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VOL. 30, NO.6

STRAIGHT & LEVELlButchJoyce

2 VAA NEWS/H.G. Frautschy 5

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CHAPTER LOCATOR

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SUN 'N FUN COVERAGE AWARDS LISTING

H.G. Frautschy

14 HAVE HEllO, BIG FISH, AND BEAUTIFUL RIVER : LOOKING FOR HOUSE GUEST THE HICKSON-HEllO LODGE CONNECTION

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22 PASS IT TO BUCK/Buck Hilbert 23 NEW MEMBERS 24 CALENDAR 27 CLASSIFIED ADS 30 VAA MERCHANDISE WWW.VINTAGEAIRCRAFT.ORG

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Executive Director, Editor

HENRY G. FRAUTSCHY

VAA A dmbJlstratlve Assistant THERESA BOOKS Executive Editor

MIKE DIFRISCO

Contributing Editors

JOHN UNDERWOOD BUDD DAVISSON

Graphic Designer

OLIVIA L. PHILLIP

Photograpl,y Staff

JIM KOEPNICK LEEANN ABRAMS

Advertlslng/Edltorial Assistant ISABELLE WISKE

JUNE 2002


STRAIGHT

Be LEVEL BY ESPIE "BUTCH" JOYCE PRESIDENT, VINTAGE ASSOCIATION

Milestones As we approach EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 we look forward to many aviation milestones. I've heard it said that time seems to pass by at ever increasing speeds as one gets older. It certainly seems that way to me, for the idea of EAA celebrating 50 years of conventions just doesn't seem possible. Can it really be that long since a few members gathered with Paul Poberezny to share his vi­ sion of what recreational aviation could be? There was plenty of en­ thusiasm in that small band of aviators, and we are helping EAA re­ create that special event of 1953. During EAA AirVenture 2002, just north of the VAA Red Barn will be a display of aircraft and artifacts from that very first EAA convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Some of the same airplanes from that fly-in will be there, and others that are similar will round out this nostalgic display. Not surprisingly, many of the air­ planes that were brought to that first fly-in were what we now call vintage airplanes, even though they were only a few years old back then. Some of them were a Piper J-5 Cub Cruiser, a 450-hp Stearman, a Rose Parakeet, and a Thomas-Morse Scout. That Scout seemed old then, but when we add another 50 years, it seems positively ancient! Certainly, the enthusiasm for air­ planes that you can restore or build yourself hasn't waned-we park more than 1,000 showplanes in our area during EM AirVenture, most of them vintage airplanes. And our friends on the homebuilt side of the field are cer­ tainly active. Van's Aircraft has sold more than 7,000 RV kits, making the RV one of the most popular aircraft ever designed and built. This year we have also been cele-

brating the 75th anniversary of Lind­ bergh's historic flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh had to have total confidence in his ability and equip­ ment to pull this one off. You can read all the books, listen to expert opinions, and talk about it at the bar, but the truth is that only Lindy knew why he wanted to do this trip. Only he knew what he was thinking when he pushed that throttle forward on that famous morning. Well, if you are at EM AirVenture Oshkosh this year, you will be part of the 75th anniver­ sary celebration of Lucky Lindy. Seventy-five years doesn't seem that long ago, especially for those of you who recall seeing him fly the Spirit overhead during his 48-state tour in the summer of 1927. Of course, the biggest milestone is coming at us qUickly-100 years of powered flight. At EAA AirVenture this year, see what your organization will be doing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first powered flight. The final celebra­ tion will, of course, be a flight of the Wright Flyer reproduction built by The Wright Experience, and it will be flown at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 2003. The story of how this will be accomplished arrd the amount of history that has ,come to light is a most interesting story that you have to see. While you are at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh you can view all of this in­ formation at EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk Pavilion. Since it's well out of my life's span so far, 100 years seems like a long time to me. Isn't it amazing that the history of practical heavier-than-air aviation has only spanned a century? Time really does go by fast when you're having a good time. Get out

there and enjoy the summer with your plane and aviation buddies, and then in only a month and a half, come to EAA AirVenture and spend the week. That one week will seem like only a couple of days. We'll do our best to make you feel welcome. Come join us for breakfast at the VAA's Tall Pines Cafe, which will be located just south of the ultralight runway. Sit for a spell on the porch of the VAA Red Barn, or visit with friends in the Type Club tent. Have a glass of lemonade while enjoying the afternoon air show, or take a walk through the antique air­ plane parking area. And if there's something you need or want to sug­ gest, stop by the VM Red Barn and let us know. A smiling volunteer will do his or her best to make it happen. If you really want to make it a spe­ cial week, volunteer. It doesn't matter if you can only give us a few hours or the whole week, we're always looking for help. Stop by the volunteer center . and say, "I'll help. Where do you need me?" You won't regret it, and I'll bet you'll have a great time. Talking about these historic avia­ tion celebrations really gives you a sense of why we at the Vintage Air­ craft Association are dedicated to preserving the history of aviation and to keeping our older aircraft flying for the youth of tomorrow. We want them to enjoy the same pleasures we have enjoyed. Let's all pull in the same direction for the good of aviation. Remember, we are better together. Join us and have it all. ...... VINTAGE AIRPLANE


VAA NEWS

COMPILED BY H.G. FRAUTSCHY

VAA ELECTIONS In this issue you 'll find candidate biographies and a ballot for this year's VAA election~, which will be ratified at the annual business meeting held during EM AirVenture Oshkosh.

VAA ANNUAL MEETING NOnCE Notice is hereby given that an annual business meeting of the members of the EM Vintage Aircraft Association will be held on Monday, July 29, 2002, at 9:30 a.m. COT in the tent next to the VM Red Barn Headquarters during the 50th annual convention of the Experimental Aircraft Association Inc., Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Notice is hereby further given that the

EAA AIRVENTURE PLANNING

annual election of officers and directors of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Associa­

The Internet has allowed us to streamline planning for your trip to EAA AirVenture. Visit EAA's of­ ficial convention website at www.airventure.org for up-to-date in­ formation regarding convention highlights and events, including the 50th anniversary celebration of the EAA fly-in and convention. A com­ plete schedule of forums is also presented throughout the week. New features and tools are being added to the website on a regular basis, so be sure to check back often. Also, use the EAA Flight Planner to flight plan your trip. You can access it through the VM website at www.vintageaircraft.org.

tion will be conducted by ballot distributed to the members along with this

FRIENDS OF THE RED BARN We are pleased to announce that many of you have responded to the VAA's annual appeal for help with funding VAA activities during EAA AirVenture. In the July issue, we'll be publishing a list of volunteers who have participated in the VAA Friends of the Red Bam. Remember, any funds sent and received prior to July 1, 2002, will be applied to the 2002 campaign, and those received after that date will be placed in the fund for 2003, with any benefits then available during EM AirVenture Oshkosh 2003. See page four for more details on the VAA Friends of the Red Barn.

