Corvair College #29, March 28-30, Leesburg FL.

Builders:

Here is the next College after #28 In Texas. We are Holding this the Weekend Before Sun n Fun, The location is about 70 miles north of Sun n Fun, at the same airport that we held #25 last year. I intentionally do this to allow people who go to Sun n Fun to hit the college first, and afterward travel the 90 minutes down to Lakeland for the start of Sun n Fun on Tuesday. This worked very well last year, and we are going to do it again this year.

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Our local Host is Arnold Holmes, and old friend of mine who also hosted CC#17 and CC#25. He is very organized and runs outstanding events. Last year, we waved the sign up fee because we wanted to get a lot of new people to ‘stop in’ for 2 hours and get a first look at Corvairs. Also, we did not provide food as we do at all other Colleges. For this College, #29, we are going back to a normal on-line sign in with a College fee that 100% will go to Arnold to be directly spent on food and logistics of the College. We will have this sign up link shortly, and I will post it here.

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Because we are putting on this event, I will not have a booth at Sun n Fun. I have had one for the last 5 years, but truth be told, they are not a good value for us, and I would much rather put our effort into the College. Booth space at Sun u Fun is actually more expensive than it is at Oshkosh. Think that through; when was the last time anyone ever told you that some aspect of Oshkosh was a bargain? We will still drive down. I have not missed a single Sun n Fun in 25 years, and we have friends to see there. But many companies, like Sonex have not displayed there in years. There are many vendors who did not return over the way the 2011 tornado aftermath was handled. It is a mixed bag of reasons, but in short, if you want to make progress before you sight see, then sign up for CC#29.

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The physical address of the College hangar is 8701 Airport Blvd Suite 103 Leesburg FL 34788. This is the EAA hangar is located on the north side of the ramp and you will have to go through a gate to get there. We will have the gate propped open. If you need to drop off tools, tables, engines etc you can drive right to the hangar door. Once you have dropped your stuff off we will direct you to the parking area. If you are camping you can park inside the fence.

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There is all the aircraft parking you will ever need so if you’re flying in have no worries. We also have all of the camping area you would ever want, so if you want to camp it’s no problem. There are no hook-ups but we do have three showers for everyone to use. You can bring in a large RV or a small pup tent, makes no matter. For people planning on motels who would like to get an advanced look, check out the Best Western Leesburg FL (352-253-2378 ) and the Hamton Inn.

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Arnold’s contact info is below. Give us a few days and we will have the sign up on line, it will have more info that comes with it. If you still have questions to ask after that, give me or Arnold a call.

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(The CTAF is 119.35 but please check all NOTAMS and be prepared.)

(352)-617-2029

Info@Av-Mech.com

www.av-mech.com

Above, Arnold Holmes, (in blue) Host of Corvair College #17 and #25, and now #29 and I enjoy the prop blast of a running Curtiss OX-5 engine.  This engine is Ninety-Five years old.

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Below are many links to last years event. I suggest clicking on them to get a look at what this specific College setting is like. Notice that I put out 6  stories on it last year. That is because it was a first time at the location event and a new time on the calendar. This year there will be a shorted sign up period, and less postings about it. If you want to make this year in aviation more productive, then you have to take different action, and the best way to get started is to sign up for a College.

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I have been a strong promoter of these events, they are outstanding, the people who attend them have a far higher rate of project completion. Those are reasons enough, but I can also add that people who come to colleges have more human resources, supportive building friends and a better outlook . If this appeals, great, sign up, we will see you there. Conversely, if after 15 years of promoting 27 colleges nothing has motivated a guy to attend, then I am guessing a few more stories on my part isn’t going to do it.  I am OK with both groups, builders who come and make progress, and people who don’t. Just make sure you are OK with which one of these groups you are in.

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Corvair College #25, In Photos

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Corvair College #25, message from local host Arnold Holmes.

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Corvair College #25 registration link now open

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Corvair College #25, April 5-7 Leesburg FL, Part 2 of 3 updates.

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Corvair College #25, April 5-7 Leesburg FL, Part 1 of 3 updates.

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Corvair College #25? Leesburg FL, April 5-7, 2013.

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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