New EAA video on Corvair College#27, Barnwell 2013.


Charlie Becker, The EAA’s Director of Communities & Homebuilt Community Manager sent us a note, that the EAA has released a 7 minute film on you tube, a condensed version of the full length shoot they made about Corvair College #27 at Barnwell SC in 2013. This is timely, because we are leaving for Corvair College #31 at Barnwell in another 16 hours.


The video was developed specifically to send out to all local EAA chapters, to provide subject and content for meetings. Below is the short note from Charlie and the link to the video:


“Below is a link to the video Brady made for the Chapter Video magazine.  (Actually, it is a somewhat shortened version). It will be sent out to the entire membership in E-hotline on Thursday afternoon. Hope you have a successful weekend at Barnwell.  I wish I could be there.  Might be fun to play it for the group this year; especially for those that were there last year.  Give my best to PF Beck. -Charlie.”




The link:





From Oshkosh 2013:



Above, four old friends, people who have done great work in supporting homebuilders. From the left, journalist Cory Emberson, Kitplanes senior writer and 601/Corvair builder Rick Lindstrom, Grace and the EAA’s hardest working man, Charlie Becker. I took this photo as we were packing up.


Notes from the 2014 Zenith Open House, where Charlie was the featured speaker:


“The dinner this year gave me a change to say a few words about our friend, Charlie Becker, who is a director at the EAA, a man who played leading roles in both the EAA’s STOL 750 build and the One Week Wonder 750 Cruiser project. Grace and  I have known Charlie for more than decade, and I will assure anyone that a finer, more capable, more trustworthy man can not be found in experimental aviation. Charlie was personal friends with the EAA’s founder Paul Poberezney, Charlie understands Pauls’ vision and methods, and a strongly feel that tied with Charlie’s, building, flying and organizational skills, he is one of the most effective advocates and protectors of Homebuilding. Even if you have not met him, I will assure any EAA member that this man has worked tirelessly on causes that you care about strongly. For more thoughts on this get a look at: Speaking of Paul Poberezny -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.

6 Responses to New EAA video on Corvair College#27, Barnwell 2013.

  1. Kevin Purtee says:

    Great video. Really captures the feel of the colleges. They are so much fun and so educational.

    Hate to miss CC31 this year but we’re stoked for 32!

  2. Jeff Moores says:

    Very well done. Now I really want to attend a college!! Even though I’ve successfully built and am flying my engine I know I could learn more at a college. Someday……..


  3. Lane Seidel says:

    I was at CC#27 and i’m headed to CC#31 in 2 hours! Looking forward to learning a lot more!

  4. jaksno says:

    Re Charlie Becker: Exactly the kind of person that needs to be in charge at EAA! Honor to the current powers for what they bring, but EAA has got to make a 180 and get out of the IMC of commercialism it has flown into…just sayin’.

  5. Russell Wilkins says:

    When is the next Covair College at Barnwell
    SC? I have an old VP2 I’m restoring. I am going to install a Corvair motor. I haven’t flown in years and I have never flown a VP. I really would love to attend. I will be bringing 1 if not two engines. I am looking to buy a second one for my brother. And he may join me.

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