90 Days to Oshkosh 2014


It is 90 days to Oshkosh. About 85 days from now, we will pack up the truck and head north the Pietenpol Gathering at Brodhead WI, and then onto Oshkosh. Our booth at Airventure is #616, in the north aircraft display area. right across from Zenith Aircraft.

We will be there all week, just like every year.  There is never a need to ask “Are you going?” the answer will always be yes. The only Oshkosh I missed in the last 20 was 2001, and I was in the critical care ward on a ventilator. If you work in experimental aviation, attending Oshkosh isn’t optional, and you need a reason like being on life support to miss it.

We will be in the booth all week, we will have several thousand pounds of parts with us, we will be giving forms, giving parking lot inspection tours, hanging out late, and having a good time. We look forward to seeing many of you at both Brodhead and Airventure.


For a look at last years trip, click on this link:

Brodhead, Oshkosh and Beyond 2013




Blast from the past:



Something important : Bob Whittier at Brodhead 2004

“Grace Ellen took the above photo of Bob Whittier. For those who do not know him, Bob is the greatest aviation technical writer of all time. He has had more than 2,500 articles published in the past 50 years. What makes this truly astounding is that he’s been deaf since childhood, and thus learned everything he knows by reading and observing. To spend an hour in his company is a humbling experience. His technical knowledge of aircraft detail design and the history of aircraft manufacturing techniques is simply unparalleled.”


Something Memorable: Oshkosh 2003 with friends.

“The trio from Contact! magazine, clockwise from left in foreground, writer John Moyle, Publisher Pat Panzera, and volunteer George Willenbrock, enjoy the Homebuilders Dinner with noted aircraft designer Ed Fisher and William Wynne, at right.”



( John Moyle passed away last year. To read a tribute to this larger than life character please click on this link: John Moyle, noted aviation enthusiast, passes -1/16/13)


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