Upcoming events, Airshows and Colleges #26-28.


Here is a quick outline of events that we have planned. I will address each of them in more detail in its own story soon.  A lot of work goes into each of these events, and we will share that with the individual stories. Every one of these events has a local component of volunteers that make it happen. This is obvious with each of the colleges, but even an event like Brodhead has Doc and Dee Mosher working to line up resources and forum schedules. Each of these contributions are much appreciated.

Above, Kevin Purtee and Shelley Tumino receive the Cherry Grove trophy at Corvair College #24. Barnwell will also be the site of CC#27, Kevin and Shelley will be the local hosts of CC#28 in 2014.


1) Brodhead WI, The BPH Pietenpol gathering, July 26-28th. This is a relaxed, non-commercial event. It is a good place to inspect cores, meet other builders and talk with us about your project plans. There will be several Corvair powered Piets on hand.


2) Airventure Oshkosh WI July 29- Aug. 4th, Booth 612 North Aircraft display area. We are directly across from Zenith, right next to the Panther Display. All the Corvair all-stars in one place. There will be a joint, SPA/FlyCorvair cook out, and we have a parking row reserved just for Corvair powered planes this year.


3) Corvair College #26, Mexico MO, Zenith factory, September 18-20, Just before September Open House, so that builders can take in both events.  This will have on-line registration that will be activated shortly. We will have several Corvair powered Zeniths on hand. Sebastien welcomes all builders, not just Zenith builders.


4) October California tour. To cover as much of this large state as possible, we are planning a state wide road trip. The first stop will be a full day, Saturday open house at Steve glover’s hangar in Chino. For builders in the north, Woody Harris is going to be our host, either at Vacaville or at QSP in Cloverdale. We are also going to make several house calls and local night school stops. There will be Corvair powered planes at every stop on the tour. We are targeting the week before Copper State for the CA tour.


5) Corvair College #27, This will be our 4th College at Barnwell SC. P.F. Beck and crew are the local hosts November 8th-10th. This will have on-line registration that will be up in the next week. This is traditionally the largest college of the year, has a large number of planes and running engines. The event has excellent facilities in as centrally located on the East Coast.


6) Corvair College #28, Texas, local host Kevin Purtee and Shelley Tumino, who had previously hosted CC #22, have agreed to host another College in central Texas in March. We are still working on the exact date, but the event is already in the works, and it will be the kick off event for the 2014 flying season. We will have the hard dates before Brodhead, along with more specific information.

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 www.FlyCorvair.com and in more than 50 magazine articles.

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