VAA HALL OF FAME The Vintage Aircraft Association is pleased to announce that this year's inductee into the VAA Hall of Fame will be octogenarian John Miller of Poughkeepsie, New York. John was present at the takeoff of 2

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June issue of Vintage Airplane. Said ballot must be returned properly marked to the Ballot Tally Committee , Vintage Aircraft Association, P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086, and received no later than July 19, 2001. The Nominating Committee submits the following list of candidates: for preSident, Espie "Butch" Joyce; for secretary, Steve Nesse; for directors (eight total), Steve Bender, John Berendt, Dave Clark, Steve Krog, Jeannie Hill, Bob Lum­ ley, Dean Richardson, and Geoff Robison. Pursuant to EM bylaws, the annual business meeting and elections for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EM) will be held at the Theater in the Woods at 1:00 p.m. COT on Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Wittman Regional Air­ port, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during EM AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 to be held July 23 through July 29.

Charles Lindbergh 's transatlantic flight, and very shortly afterward John was actively flying some un­ usual aircraft, including autogiros. His pre-eminence and leadership for more than 75 years of active flying participation and involvement is unmatched by his contemporaries . John has consistently shared his per­ spective and knowledge of aviation and flying with his peers through his lectures and articles, most re­ cently with his fellow American Bonanza Society members. Congrat­ ulations to John Miller!

CALL FOR VAA HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS If you wish to nominate an indi­ vidual who you believe has made a significant contribution to the ad­ vancement of aviation between 1950 and the present day, please go to www. vintageaircraft·org/programslhofJ orm.html and download the nomina­ tion form. Add supporting material and send it to:

Charles W. Harris

VM Hall of Fame

P.O. Box 470350

Tulsa, OK 74147-0350

Be as thorough and objective as possible. Attach copies of materials you deem appropriate and helpful to the committee. The person you nominate can be a citizen of any country and may be living or deceased. The nomi­ nee's contribution could be in the areas of flying, design, mechanical or aerodynamic developments, ad­ ministration, writing, some other vital and relevant field, or any com­ bination of fields that support aviation. To be considered for induc­ tion into the VAA Hall of Fame during 2003, petitions must be re­ ceived by September 30, 2002. If you're unable to access the In­ ternet, call VAA Administrative Assistant Theresa Books and ask her to fax or mail you a copy of th e form. She can be reached at 920­ 426-6110.


VAA VOLUNTEER INFORMATION FOR EAA AIRVENTURE 2002 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 will be held at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from Tuesday, July 23, through Monday, July 29. Volunteers will again be needed to staff the many different committees in the Vin­ tage area. If you are going to attend EAA AirVenture 2002 and would like to participate in activities as a vol­ unteer, drop a note to the chairperson of the area in which you would like to volunteer. It would be helpful to the chairper­ son if you could also include your previous experience or training and the dates of your arrival and departure. The following committees need volunteer help: PAST GRAND CHAMPIONS Steve Krog 262-966-7627 sskrog@aol.com SECURITY and FLIGHT LINE Geoff Robison 260-493-4724 chief7025@aol.com TYPE CLUB HQ Roger Gomoll 507 -288-2810 rgomoli@hotmaiI.com VAAPARKING George Daubner 262-673-5885 vaaflyboy@aol.com OTHER CONTACTS Teresa Lautenschlager, Operation Protect Our Planes tlautenschlager@eaa.org Anna Osborn, Volunteer Center annajohn@ktc.com Butch Joyce, President 336-393-0344 windsock@aol.com H.G. Frautschy, Executive Director 920-426-4825 vintage@eaa.org

NATIONAL AIR TOUR During the golden age of avia­ tion, many aviation events captured the public's imagination. After Lindbergh's epic flight, peo­ ple of all ages became air-minded. At a time when not even a single road reached across the United States, air travel was beginning to unite the country. The potential for air travel did not escape the minds of Henry and Edsel Ford. Henry Ford had already revolutionized travel on the ground. Prior to Ford's involvement with William B. Stout and Stout's all-metal airplanes, virtually every large air-transport aircraft was built of wood and fabric. The idea for an Airplane Relia­ bility Tour is credited to Harvey Campbell of the Detroit Board of Commerce. Civic and business leaders formed a committee, and Edsel Ford donated a trophy-a beautiful structure of gold and sil­ ver four feet high, that cost $4,850. Called simply the Edsel B. Ford Trophy, it was inscribed, "This trophy is offered to encour­ age the up-building of commercial aviation as a medium of trans­ portation." The first event was called the "Edsel B. Ford Reliability Tour for the Development of Com­ mercial Aviation." The official name was altered slightly over the years and ultimately became known simply as the "National Air Tour." When the National Air Tours came to town, everybody went out to see the latest airplanes, their pi­ lots, and what was often the town's new airport. Between 1925 and 1931, the tours introduced literally millions of people to the idea of air travel. In this coming year of 2003, we will celebrate the centennial of powered flight as well as the cen­ tennial of the Ford Motor Co. It will have been 75 years since the National Air Tour was at its zenith as well. If ever there were a year to celebrate the development of avia­ tion, 2003 is it. The Aviation

Foundation of America Inc., a non­ profit public charity, is sponsoring the re-creation of the National Air Tour in the fall of 2003. The objective of the re-creation of the National Air Tour harks back to its original roots-to promote and showcase civil aviation and its progress. In 2003 we will have a special opportunity to show just how far aviation has come, both over the past century and over the 70-some years since the National Air Tour was last held. For more information on the re­ creation of the National Air Tour, visit www.NationaIAirTour.org or e-mail Info@NationaIAirTour.org.

BUCKER PHOTO CREDIT In the April issue of Vintage Air­ plane, we inadvertently omitted the credit for the air-to-air photog­ raphy. We should have noted that Michael Jolley of Tucson, Arizona took the photographs. Our thanks to him for supplying the images.

FRONT COVER: One of the world 's best STOL airplanes, t he Helio Courier can get into a number of amazi ngly short fi elds. This newly restored example is owned by Cliff and Cheryl Hickson who spl it th eir ti me bet ween Pal m Coast, Florida and a f ish ing lodge t hey run nea r (but not too near) Bethel , Alaska. EAA photo by Jim Koepn ick, shot wit h a Canon EOSln eq ui pped with an 80-200 mm lens on 100 ASA Fuj i slide film. EAA Cessna 210 photo BACK COVER: Th ree , co un t 'em three New Standard D-25 biplanes fly in the cool morn­ i ng sky east of La k ela nd , Florida. For more on the great spring fly-in we all enj oy, see our cove rage of the Sun ' n Fu n EAA Fly-In st arti ng on page eight. EAA photo by Lee Ann Abrams . VINTAGE AIRPLANE

