December Schedule Notes

Builders,

Today I am in New Jersey for my Fathers’ 90th birthday.  I will be returning to the shop in Florida the week after Christmas. While here, I answer some email, but stay primarily focused on family. To refresh your perspective on 2016 operations, get a look at this series of links:  Outlook 2016 – Reference page.

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We had originally planned to open the sign up for the first three colleges of 2016 this week. However, most people are focused on family at this time of the year, and we have chosen to open the sign ups the second week of January instead. Review the links below, as the dates and locations for the colleges are firm:

Outlook 2016, College #36 and Western building tour

Outlook 2016, Corvair College #37 Chino CA, 4/22/16

Outlook 2016, Corvair College #38, Cloverdale CA, 5/6/16

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Above, my father’s official USN photo circa 1975. Although he is a 1949 USNA graduate, and served as an officer in both Korea and Vietnam, Father was also an enlisted man in WWII. In the closing months of that war, Congress opened the Naval Academy academic applications to enlisted men in the fleet, and waived the age limits. This resulted in the class of ’49 being 92% former enlisted, giving them a different perspective on leadership that followed them through their service.

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His service remains the centerpiece of his life’s work. Please take a minute to read: William Edward Wynne Sr. –  Father’s Day Notes; it is a story I wrote about father on his 84th birthday. If you have ever wondered why I am intolerant of police states without human rights like China, the story will be illuminating.

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Over the years, I have written a number of stories about my father. It is my hope that everyone understands that I have shared these to explain my great respect and affection for my father, and have wished the stories might spark many thoughts and memories of all the men who made us who we are.

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Dad would be the first person to say that he was no one special, he was just a man of his generation, doing his duty for his country, living in a manner he hoped would make his father proud. My Father, born this day in 1925, was the only son his father had, the recipient of all the hopes and expectations a man could have for his only son. In a quiet hour today, my father shared a story of how he has strived to live his life by a code his own father would understand and admire. My father was 35 years old when his father passed from this earth in 1960. As I listened to Dad speak of trying to keep the respect of a man who has been past for 55 years, I thought this might be the best explanation of the bond between fathers and their sons.

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Further reading: Thought for The Day – Have we squandered the great gift?

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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.

6 Responses to December Schedule Notes

  1. Joe Goldman says:

    Hope you also received his longevity genes as well. Enjoy the holidays
    Joe G.

  2. Rhonda Weseman says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Wynne!

  3. jaksno says:

    12/15 is long gone, like last Tuesday. Did I miss something?? Merry Christmas! {;^)

  4. David Swann says:

    Congrats on your Dads 90th birthday, and great story about talk radio I could not agree more, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, keep up the good work!!!!

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