Corvair College #34 now full, sign up closed

Builders,

Corvair College #34, which will be held at the Zenith Aircraft Factory in Mexico MO, next month, is now full, with all 70 slots full. We have shut off the sign up page for this College. We have a great event planned, and look forward to our third College with Zenith Aircraft as our local host.

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Above, A 2014 picture of 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.  Read more here: Corvair College #30 Good Times and here: Corvair College #30 Running Engines

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The sign up for College #34 was up for 130 days. We published the date at the start of the year, and put the sign up sheet on line before Sun n Fun. I wrote 5 articles here covering it. The only slots we have ‘on reserve’, are for pilots flying in with one of our Corvair Conversions on their plane. Traditionally, Grace and I have these pilots as our personal guests, and we cover their sign up fee. The reason we do this is  to offer our thanks for the effort of bringing their flying plane back to a College.  Although we ask builders with flying planes to try to sign up before the deadline, practically they are always welcome at any College.

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The College is ‘Free’, but there is a sign up fee for each person attending, 100% of which goes to the Catered food, drinks, hangar expenses, etc. For the 2015 college season this has been set at a Modest $89 per-person for the full three day college. I would like to thank all the builders signed up for #34 for covering their share of the expenses.

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A FRIENDLY REMINDER:  I would like to politely remind people that the Colleges are private events, and people who missed the sign up can’t just ‘stop by’. There is a good reason for this: Colleges involve test runs on live engines, working long hours, and observing safe shop practices. Each person who is signed up gets a full briefing, many pages in length, explaining how we work together to effectively minimize the risk to anyone present. Allowing people to ‘walk in’ who didn’t read and understand the written safety briefing would be accepting an unnecessary risk. At Colleges #32 and #33 we had a person actually try ‘stopping by’ without signing up, twice, and he found out that I do not compromise on safety issues. I sent him home. Some people are slow learners, but I am a patient teacher.

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-WW.

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