Mail Sack, 10-25-12 , Kevin Purtee and Colleges.


A sampling of letters on Kevin Purtee’s story;

Builder and CC#22 grad Vic Delgado writes:

“Great Writing Kevin! I had no idea you had an accident either. Glad you were able to recover and still at it! I look forward to hopefully catching up with you and Shelly and rest of the awesome Corvair group at one of the future Colleges.-Vic.”

Michelle Gilbert,United States Army, writes;

“Inspiring… I am so proud to call you all my friends! :D You’re both so special to me.”

Corvair/601XL builder, Host CC#3,  and Pietenpol pilot Oscar Zuniga writes:

“Roger, experimental niner-niner-kilo-pop. You’ve got it SOOOO right!-Experimental four-one-charlie-charlie”

Zenith 750 builder and 7 time College grad. Dan Glaze writes;

“what a fantastic love story”


On the value of Corvair Colleges, 750/2850cc builder Gary Burdett writes:

“My Cray comment (in the last mail sack)was meant as humor of course, but to be serious for a moment, I have had two individuals in the last several months email me on the zenith site because they see that I am a 750 corvair builder. I tell them to get more info about a corvair in airplanes, go to a college if you can, buy manuals at least if you can’t , and go to both websites anyway and read as they both give as good a flavor about the corvair as you can get short of the two options above. And do it now, not later. There , that’s it for the seriousness, back to humor.”

Builder Bruce Culver writes:

“William, I missed CC#22 in Georgetown and was wondering if you are planning any other Corvair Colleges roughly in the Texas area in the near future. If not, I used to drive 1100 miles from Dallas to Jax to visit my brother…..Wow. (Of course I was a LOT younger in those days…..)”

Bruce, We have spoken to a number of builders in favor of a Texas or a Oklahoma College in 2013.  Arnold Holmes, host of #17, would like to do another in Central Florida, the weekend before sun n fun in April. We are pretty sure we are going to Chino CA in the spring and with PF Beck and Crew’s blessing back to Barnwell every November.-ww

About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at and in more than 50 magazine articles.

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