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VAA's "Friends of The Red Barn" VAA 2002 Convention Fund Raising Program The Vintage Aircraft Association is a major partici­ pant in the World's Largest Annual Sport Aviation Event - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh! The Vintage Divi­ sion hosts and parks over 2,000 vintage airplanes each year from the Red Barn area of Wittman Field south to the perimeter of the airport. The financial support for the various activities in connection with the week-long event in the VAA Red Barn area has been principally derived from the Vintage Aircraft Association's general income fund. The Vintage Board has elected to more properly un­ derwrite the annual Vintage Red Barn area Convention activities from a yearly special conven­ tion support fund. For the July 2002 Convention, the Vintage Aircraft Association is establishing the "Friends of the Red Barn" program to financially support the Vintage Aircraft Division's activities during AirVenture Oshkosh. This fundraising program will be an annual affair, beginning each year on July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year. However, for the July 2002 Con­ vention, the initial fund raising program will run from April 15, 2002, and extend through June 30, 2002. There will be three levels of gifts and gift recognition: Vintage Gold Level - $600.00 and above gift Vintage Silver Level - $300.00 gift Vintage Bronze Level - $100.00 gift Each contribution at one of these levels entitles you to a Certificate of Appreciation from the Divi­

sion. Your name will be listed as a contributor in Vintage Airplane magazine, and you will be pre­ sented with a special name badge recognizing your level of participation. During AirVenture, you'll have access to the Red Barn Volunteer Center, and we'll host you on a special tram tour of the VAA convention grounds. Gold Level contributors will also receive a pair of certificates each good for a flight on EAA's Ford Tri­ motor, redeemable during AirVenture or during the summer flying season at Pioneer Airport. Silver Level contributors will receive one certificate for a flight on the Ford Trimotor. This is a "first ever" opportunity for all Vintage members to join together as key financial supporters of the Vintage Division. It will be a truly rewarding experience for each of us as individuals to be part of supporting the finest gathering of Antique, Classic, and Contemporary airplanes in the world. Won't you please join those of us who recognize the tremendously valuable key role the Vintage Air­ craft Association has played in preserving the great grass roots and general aviation airplanes of the last 99 years? Your participation in EAA's Vintage Air­ craft Association Friends of the VAA Red Barn will help insure the very finest in AirVenture Oshkosh Vintage Red Barn programs. For those of you who wish to contribute, we've included a copy of the contribution form. Feel free to copy it and mail it to VAA headquarters with your donation.

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2002 VAA Friends of the Red Barn Name_____________________________________________ EAA#_______________VAA# ______________ Address,___________________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip______________________________________________________________________________ Phone_____________________________________E-Mail_________________________________________ Please choose your level of participation: _ Vintage Gold Level Friend - $600.00 _

Vintage Silver Level Friend - $300.00

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Mail your contribution to: EAA VINTAGE AIRCRAFT ASSOC. PO Box 3086 OSHKOSH, WI 54903-3086

*00 you or your spouse work for a matching gift company? If so, this gift may qualify for a matching donation. Please ask your Human Re­

sources department for the appropriate form.

NameofCompany __________________________

The Vintage Aircraft Association is a non-profit educational organiza tion under IRS SOlc3 rules. Under Federal Law, the deduction from Federal In­

come tax for charitable contributions is limited to the amount by which any money (and the value of any property other than money) contributed

exceeds the value of the goods or services provided in exchange for the contribution. An appropriate receipt acknowledging your gift will be sent to

you for IRS gift reporting reasons.

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BY H.G. FRAUTSCHY

MARCH'S MYSTERY PLANE SAFE-WINGS SW-1

t doesn 't happen too often, but this one had us stumped for a while . We did delete the registration number on the print in the March issue. It 's 18220, with 路no N or NC preceding it. The small lettering on the cowl says "FOO." According to the detective work done by the late Lennart Johnsson based on the registration records

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compiled by Vincent J . Berinati, the airplane is the Safe-Wings SW-l, powered by a 40-hp Continental engine. Their amazing compilation of registration numbers prior to World War II is located at www.aerofiles.com. That website is a treasure chest of information. A nod and a quick doff of the flying cap to the folks involved in putting that site together-great job!

THIS MONTH'S MYSTERY PLANE COMES TO US VIA THE COLLECTION OF PETER BOWERS, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.

Our thanks to member James Martin of South Bend, Indiana. He found the photo of the SW-1 in the effects of an aunt who had passed away, and while he didn't have any information about it, we've at least been able to identify it. Can anyone else add some information on the airplane? Thanks to Cody McCormick for gamely trying with a guess as to its .... identity. SEND YOUR ANSWER TO: AIRPLANE , P.O. Box

EAA, VINTAGE

3086. OSHKOSH, WI

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OF VINTAGE AIRPLANE. YOu CAN ALSO SEND YOUR RESPONSE VIA E-MAil. SEND YOUR ANSWER TO

vintage@eaa.org . BE SURE TO INCLUDE BOTH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS (ESPECIAllY YOUR CITY AND STATE!) IN THE BODY OF YOUR NOTE AND PUT "(MONTH) MYSTERY PLANE" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

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VISIT THE VAA CHAPTER NEAREST YiOU AND GET TO KNOW SOME GREAT OLD-AIRPLANE ENTHUSIASTS! CALIFORNIA

ILLINOIS

Hayward, CA, VAA Ch. 29 Meetings 2nd Thurs., 7:00 PM At the Hayward Airport, Hangar #7 William Field , President Phone: 510-784-1168 Email: wfield49@aol.com

Lansing, IL, VAA Ch. 26 For Place & Time Contact: Peter Bayer, President Phone: 708/534-6240 Email: c180bayer@aol.com

Falmouth, MA, VAA Ch. 34 For Place & Time Contact: James Jenkins, President Phone: 508-540-1349 Email: jengeebee@aol.com

Riverside, CA, VAA Ch. 33 Meetings 3rd Sat., 1:00 PM Clubhouse at West end of Flabob Airport Darrell Blasjo, President Phone: 909-780-7021 Email: dblasjo@yahoo.com

KANSAS

MICHIGAN

Overland Park, KS, VAA Ch. 16 Meetings the 3rd Fri., 7:30 PM Gardner Municipal Airport-Term Bldg. Gerald Gippner, President Phone: 913-764-8512 Email: gipp@email.msn .com

Niles, MI, VAA Ch. 35 Meetings 2nd Sat., 10:00 AM At the Jerry Tyler Memorial Airport Kenneth Kasner, President Phone: 616-699-7064 Email: KKasner@skyenet.net

LOUISIANA

MINNESOTA

New Iberia, LA, VAA Ch. 30 Meetings 1st Sun., 9:00 AM At the Acadiana Reg. Airport Roland Denison, President Phone: 337-365-3047 Email: eaaac30@msis.net http://www.msis.netjeaaac30/

Albert Lea, MN, VAA Ch. 13 Meetings 4th Thurs., 7:30 PM Albert Lea MN Municipa l Airport William Koza, President Phone: 507-373-9062 Email: bjkalmco@deskmedia.com

Sacramento, CA, VAA Ch. 25 Meetings 2nd Sat., 9:00 AM For Place Contact: Fred Allen, President Phone: 530-274-1542 Emai l:allenalley@infostations.com

FLORIDA

Lakeland, FL, VAA Ch. 1 For Place & Time Contact: James Conyers, President Phone: 407-339-9061 Email: jbconyers@earthlink.net 6

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Minneapolis, MN, VAA Ch. 4 For Place & Time Contact: Lyle Peterson, President Phone: 651-653-2063 Email: Iylep@att.net


NEBRASKA

Plattsmouth, NE, VAA Ch. 31 Meeting 1st Sat., 10:30 AM Plattsmouth Airport Term Bldg. Keith Howard, President Phone: 402-291-2103 Email: howardkj@worldnet.att.net

NEW HAMPSHIRE

North Hampton, NH, VAA Ch. 15 Meeting 2nd Sat., 11:00 AM Chapter Clubhouse N. Hampton Airfield Robert Drake, President Phone: 603-942-9242 Email: president@vaa15.org http://www. vaa15.org

