Upcoming Events from FlyCorvair

Builders:

If you are new to Corvairs, I suggest this post 2015 Your year in aviation? is a very good starting point for planning what you will get out of this season in aviation. For people who are in the Arena, here are several here are several things coming up on the schedule:

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Corvair College #34, to be held at the Zenith Factory in Mexico Missouri Mid September, 15-17th the Tues.-Weds.- Thurs. before the Zenith Open House. Local Hosts Sebastien Heintz and crew at Zenith. Same location as CC#26 and #30. Sign up will go up here shortly.

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Above, The five Corvair powered Zeniths that flew into Corvair College #30, all parked for a photo in front of the Zenith Factory  The engine installation on these planes are clones of the one we developed in our own 601XL 12 years ago. Since then, we wrote the installation manual for it, produced hundreds of installation parts like mounts, intakes and exhausts, and have taught 800 people at colleges how to build our engines.   Read more here: Corvair College #30 Good Times and here: Corvair College #30 Running Engines

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New Pietenpol/Corvair discussion board being formed now: Patterned after our very successful Zenith/Corvair discussion board, ( ‘Zenvair’ Information board formed ) This will be a new group aimed at providing quality technical support from successful builders to those serious about making progress on their Pietenpol project.

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The project has been in the works for some time. Corvair/601XL builder Phil Maxson, who covers both the IT and the moderation on our Zenith Board, has agreed to cover the IT work on the Pietenpol board. I have enlisted Pietenpol builder Terry Hand to be the board’s moderator. I have spoken with a number of the well known builders of the combination, such as Kevin Purtee, ( Guest Writer: Pietenpol builder/flyer Kevin Purtee ) and they are in support of this project, and will be active contributors.

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There are already several other places on the net where people discuss Pietenpols. Several things set this group apart: Everyone will use their actual names, not made up ones, and we will have civility; The focus will be on the exchange of proven, tested, valid first hand data, and the development of skills required to build and operate a Pietenpol. This will be done in the same positive, supportive way that colleges are run. My goal is to have a location that will serve serious builders, and be free of the old wives tales which are constantly presented as data in other settings, which I hold to be a serious impediment to builder progress and risk management. If you will like to get advanced notice of the start of the group, send me a private Email ( WilliamTCA@aol.com ) with the words “New Pietenpol Group” in the subject line.

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Above, Terry Hand with his steel tube Pietenpol at CC#24 in Barnwell, SC.

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Corvair College #33 starts in 48 hours. We are in the final prep work stages. Grace, Vern and myself have been working at this, with a great deal of assistance from Corvair/601 builder/pilot Lynn Dingfelder. the College runs from the 17-19th, but we will have a day of rest and unpacking. The first full day back in the shop will be the 22nd.

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Above, Lynn Dingfelder awaits the launch signal at the Short take off competition. at the 2014 Zenith open house. He had the best combination score for low wing Zeniths. This photo gives a good look at how streamlined the 28″ wide Corvair is.

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Above, Kevin Purtee’s Pietenpol flying College #22 in Texas. He and Shelley Tumino have played many roles in supporting Corvair builders, including being the local hosts of 3 Colleges.

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Above, Kevin Purtee and Shelley Tumino receive The Cherry Grove Trophy at Corvair College #24.

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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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