2017 Corvair Events


Here is a summary sketch of the Corvair events we have on the slate for 2017. Keep in mind, this will later be updated with both sign up information for the colleges, and also several  Finishing schools ( like this : Corvair Finishing School #1, Video report.) which will be in Florida, with the dates announced later.


There are many links to Corvair College stories here: Corvair College reference page.


“When is the next College?” is a very frequently asked question, if you see that come up, please do me a favor and share a link to this page.




Corvair College #39, Barnwell SC, 10-12 March, 2017

This is almost full, read details here:19 more spaces for CC#39, Barnwell SC, March 2017.


Oshkosh , Airventure 2017,  display 616, (same spot as always) , July 24 – 30, 2017 (and Stopping at Brodhead for the Pietenpol Gathering)

I have been to Oshkosh more than 25 times, We always have parts for sale these, we are planning on having a parking row behind our display for Corvair powered planes, I always give forums, I am glad to inspect cores,  and we are considering doing an engine in a box assembly there. For an example: Photos from Brodhead and Oshkosh 2015, Pt. 1

Zenith open house, 22-23 September 2017.

We go to this every year, and for 2016 we did a full engine in a box demo assembly and test run. We also inspected cores and picked up ones headed back to Florida  From 2016: Corvairs at the 25th Zenith open house. and “Coming on like a Hurricane” and EAA Major Achievement Award.


Corvair College #40 Wisener-Mineola Airport, (Tyler) TX 29 September 1 October 2 2017.

This college has Shelley Tumino and Kevin Purtee as hosts the same couple who brought you the four colleges in Austin TX, Read about them here:The Cherry Grove Trophy and here: Kevin Purtee and “The Hat of Power”


Deland Sport Aviation Showcase – set for Nov. 2-4, 2017

  We will have a display, inspect cores, have parts for sale and have a number of Corvair powered planes on hand. Here is a look at 2015s event:  Deland Sport Aviation Showcase – Today November 5th


Corvair College #41, Barnwell SC, 10-12 November 2017

This is a return to our flagship College at it normal time of the year.

For a look at the 2015 Barnwell College, check this out: Corvair College #35 Barnwell builders video.

For a look at the EAA film about the 2013 Barnwell College, click here: New EAA video on Corvair College#27, Barnwell 2013.


Thank you, William Wynne.

http://flycorvair.com/ – https://flycorvair.net.



Exhausted, but happy, Grace and I stop for gas in Janesville WI, after 10 days of travel and camping at Brodhead, and Oshkosh 2016. Home still lies 1,250 miles distant.  In the last 20 years we have driven more than 250,000 miles traveling to airshows and Colleges.


I have been continuously in business longer than 90% of the companies in our industry. Here is the secret of longevity: I don’t expect the work to be pleasurable nor particularly lucrative. Instead, my persistence is fueled by the fact I find the work Rewarding, a much more reliable motivator than fun or money. If you chose a Corvair, my support is based on your willingness to learn and build, it is not driven by the thickness of your wallet. -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.

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