NEW JERSEY

Andover, NJ, VAA Ch. 7 Meeting 1st Sun., 10:00 AM At the Andover Aeroflex Airport James Ahman , President Phone: 908-979-1860 Emai l: president@vintage-aircraft-7. org www. vintage-aircraft-7.org

Delaware,OH, VM Ch. 27

Cross, SC, VAA Ch. 3

Meeting 2nd Sat., 8:00 AM Delaware Municipal Airport (DLZ) Term. Russell Sheets, President Phone: 740-524-1930 Email: rsheets@aoc-aes.com

For Place and Time Contact: John Betts, President Phone: 252-728-3067 Eileen Wilson, Secretary Email: eiwilson@infoave.net

Troy, OH, VAA Ch. 36

TEXAS

Meeting 2nd or 3rd Sat., 8 AM WACO Field Route 25 (Main Hangar) Richard Amrhein, President Phone: 937-335-1444 Email: dickandpatti@core.com

Houston, TX, VAA Ch. 2 Meeting 4th Sun., 2:00 PM At Dry Creek Airport Cypress, TX Robert Fowler, President Phone: 713-868-6230

Zanesville, OH, VAA Ch. 22 Meeting 3rd Sun., 2:30 PM every other month, even months John's Landing, 5800 Wortman Rd. John Morozowsky, President Phone: 740-453-6889

OKLAHOMA

WISCONSIN

Brookfield, WI, VAA Ch. 11 Meeting 1st Mon., 7:30 PM At Capitol Airport George Meade, President . Phone: 414-962-2428 Email: gameade@execpc.com

Tulsa , OK, VAA Ch. 10 Meeting 4th Thurs., 7:30 PM At the Hardesty Library Christopher McGuire, President Phone: 918-341-6798 VINTAGE AIRPLANE

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ANTIQUE AWARDS GRAND CHAMPION

N55511 Stearman Herb Clark Weirsdale, Florida OUTSTANDING ANTIQUE

NC647K Great Lakes 2T-1A Paul Fuller Anderson, Indiana

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1933-1941 N17655 Spartan Executive Gigi Brisson Burlingame, California GOLDEN AGE CHAMPION

1918-1927 N2073 Ryan M-1 Andrew King Elkwood, Virginia CUSTOM CHAMPION

NC32162 Waco ZPF-7 John Corradi Rixeyville, Virginia CUSTOM RUNNER-UP

N60185 Stearman C. L. Wyatt Lakeland, Florida 8

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Many VAA members are also interested in building aircraft that reproduce the look and feel of the aircraft of yesteryear, While not a certificated engine, the Rotec (not to be con­ fused with Rotax) R2800 radial engine would fit the bill for a small seven-cylinder radial in a replica project, Rated at 110 hp, the four-stroke engine is manufactured in Australia and will be distributed in the United States by Brian Henneman, Custom Craft LLC, 317/729-5588, www.radialpower.com.


Bob Reuther's Luscombe BE has a number of well-executed custom modifications, topped off with a very pleasing color scheme. Bob was awarded the Best Custom Clas足 sic (0-100 hpj trophy for his work. He hails from Nashville, Tennessee.

One of the Outstanding Classic award winners was this neat Taylorcraft owned by Ray Cook of Spring Grove, Illinois. VINTAGE AIRPLANE

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Next time you're at an air show and John

Mohr is one of the performers, stop for a

few moments and watch his act. He flies a completely stock, Lycoming 225-hp PT-17 Stearman, with the only modification an added smoke oil tank. John's act is one of pure airmanship distilled to its essence.

Kermit Weeks' Fantasy of Flight owns one of the Spirit of St. Louis replicas built by Tallmantz Aviation for the filming of the Jimmy Stewart movie of the same name. While politics in France prevented Kermit from re-enacting Lindbergh's arrival at Le Bourget just outside of Paris, Sun 'n Fun attendees got to see it fly on a number of occasions.

This Piper L-4 was across the t axiway in t he Warbirds area, but t hat's okay. When was the last time you actually saw a Brodie Device instal led on a Cub? The Brodie was an ingenious system deployed on ships that allowed an L-4 to be recovered without t he use of a ru nway or carrier deck-the airplane was flown to and latched onto a cable rigged alongside the ship. This particu lar LA B was delivered to the Army Air March 15, 1943. Dick and Richard Brown of Ex足 celsior, Minnesota restored it, with assistance on t he Brodie Device from none other than James Brodie, the system 's inventor. James lives in Minnesota as well, and was able to provide drawings of the necessary components. 10 JUNE 2002


The Best Restored Classic (101-165 hpj of the event is this ex足 cellent Globe Swift restored and maintained by Porter Houston Jr. His father, Porter Sr., bought the airplane in 1947. It had only 100 hours on it, but he had to work overseas, so it sat for 15 years. Porter Jr. has never "restored" it, but it does have a new interior, and the bottom paint was added. (Polishing the belly and lower wing surfaces was never high on Porter's list of fun things to do.) It has Cleveland brakes and the factory modification for mufflers. The interior was copied from a Globe factory brochure.

CLASSIC AWARDS GRAND CHAMPION

B E ST RESTORED CLASSIC

OUTSTANDING CLASSIC

N9526E Aeronca 11AC Chief Paul E. Gould Sardinia, Ohio

Over 165 h p N4426C Cessna C-195 R. Luigs Bandera, Texas

AIRCRAFT

N43645 Taylorcraft Ray Cook Spring Grove, Illinois

GRAND CHAMP I ON

Custom Classic N3303K Swift H. W. Cope Spring, Texas B E ST R ES TO R ED C LA SSIC

0- 100 hp N3469E Aeronca 11AC Chief Ray Johnson Marion, Indiana BES T R ESTORED CLA S S IC

101 - 165 hp N78171 Swift Porter Houston Hunt Valley, Maryland

BE ST CU S TOM CLA S SIC

0- 100 hp N144BR Luscombe 8E Bob Reuther Nashville, Tennessee B EST CU STOM C L A S SIC

Over 165 hp N80856 Swift Raymond Miller Taylors, South Carolina OU T STANDIN G CLASSIC A I R C RA FT

OUTSTANDING CLASSIC AIRCRAFT

N30898 Cessna C-195 Ron Karwacky Riverside, California OUTSTANDING CLASSIC AIRCRAFT

N41X Cessna C-195 Calvin & Valeri Arter Mulberry, Florida

N78104 Swift D. W. Cahill Tampa, Florida VINTAGE AIRPLANE

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EAA FLY-IN COVERAGE

2002 CONTEMPORARY AWARDS

(19S6 to 1966) BEST CONTEMPORARY

NS148A

Cessna 172

Robert Kachergius

Orland Park, Illinois

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMIZED

N12711

Beech BE-3S

Steven W. Oxman

Riva, Maryland

Swifts are probably one of the most modi足 fied certificated aircraft in existence, and this one sure is! Ray Miller's GC-1B Swift is powered by a Lycoming 0 -290. The red, white, and blue metallic paint scheme was applied before Ray bought the airplane about a year and a half ago. Ray pOinted out that Dave Cutler of Fair Play, South Carolina, did the outstanding fiberglass work on the cowl .

