Corvair College #29, Three weeks out.

Builders;

We are closing in on last call for CC#29 in Leesburg Florida, Hosted by our friend Arnold Holmes, the weekend before sun n fun. Please understand, registration is required this year. Last year we had an open event as an introduction top the new date and venue. This year we are working the College just like any other, with required registration in advance. Do not miss a chance to sign up for this event.

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Click on this:

https://corvaircollege.wufoo.com/forms/corvair-college-29-registration/

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If I was going to be lenient on sign up, CC#28 we just held in Texas changed my mind. We had 55 builders on hand for it who gladly signed up by the deadline. These people understood that planning a College is a lot of work, and builders make this easier by signing up and letting the host plan. At CC #28 Kevin and Shelley bent the rules a bit out of the desire to accommodate 10 builders who assured them they would show up and pay on arrival. They planned the catering around these people. When the event came 9 out of 10 of these people did not show (vs 1 out of 56 for the people registered) Clearly, people who are unwilling to register and not serious about working with the host to get the most out of the event.- (Note, if you are in the group of nine, I highly suggest a heart felt apology to Kevin and Shelley. Kevin is a 25 year Attack Helicopter pilot, but I would still rather have him mad at me than Shelley.)

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Blast from the past, Our old Edgewater hangar in 2006: “Above, Mark from Falcon works on the lathe while Arnold “The Repair” Holmes talks with Piper Aircraft engineer and Corvair  builder Spencer Gould. Corvair builders who’ve been around a long time know that Arnold did a lot of flying  with us in the early years, and today does all of our dynamic propeller and vibration analysis. He’s recently  returned from working on aircraft in the Ecuadorian jungle. Spencer is a comparatively new face whom many of  you will get to know in the coming year. He’s a Riddle graduate and his day job is in structures and  powerplants. In our last update, I mentioned prepping our neighbor Jason Newberg’s Pitts for its debut at  the Reno Air Races. On short notice, Spencer built a wicked set of wingtips for it. The plane, named  The Jamaica Mistaka, was a smash success and won the first place trophy in the Silver Biplane race.  It turned its 72″ metal prop 3,300 rpm near 200 mph. So much for old wives’ tales about mach numbers and  props and efficiency.”

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Please read the links below to find out more about CC#29:

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Corvair College reference page

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Corvair College #29……..6 weeks out.

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Corvair College #29, March 28-30, FL. , sign-up open

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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.

One Response to Corvair College #29, Three weeks out.

  1. Gary Burdett says:

    How about a heartfelt apology and a check. Even my dentist charges for not showing up without 48 hours notice.

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