshop, located in the VAA Type Club Hangar next to the VAA Red Barn.

9:00 AM
Don Bartlett will kick off this daily feature discussing the nuances of making your engine run more efficiently, focusing on sparkplugs from A to Z.

10:00 AM
Bob Kachergius, “The Stromberg Carb Man”, will demonstrate the proper way to care for and adjust the Stromberg Carburetor.

11:00 AM
Due to the high level of interest, Don Bartlett will repeat his session on making your engine run more efficiently.

metalshapingVAA Metal Workshop
Roger James, D & D Classic, Covington, OH is conducting a hands on workshop demonstrating unique metal work such as making compound curves for cowling, wing root fairing strips and instrument panels. Located in the southwest corner of the VAA Type Club Hangar, Roger and his work crew will be on hand from 9 to 5 every day.

Hand Propping Demonstration
Each day at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, a detailed hand propping demonstration is being held in front of the VAA Type Club Hangar. This is a “never miss” demo if you want to learn how to do hand propping safely.

Vintage in Review at Interview Circle
11:00 AM
Emcee Ray Johnson has selected two interesting airplanes and pilots for today’s daily “Vintage in Review”.

DSC_0029Mike Roe, Ophelia, VA has returned with his 2007 Reserve Grand Champion 1947 Stinson 108-1. This Franklin 150 HP airplane is one of only 125 that came from the factory with the bright yellow paint scheme.

Greg Heckman, Polo, IL is another returning past Grand Champion but this time he’s showing a newly restored 1946 Funk B85C. The Funk is quite a unique airplane. You’ll want to here Greg talk about finding parts for an airplane that has been out of production for over 60 years.