Corvair College #33 sign up now open:

Note: In the first 30 hours of the sign up being open, we already have about 25% of the available space filled. There are always a good number of people ready to go on day one, but this is a good indication that this College will fill before the projected sign up closing on the 30th. If you know you want to attend, sign up this week. -ww.

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Builders,

We have just returned from a very successful Corvair College #32 in Texas. We will have a photo report shortly. Right now, here is the link on how to sign up for Corvair College #33 in Leesburg FL April 17-19th 2015, just 5 weeks away. You can sign up by following the procedure outlined by clicking on this link:

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https://cc33.wufoo.com/forms/cc33-registration/

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Notes:

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Sign up is required to attend the college. The Learning, assistance, specialty tooling and my time are free as always, but there is an $89 fee that goes directly and 100% into providing all the food for the three days and the facility. Modern colleges average 75-100 people, they are fun but professional events, and they cost money to put on. While 95% of the people wishing to attend find this to be a bargain, we always have a handful of people who want to attend but ask that they be an exception and not have to pay. In my mind, these people are directly saying that the event is not worth attending or they feel entitled and expect  other builders to pay for their expenses at the College. These are attitudes which I detest in people, especially in the presence of our local host and many returning builders who will be attending simply to volunteer their time to assist others, and have already signed up to cover their own costs.

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We Will have much more information on the event in coming weeks here. After sign up closes, every on the roster gets a detailed 10 page set of instructions covering all points of the event. For more quick information read these notes: Corvair College #33, April 17-19th Florida.

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The sign up period will be short, possibly ending as soon as March 30th. While this may seem quick, I simply hold that if you want to attend, you know it, and will sign up. The date of the event and college number have been on our site for almost 5 months at this link: 2015 Corvair Colleges – Locations and Dates. The only thing that has changed is the location returning to the location of College #25 and #29. This will be three colleges in a row at the same location, on the same weekend, three years in a row. There will always be people who claim that their Corvair powered plane is one of the most important elements of their life, that they read every word on my site, but yet they never heard we are having spring colleges in Florida (#17, #23, #25, #29 have all been spring colleges in FL.)  Let me politely point out that success in aviation is directly tied to a builder bringing his full attention to the subject at hand, not skimming the information available. No running engine nor flying plane ever pictured on this site is the product of ‘skimming’ or ‘just getting the big picture’, they are all a result of an individual making the conscious decision to focus their mind on the task and take charge of its mastery and creation.

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As always, remember my saying “Your Cadillac dealer does not service Yugo’s, nor can he bolt parts on them and turn them into an Eldorado.”  We do not allow parts from bankrupt LLC’s to be brought to Corvair colleges, and I will not assist nor support anyone in the delusional idea that you can bolt good parts on a piece of feces and transform it into something to fly behind. The colleges are focused on serving builders who want to learn how to build Corvair flight engines the right way, not to work with people who bought things from people I have always warned them not to. Keep in mind that I have the memory of an elephant, and things said on many internet lists last forever, so people who formerly offered glowing reviews of now gone LLC’s will find it very hard to switch to my team now. If anyone has a specific question on these matters write to me privately before attempting to sign up for CC#33.

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From Corvair College #17 in 2010:

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Above, introductions at CC#17, At my side is James Barrett. I’m introducing him as the Longest Distance Traveled Winner. He was in rural Afghanistan a few days earlier. His route to the College was more than 10,000 miles.  When a person claims he didn’t read about a college and missed the sign up, I point out that if a guy like James, on the other side of the globe, fighting the Taliban in a country locked in the 13th century has time to read about and sign up for Corvair College, I can reasonably expect anyone in suburbia to do so also.

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From Oshkosh 2013:

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Above, between Myself on the left and Roy on the right is a man exemplifies the spirit of the Corvair Colleges, Mike Quinn of North Carolina, a skilled mechanic. He has attended a number of South Carolina Colleges going back to #12. He holds the distinction of being the last man working on the last engine running during the last hour at several Colleges. What makes this truly unique? None of the engines he was wrenching on were his. He came to the Colleges and shared in the creation of other people’s engines, and gave assistance to people new to engine building. You can attend as many other aviation technical seminars as you like, but you will not find an old school homebuilder like Mike Quinn repeatedly attending them for the benefit of others. This is what sets Corvair Colleges apart.  When anyone says they do not wish to pay their share of the colleges expenses, I point out how ironic it would be if I allowed this but Mike Quinn ended up working on their engine, after paying his share of the expenses and a portion of theirs. If I have to explain that to anyone twice, they are a poor match for the values I promote in the Corvair movement.

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One of my favorite films is the very moving 1966 Steve McQueen film “The Sand Pebbles” , a drama about the crew of a US gunboat in China in the 1920s. During an uprising where the crew may have to fight to the death, the Captain of the ship, played by Richard Crenna, explains that any crewmember not committed to the mission who stays aboard is “A thief of every bite of food he eats and a trespasser in the bunk he sleeps in.” I can remember this line 40 years after I first saw it because it resonates with my upbringing where my parents taught us that people who expected others to pay for benefits they would receive are to be pitted, as they have a disease that curses them to never know friendship nor self esteem. -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 www.FlyCorvair.com and in more than 50 magazine articles.

One Response to Corvair College #33 sign up now open:

  1. dan-o says:

    I have been to at least 13 colleges and paid for 2 people at each, that’s probably over two grand spent on colleges. worth every dime. you cant go anywhere and get hands on experience like this, I have gone from never even seeing the inside of a corvair engine to building one that runs like a Swiss time piece, I can install a 5th bearing in the dark, install the distributor, and set the timing to perfection. 90 bucks, what a deal! people waste more money on a lottery ticket and a burger. just my 2 cent blow. dan-o

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