BEST TWIN

N814RC

Piper PA30-B

Turbo Twin Comanche

Richard F. Charette

Wadsworth, Illinois

OUTSTANDING IN TYPE

N2848Z

Piper PA22-1S0

Tri-Pacer

Tim Baky

Peachtree City, Georgia

OUTSTANDING IN TYPE

NS478D

Beech Bonanza

Larry Van Dam

Riverside, California

OUTSTANDING IN TYPE

N2STJ

Piper PA22/20

Pacer

Tom Ferraro

McKinney, Texas

OUTSTANDING IN TYPE

N9S86T

Cessna 210

John Bragdon

Lakeland, Florida

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The Luscombe Aircraft Corp. of Altus, Oklahoma, displayed its Luscombe 185 Model llE in the commercial display area. The original version , first produced in 1948, saw only about 100 examples built. With four seats and a useful load of 830 pounds, the Luscombe 185s are looking to give the Cessna 172 a little competition. Luscombe Aircraft anticipates its FAA type certificate sometime in mid-2002. Check out its progress at www.lus足 combeaircraft.com.


The Contemporary Outstanding Customized Sun 'n Fun tro­ phy winner is this fast-looking Beechcraft B-35 Bonanza belonging to Steven Oxman of Riva , Maryland.

Paul Gould 's Aeronca 11AC Chief was this year's Sun 'n Fun Grand Champion Classic.

A dawn flight in Waldo Wright's Flying Service 's New Standard D-25 is pure heaven. Sun 'n Fun secretary executive assistant Sherry Abels and VAA director and Waco enthusiast Phil Coulson brave a little morn­ ing chill to experience a sublime sunrise in the front cockpit. Bob Lock pilots the ship from the aft 'pit of the Wright Whirlwind-powered biplane.

Brad Strickland flew John "Wi " Talton 's fine-looking 1947 Stinson 108-2 from North Carolina. A Continental 0-470 powers it. Rows for past award winners con­ tinue to grow as more members choose to bring their spectacular air­ planes back to the fly-in each year. Ted Patecell along with Ed and Bar­ bara Moore brought their Howard DGA-15Ps and parked them along a line that included Comanches, a Cessna 195, and a pair of Cubs.

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Real Estate For Sale "Cute RIVER-front country lodge for those seeking solitude. Sleeps ten. Clos­ est road system, four hundred miles away. Closest village, three and a half hours by boat. Minutes by float plane. Spectacular fishing. Nearest neighbor? We don't think there are any. Outside (very outside) ofBethel, Alaska. II

kay, so the ad didn't read exactly that way, but you get the picture. The Anvik River Lodge isn't on anyone's beaten path to anywhere. In fact, there aren't many paths in the neigh­ borhood either. You can paddle the better part of a week to get there, or you can hop in Cliff and Cheryl Hickson's H391B He­ lio Courier and spend a few minutes enjoy­ ing the scenery before plopping down on the Anvik River in front of their lodge. Then you can spend as much time as you want, admir­ ing the spectacular surroundings or trying to coax some of the biggest freshwater fish in non-cap­ tivity into your boat. A warning to those who are vaguely dissatisfied with the direc­ tion their life is taking them-read on at your own risk. There is the dis­ tinct possibility after reading this that you'll find yourself headed north for a new life among the trees, northern pike, salmon, bears, and huskies. First, however, you have to get a bush plane, which in the case of the Hicksons meant a Helio Courier. But, we're getting ahead of ourselves because there's nothing in Cliff Hickson's background to indi­ cate that he'd eventually wind up operating a fishing lodge in Alaska that caters to sportsmen from around the world. "I was born and raised just out­ side of Homestead, Florida," he

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The leading edge slats on the Helio give the airplane remarkable low-speed handling characteristics.

says, "and almost every day I'd look up at little biplanes doing aerobat­ ics overhead. Curtis Pitts's runway was about a mile south, so I was in­ troduced to unusual airplanes right from the start. But, I never thought I'd be doing what I'm doing." Hickson, who is a tall, easy-smil­ ing individual with a comfortable air about him and zero pretenses, is happy about most of the choices he 's made in his life, although he took some detours getting where he is now. "I graduated from high school and was living the life of a 20-year­ old in the Florida Keys. You know, doing what I could to make a buck and really, as in really, enjoying my­ self." He smiles and leaves it up to our imagination to fill in the blanks. "While I was working down there one winter, I met some guys who had been working on the North Slope oil fields in Alaska. They made it sound like heaven; they were making so much money. Or at least they said they were. Just the fact they were hanging around the Keys and had no more money than I did should have been a clue. But, I was young, looking for adventure and 16

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money, so I headed north." What he found when he went north was not as advertised. "I tried working on the North Slope, but basically I nearly starved to death for a couple of years. But, being young, I guess I wasn't as se­ rious about it as I could have been. I'd spend my winters in Florida having fun and go back up for the summers. It took a little while be­ fore I got my act together and started working as a framer for a construction company." Between the opportunities for remote building and his construc­ tion experience, Cliff began to see business opportunities that didn't exist in the lower 48. "I put together an air-mobile construction crew that would do nearly any kind of construction. We had a lightweight compressor and tools, and we'd have some bush operator fly us into a site. We'd build almost anything that needed to be built. That was my first serious introduction into how useful and necessary airplanes are when doing business in Alaska." Little by little his reputation as a contractor spread until he was

hired to be the project manager on some bigger projects for the regional native corporations and some for the federal gov­ ernment. This led to establishing his own general contracting business. "It took me a while, but I even­ tually cracked the code on working with the feds. The bidding style and ways of working with them are different. But once I made the transition, I began getting all sorts of projects, mostly in small towns scattered around Alaska." During this time, Cliff had been utilizing bush planes constantly but didn't have a pilot's certificate and hadn't really thought about getting one. He was too busy to add yet another skill to his already impressive bundle of tricks. That changed when the Anvik River Lodge entered his life in one of those quirks of fate that drive many interesting lives. "We have a three-hundred-mile dog sled race that starts in Bethel. It's a big event and there's always a housing shortage in town, so everyone opens up their homes for


twenty years of bush con­ struction and expediting experience, but financially it was out of our league, so our guest went home and we forgot about it." They may have forgot­ ten about it, but their guest didn't. "He called back and pro­ posed that we become partners in the lodge. He'd put up the money and our share would be by sweat equity. We'd do whatever work the lodge needed and we'd operate it. We knew this was a life changing decision. Cheryl and I slept on it overnight, and in the morning we decided to go for it. We haven't re­ gretted that decision for a minute since. Besides, as a contractor, I was always too busy to go fishing, which always drove me nuts." The Anvik River Lodge came into the Hickson's lives in February Ul ~ 1996, and they had it ready for 0: ~ their first sum­ z z mer season. i:5 UJ -' "From the village of Anvik, it's nearly four visiting hours by power mushers. We boat, but only 12 had provided minutes by ours to a airplane, so really inter­ it was obvi­ esting guy ous that we'd who had practically no dog be needing sled experience and was someone to from down south, but he was determined. He provide our guests with transportation. We contracted took off on the race with only five hours with Jim Webster, who is nearly a of experience mush­ legend in Alaska. He flew a C-185 on floats and has 22,000 hours on ing behind a leased dog floats in the bush with no acci­ team and did really well. liThe owner of the dog team dents. He was absolutely terrific. mentioned that he had a fishing He flew for us until last year, when lodge that he'd like to sell. We sat his wife and he decided to change around the house with our guest their lifestyle , and we were sud­ and talked about it a little, but denly without transportation to nothing really serious. It was an the lodge." Cliff still didn 't have a pilot's intriguing possibility. Cheryl had been catering local banquets and certificate and hadn't taken a sin­ weddings so she wasn't afraid to gle formal flying lesson in his life. cook for a crowd. I had almost Still, it made sense for them to

