Last Call, Corvair College #40, Texas Sept. 31-Oct. 2.


Corvair College #40 Wisener-Mineola Airport, (Tyler) TX 29 September 31 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, have moved to north central TX for this College.


As of this day (Aug 9) we only have eight more spaces available for this College. The college is still a month and a half away, but if people are planning on attending, they can’t delay signing up much further. I am going to close the sign up at midnight EST this Friday, or it will close automatically before that if it fills the last space.


Both Dan Weseman and Myself are going to be at the College for technical support, in addition to a number of returning builders to assist. The required sign up fee covers the catered food and drinks. I expect this to be a very productive college. We will have several Corvair powered planes on hand for demonstration and inspection. Unlike other aviation “technical seminars” Corvair College is a total immersion experience, we pack a great deal into a very short time window.





Blast from the past, 2015


At Corvair College #32, it was 36F and raining. Kevin Purtee, wearing “the hat of power” got the idea was that he and Mark Chouinard should stand shirtless in the prop blast and see who could take it longer. Mark bowed out, as shown in the photo above taken by Grace in the rain, snow and sleet, but Kevin wanted everyone to know that ” it really wasn’t that cold”. (Note the rain drops  on the lens and builders in insulated suits.) Someone figured out that the wind chill in the prop blast was 90 below, even without the water cooling effect. He next time anyone asks if a Corvair college is a typical boring technical seminar, with power point presentations in the Holiday Inn banquet room, I will pull out this picture, it should cover the difference pretty well.





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 Last Call, Corvair College #40, Texas Sept. 31-Oct. 2.

  1. Kevin Purtee says:

    I don’t know why Shelley refers to this as “an awful visual.”

  2. Wild man right there. LOL

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