Corvair College #35 -first look


Here is a first look at a few photos from last week and CC #35 at Barnwell, S.C. More to come as we get back in gear this week.




Above, a mint 1966 Corvair Corsa that drove in from Greenville parked with Dan Weseman’s Panther. Both engines left Tonawanda, N.Y., 50 years ago, reunited for a few hours on the ramp at Barnwell Airport.




Above, Corvair Builder Don Murphy’s 2,850 going together, destined for his 650.


Links to College videos posted by KR-2S builder Chris Pryce, who finished and ran his 3,000 cc Corvair at CC #35


Setting cam timing:


Hybrid studs and safety shaft:



Above Bob Lester and Steve Makish. These two old friends attended a number of early Colleges in a pair of Corvair powered KR-2s. Today Bob has his Corvair in his Pietenpol.  They have known each other through 30 years of flying.




Above, the great satisfaction of an engine personally created with your own hands.  Builder Mike Newman savors the hour following a perfect break in run on his engine. The 2,700 cc engine will power his Pietenpol.


The Panther and Ken Pavlou’s 601XL are both in the background. Although it was rainy on Sunday, most of the weather at the College looked like this and was much warmer than years past.



Above, Gratuitous Dog Photo: Scoob E resting in his traveling bed at the College. Notice he has his own pet dog. Ron Burgundy shirt belongs to Grace: “Don’t Just Have A Great Night, Have An American Night.”




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.

2 Responses to Corvair College #35 -first look

  1. dan glaze says:

    Had a great time as always, thanks PF, Tim, Don and all the crew at Barnwell, Dan-o

  2. Chuck Callahan says:

    Just reiterating Dan’s comments. Great experience and what a way to learn. Been attending Oshkosh since 1989, this was my second Barnwell and third CC. CC is by far a much better builder’s experience than OSH.

    Grace and William, thanks for sharing all your time, knowledge and the effort you put into making CC(s) such great events. Rachel and Dan, thanks for sharing all your expertise in helping make this a great event.

    Finally! PF, Tim and Don. True southern hospitality at it’s very best! Yes Tim, I know your are from Pennsylvania, but PF and Don have taught you well.

    Thank you all.


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