have their own airplane and for Cliff to fly it. "I had flown hundreds of hours with Jim in the 185 from the right seat, and he told me I had plenty of experience and could easily do what was needed. So, we decided to buy our own bush airplane and I'd learn to fly it." If you want to start a small war, all you have to do is get bush pilots together and ask them what the best bush airplane is. The Super Cub will always pop up on the top of the list, but Hickson needed something much bigger that was a little different. His clientele had de­ veloped to the point that he had a good idea what kind of person he'd be flying and what their tastes were. Picking the airplane was more than just getting something that could carry cargo and people and operate off the water. By that time they'd had guests from nearly every country in Europe in addition to those from the States, and he knew they expected safety and comfort and a certain amount of class. "Up there we all have our fa­ vorites, but, if pilots are being honest about what float planes work best out of short lakes and are the safest, the Helio Courier is always mentioned. I liked it be­ cause its slow speed makes it really easy to get into lakes regardless of the wind direction." Of course, when Cliff and Cheryl decided they would pro­ vide their own transportation, they had two sizeable projects in front of them. First, Cliff had to learn to fly and second, they had to find a Helio Courier that would­ n't break the bank. They had been spending their most recent winters at their home in Palm Coast, Florida, so it was fortuitous that they got word of a Helio H391B located just up the coast from them that might be for sale. They went up and took a look, but what they found was some­ thing that looked like a Helio Courier. It was in such sad shape VINTAGE AIRPLANE

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JIM KOEPNICK

that it was hard to tell for sure. The airplane had been donated to a fly­ ing missionary operation, but it needed so much work, they could­ n't afford to rehabilitate it. It sat around for several years, collecting all that ugly stuff airplanes collect when left sitting around, until Cliff called them. Yes, they would part with the airplane because they needed an engine for one of their airplanes in Honduras. No, it was­ n't flyable at that moment. Yes, he could come look at it. "When we looked at the air­ plane, we realized this was going to be another one of those sweat equity things. To buy a Helio Courier of the quality we thought we needed would be prohibitive. Here was one we could afford to buy, but we really couldn't afford to contract someone to rebuild it for us. So, we took it to operators in Flagler, and then to Ormond 18

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Beach, where we rolled up our sleeves and began to pour sweat equity into it." When he picked up the airplane from the missionaries, Cliff still did­ n't have a pilot's certificate and, in fact , he had only recently started taking flying lessons. His flight in­ structor accompanied him while they ferried the airplane back to their hangar at Flagler Airport. "I started out taking lessons in an Aeronca, and because of all my pre­ vious experience, I could have flown the airplane safely solo the first day. So, I made good progress." He finished his training at St. Au­ gustine and had a regular schedule. He'd get up, drive to the airport, fly, drive to another airport and work on the Helio until late that night, and then start the entire thing over again the next morning. "When we ferried the airplane, we had done a quick inspection,

oiled the engine, aired the tires, and fired it up. I had someone else fly­ ing it, of course, and we made it to our destination fine. When we took it apart, however, we realized what bad shape it was really in. If we would have known that, we might have trucked it," Hickson says. "Once we got off the ground we realized practically nothing in the instrument panel worked and everything in the airplane needed cleaning and adjusting. However, the basic airplane was solid. Even though the skin was rough on the outside, the airframe was basically corrosion-free and the steel tubing had no rust. It's just that everything about the airplane was really ugly. "The interior, for instance, was that 1950's crushed velour you used to see, and you can't imagine how bad that stuff looks when it gets that old and is neglected for so long. It was really gross! The


windows also were useless, so all of them had to be replaced." The airplane was serial number 011 and was the first model Helio built (eventually there were seven different models of Helio Couri­ ers). The early 391B's were built from 1954 to 1957, and the Hick­ son's airplane was first owned and operated by the U.S. Border Patrol under the Immigration and Natu­ ralization Service (INS). It bashed around the Mexican border for years before being sold to a rancher and finally working its way over to the missionaries. "The engine, which is a geared GO-435 Lycoming and puts out 260 hp, needed an overhaul. At the same time," he says, "we re­ placed the prop because it had an expensive AD [Airworthiness Di­ rective] on it." When the Helio Courier first went into production in 1954, the mission for the airplane hadn't been clearly defined, and the abil­ ity to mount floats wasn't incorporated into all of them.

"This airplane didn't have the float hard points in the steel truss, so we contacted David Maytag who owns the type certificate. He sent us some parts and the drawings, and we pulled the skin and welded in the fittings. At the same time, we re-bushed the gear. "Fortunately, most of the con­ trol system stuff was okay. The cables and pulleys were fine and the slats needed very little work." Then the day arrived when the airplane was finished and was ready to be flown. At this point, Cliff had been a certificated pilot for only a few months. Alth ough he had minimal flying experience in his logbook, he had actually flown right seat several hundred hours in Alaska. Taking on the He­ lio Courier, however, was still a daunting task. "I was terrified on those first flights. We had it out of the shop for one day, and I had a DC-3 check pilot fly around with me for another day. Then I pointed the nose north and headed for Alaska

with one of my flight instructors in the other seat." Let's see-Florida to Alaska. On the North American continent, cross-countries don't get much longer than that. Making it more interesting was the fact that the airplane cruises at under 100 knots, and Cliff was a brand new pilot flying an airplane that hasa reputation for being a handful in some situations. "I had spent a lot of time talking to everyone who had Helio time, trying to get hints. Skip Lipscomb up in Alaska was super helpful. He had been a Helio demo pilot and really knew the airplane." The airplane's reputation for being ill mannered on the ground is generated by its big vertical tail, its far forward gear placement, and its doesn't-want-to-stop-fly­ ing wing. It has humbled more than one pilot. "It can be a real bear in a cross­ wind," Cliff says. "Lipscomb gave me a good technique, which is to continued on page 29

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Avgas

ixture to idle cutoff, master of{, and hop out to tie the plane down as quickly as yo u can because you're hungry! You only have to get within a few dozen yards downwind of the hot griddles and you know life is going to be much better very shortly.

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Shelbyville, Illinois, is a small town in south-central Illinois, just south of Decatur. The handsome, small airport on the west edge of town must have one of the highest populations per capita of Wacos, and it has a friendly couple working together as the FBO to boot. Mike and Tracy Potter were working all

over the field to make sure everyone had a great time. The folks in Shel足 byville put on a great fly-in, with plenty of hot pancakes first thing in the morning and then a freshly cooked burger for lunch, washed down with lemonade shake-ups. Combined with good friends . .. how could likfe be better? ......


ne of the great guys at Shelbyville is Bob Howie, who spends a major amount of time during his preflight on his Waco CTO (formerly Speed Holman's Taperwing, Registration No. 7446) oiling the valves and rocker arms on the bi足 plane's Wright J-4. Of course, that means that most of it will also wind up on the windscreen or his gog足 gles, but hey, that's what flying neat old biplanes is all about!

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Glenn Peck flew the Historic Aircraft Restoration Mu足 seum's Piper PA-15 Vagabond to Shelbyville from Dauster Flying Field in Creve Coeur, Missouri. It's another vintage足 friendly airport.

John Livesay is now enjoying flying his Warner-powered Waco RNF, complete with a ring cowl.

Mel McCollum made a quick hop over from the St. Louis area with his sharp Monocoupe 90-AL. VINTAGE AIRPLANE

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PASS

IT TO BUCK

BY E.E. "BUCK" HILBERT, EAA #21 VAA #5

P.O. Box 424,

UNION,

IL 60180

Modeling talent I've been around restorers and airplanes in general for a very long time, and still I'm amazed at the incredible work members can do. Take a look at the modeling done by Lester Klean, who now lives in Sun City, Arizona. Lester and I knew each other way back when. He did a number of meticulous restorations over the years, includ足 ing a really great Champ he used

to own and fly. I hadn't heard from him in more than 20 years, but these shots showed up in the mail a little while ago, and I wanted to share them with you. Lots of you are modelers, too, and we appreciate all the different ways you keep old airplanes alive.

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The Wright J-5 Whirlwind engine is available as a 1-1/2-inch (l/B) scale kit from Williams Brothers, a well足 known plastic modeling firm ( www.wil/iamsbrosinc.com). This l/B-inch scale model of the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis was sold to Ker足 mit Weeks. It spans 69 inches and duplicates the entire structure of the Spirit right down to the details in the cockpit.

One side is covered , the other left with the structure showing. Look at all those wing ribs! Even the spars and rigging fittings were duplicated.

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NEW MEMBERS

John Hitzke ............... Queensland, Australia joel K. Mikaelsen ...... ... . ....... Montague, MI

Roger Bryant ...... . ... Kingston, Ontario, Canada jeffrey S. Croy .................. Pryor Lake, MN

Archie Chamberlain ... Schomberg, Ontario, Canada James D. Ludford II............. Eden Prairie, MN

Steve MacDonald ...... Wyoming, Ontario, Canada Pauline Vivan Milner ..... . ....... Plymouth, MN

Brian Reis .. .. ....... .. Wiarton, Ontario, Canada Michael C. Finke ................. St. Louis, MO

Peter F. Snaith .......... Oshawa, Ontario, Canada William Francis ................ Manchester, MO

Mike Fowler. . . . . . .. Market Harborough, England Lester M. Grotpeter ............ Creve Coeur, MO

Stephane Rosse ... ............... Nandy, France Marvin E. Hendershot .. . ......... Jonesburg, MO

Caddeo Philippe ................. Vierzy, France Glenn E. Peck ............ Maryland Heights, MO

Carl Josef Kaeser .. .... ....... . Coburg, Germany Clifton T. Trice ... ..... ... ...... St. Charles, MO

Michael Haworth ...... Hampshire, Great Britain William E. Hood .................... Dover, NC

Charles W. Huke ........ Shropshire, Great Britain Michael Kellogg . ... ............... Oxford, NC

Rami Lothan .................... Tel Aviv, Israel Charles O. Peterson ............... Pinehurst, NC

Carolyn Jones ........ .......... Eagle River, AK Eric Turner ..................... LeXington, NC

Michael]. Bedard ................. Madison, AL Dana E. Anderson ................ St Edward, NE

Richard]. Adams ..................... Mesa, AZ jon M. Enevoldsen ................. Lincoln, NE

Michael Gonzales .................... Mesa, AZ Tim Gleason ...................... Omaha, NE

Ryan Kassik ...................... Phoenix, AZ Daniel L. Petersen ................. Unadilla, NE

Carl G. Remmel .............. Sun City West, AZ james Ahman ................. Hackettstown, Nj

Norman W. Batchelder .......... Palm Springs, CA Andrzej Chmielewski ................ Asbury, Nj

Ron Greenall ...................... Visalia, CA Michael Peters .................. Succasunna, NJ

Edwin K. Kempkey ... . .. ........ ... .. Napa, CA Michael Rinaldi .................. Las Vegas NY

Doug King . . .. ..... . .. . .... .. Castro Valley, CA Chris]. Hatin .. ...... ......... .. Northville, NY

Howard Pomerantz ............... Los Gatos, CA Donald j. Howe ..... ..... ......... Oakdale, NY

James Slusser .......... ......... . Calistoga, CA Duane A. Bostrom ................. Medina, OH

Dennis W. Timmons ............... Riverside, CA Kenneth K. Clark .................... Tulsa, OK

Rick Williams .................... Murphys, CA Timothy j. Kerber ................ Sherwood, OR

Christopher P. Yakubek ... .... ..... Los Gatos, CA Luigi U. Ricci Moretti. ........... Philadelphia, PA

Steve Saunders ..................... Oxford, CT Troy Brown . ........... ..... ..... . Ft. Mill, SC

John Arnold .... ... .. .. .. ......... . Miami, FL Dennis Dykstra . ......... .......... Monroe, SD

Roy A. Berube .......... . ..... ... ... Miami, FL Frank Mele .... ................. Cookeville, TN

Lonnie David Blackburn ............... Citra, FL Rick Pellicciotti .................... Bartlett, TN

John Brewer .................. Panoma Park, FL Robert Seymour ........ ..... Hendersonville, TN

Thomas M. Camman ....... . ...... Lake Mary, FL Fred Bussell .................... ..... Tyler, TX

Raymond S. Dauer. ................ Ft. Myers, FL jay Crowell .................... ..... Paris, TX

john F. Hansen ............... Ft. Lauderdale, FL Emile L. Faciane ................... Rowlett, TX

Clifford B. Hickson .............. Palm Coast, FL Robert D. Funk .................. .. Bullard, TX

William A. Kirby................. Gainesville, FL Donald L. Gibson .................. El Paso, TX

Daniel Tomczak ..................... Tampa, FL George H. Gould ......... ... ..... Lamarque, TX

Guy Hill .. .. ........ . ..... ... .... Atlanta, GA Daniel P. Leone .... ..... ..... .... . Houston, TX

Kenneth Williams .................. Griffin, GA Sam L. Pool ...................... Houston, TX

john C. Burg ................ .... Washburn, IA john Royes ........................ Center, TX

Charles Michael Brown ............ Sandpoint, ID Greg Young .... ........ .... ........ Spring, TX

joseph A. Dory.................... Ca ldwell, ID Kim Peterson .. ............... Spanish Fork, UT

Randy Coutre ... ..... .. . . ...... .. Plainfield, IL John A. Best .. ..... .. .. ........... Moneta, VA

jeffrey J. Kaney .................... Rockford, IL Scott Compton .................. Goodview, VA

john D. O'Malley ................. Winnetka, IL Chris Merritt ................... Centreville, VA

Gerald D. Oliver .............. Downers Grove, IL john M. Potock ......... ........ .. S. Riding, VA

Richie Davidson ................... Hanover, IN james F. White, jr. ................ Abingdon, VA

Berl j. Grant ...................... Seymour, IN Robyn G. Mayer .............. Stevens Point, WI

David Wewers . .. . .. ...... ...... Kansas City, KS Tim A. Robertson ................. Appleton, WI

Felix Proulx ...................... Hanson, MA Francis L. Susor. ........ ........... Wausau, WI

David Larson ............... Lexington Park, MD Dave Shaw .............. ......... .. Cody, WY

William R. Aikens .......... . Bloomfield Hills, MI

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FLY-IN CALENDAR

JUNE 20-23-Mason, MI-Ercoupe Reunion National Convention. Mason-Jewett Airport (TEW). Everyone welcome. Info: 810-231-3392 or mlrdun­ lap@yahoo.com. JUNE 22-Zanesville, OH-EAA Ch. 425 Fly-In-Drive­ In Breakfast. Riverside Airport. 8am-2pm. Breakfast all day, lunch items llam-2pm. Fly Market. Info: 740-454-0003. JUNE 22-Wauseon, OH-Ch. 149 Annual Pancake Breakfast Fly-In. Fulton County Airport (USE). Info: 419-636-5503. JUNE 22-Marquette County, MI-First Annual Sawyer Aviation Expo. Sponsored by EAA Ch . 850 & Mar­ quette County Area Chamber of Commerce. The following list ofcoming events is furnish ed to our readers as a Celebrating the history of the former K.1. Sawyer matter of information only and does not constitute approval, sponsor­ AFB. Sawyer International is located 160 mi. north ship, involvement, control or direction ofany event (fly-in, seminars, of Green Bay, WI. Info: joel@bordergrill.net or 306­ fly market, etc.) listed. Please send the information to EAA, Att: Vin­ 346-3567 tage Airplane, P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086. Information JUNE 23-Niles, MI-EAA Ch. 865 Annual Fly­ should be received four months prior to the event date. In/Breakfast at Jerry Tyler Municipal Ai rport (3TR), 7 till noon. Info: 219-271-8533 JUNE 27-30-Mr. Vernon, OH-43rd Annual Nat'l JUNE 13-I6-St. Louis, MO-American Waco Club Inc. Waco Club Reunion. Wynkoop Airport. Info: 93 7­ Fly-In. Creve Coeur Airport. Info: Phil 616-624-6490 866-6692 or or Jerry 317-535-8882 WA COASO@aol.com JUNE 13-I6-Middletown, OH-llth Nat'l Aeronca As­ JUNE 29-Prosser, WA-EAA Ch. 391 Fly-In Breakfast. soc. Convention. Hook Field. Aircraft judging, Air Info: 509-786-1830 Force Museum tours, steak fry Fri., forum & banquet JULY 4-Mansfield, OH-(MFD) Pancake Breakfast Sat. Info: 217-395-2522 Mansfield Aviation Club, 7-11 a.m. Info: 419-774­ JUNE I5- Cooperstown, NY-(K23) Old Airplane Fly-In 7575 & Breakfast Sponsored by EAA Ch. 1070. 7:30 a.m.­ JULY 6-Rensselaer, IN- EAA Chapter 828 Fly-In at Noon, rain or shine. Adults $4.00, Children under Jasper County Airport. Ham & bean lunch. Info: 12 $3.50. Pilots of 1962 or older aircraft eat free! 219-866-5587 Info: 607-547-2526 JULY 6-Gainesville, GA-(GVL) EAA 611 34th An­ JUNE I5-I6-West Bend, WI-Southeast Wisconsin nual Cracker Fly-In . 7:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast & Airfest. 8am-5pm ea. day. Air show, flight simula­ Fly-IN. Judging in 9 categories, awards, rides, food. tors, military and vintage airplane showcase, chil­ Info : 770-531-0291 or 770-536-9023 or dren's entertainment area, vintage car show and www. eaa611. com parade, food, and more! Firefighters, Police, and JULY 5-7-Alliance, OH-Taylorcraft Foundation, Tay­ active or retired military, admitted free with ID or lorcraft Owner's Club Fly-In & Reunion . Barber proof of service. Info: 800-414-0065 Airport (2Dl). Breakfast Sat. & Sun. by EAA Ch . 82. JUNE I6-23-Las Vegas, NV-34th Annual Convention Info 330-823-1168 or www.taylorcraft.org of the Int'l Cessna 170 Assn . Texas Station Hotel, 800­ JULY 13-Toughkenamon, PA-EAA Chapter 240, 654-8888, Info 702-595-8019 28th Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast 8:00 a.m. at New Garden Airport (N5 7). Young Eagles' EAA FLY·IN SCHEDULE 2002 Rally. Admission free . Info: 215-761-3 191 EM ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAl. VIRGINIA STATE EM FLY·IN JULY 13-Zanesville, OH-EAA Ch. 425 Fly-In/ Drive­ www.greeleynet.comleaaregional www.vaeaa.org In Breakfast. PARR Airport. 8 a.m.-2 p .m . Breakfast June 29·30, Longmont, CO September 7·8, Dinwiddie County Airport all day, lunch items 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fly Market. NORTHWEST EM AY-IN EM EAST COAST FLY.JN Info: 740-454-0003 . www.nweaa.org www.eastcoastflyin.org JULY 20-Cooperstown, NY-(K23) Old Airplane Fly­ July 1()'14, Arlington, WA September 13·15, Toughkenamon, PA In & Breakfast Sponsored by EAA Ch. 1070. EM AlRVENTURE OSHKOSH EM SOUTHWEST REGIONAl. FLY.JN 7:30am-Noon, rain or shine. Adults $4.00, Children www.airventure.org www.swrfi·com under 12 $3.50. Pilots of 1962 or older aircraft eat September 27·28, Abilene,TX July 23·29, Oshkosh, WI free! Info: 607-547-2526 EM GOLDEN WEST REGIONAl. AY.JN EM SOI1TII£AST REGIONAl. FLY.JN JULY 20-Alamosa, CO-San Luis Valley Regional www.gwfly-in.org www.serfi.org Airport Air Show and Fly-In. Features classic war­ September 6-8, Yuba County Airport (MRV) October 4·6, Evergreen, AL birds (WWII), acrobatic exhibitions, current mili­ EM MID-EASTERN FLY-IN COPPERSTATE EM AY·IN tary aircraft, experim ental aircraft, and homebuilts. 419-447·1773 (telefax) www.copperstate.org Pancake Breakfast. Event free to public. Info: 719­ September 6-8, Marion, OH October 1()'13, Phoenix, AZ 852-9860. 24

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JULY 20-2I-Dayton, OH-1st Eastern Region Nat'l Avi­

AUGUST 3 I -Zanesville, OH-EAA Ch. 425 Fly­

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Mark & Lisa Haag Houston, TX

• Mark ­ Flying for 28 years: Commercia/, multi-engine, instrument; seaplane, 2000 hours • Lisa - Flying for fo ur years: Private pilot; instru ment; 600 hours • Stearman won runner-up WWII airplanes at Oshkosh 2000 Lisa and Mark Haag, with their Stea rman N99AN, met at

Hooks Airport in Houston .

"The service at AUA has been excellent. In addition, AUA saves us money as we have two airplanes (also a Cessna 206) and AUA gives us a multi-airplane discount."

- Mark and L.isa Haag

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