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Steve Sliwa

Here is an event posted by the Editors of CONTACT! Magazine.

Friends,

For the past three years we’ve been very fortunate to have our *CONTACT!

Magazine* annual fly-in hosted by the fine people at the Golden West Fly-in

(Marysville California), who rolled out the red carpet for us. But each

year the weather seemed to not want to cooperate. Last year we had a

record-shattering heat wave, and the year before that we had 40 mph winds

with low temps to match.

Each of these weather-related issues kept people from showing up, so our

numbers have been slowly declining while they should be rising

exponentially. So in the last issue I made mention of a few places we were

considering, one such place being French Valley Airport (F70), near

Temecula California. Not long after that I received an email from the

French Valley EAA chapter (Pietenpol builders!) offering their full

assistance. Long story short, I paid them a visit and they voted to help us

all they can.

So with that, I’m pleased to announce that on Saturday September 27, 2014,

we’ll be hosting our *11th annual Alternative Engine and Experimental

Aircraft Round-Up* at French Valley Airport. The event will have a soft

start on Friday, Sept 26th, as we receive and welcome arrivals. On Saturday

we’ll have a day of educational forums and lots of cool stuff to see on the

ramp. We’ll have a nice catered dinner that evening, and the next day we’ll

be there to help those who flew in to get home safely.

None of the details are set in stone (except the date and the place) but we

plan to have easy access from the parking lot to the forums for those who

drive in, and plenty of ground support (including transportation to and

from motels) for those who fly-in. The uncontrolled field has a beautifully

paved 6000’ x 75’ lighted runway, lots of tiedown space, and even a few

vacant hangars that can be rented by the day for those who wish to keep

their planes inside overnight. Additionally, there’s a very nice restaurant

on the field. For more information, please visit our website:

(still a work in progress)

And if you’d like to display your plane, present an educational forum,

offer assistance or even display a product, please let me know as soon as

possible. You can reach me best by email:

or by my calling office phone number during

normal business hours:

559-584-3306

We hope to see you there!

I’d also like to take a moment to let you know that we are about to deliver

our special, 85th Pietenpol anniversary issue of *CONTACT! Magazine*, and

to thank all of you who were at the Brodhead Pietenpol gathering or

AirVenture and either bought the single issue or went the distance and

subscribed to *CONTACT! *

And I'd especially like to thank ALL who participated in the making of this

issue. If it wasn't for their generosity of information, we wouldn't have

this awesome issue. It was our great pleasure to work with these

individuals that helped us create this special 32 page issue filled with

Pietenpol articles. Here’s a link to the cover image:

Here’s the table of contents:

•Dan Helsper’s Ford A Powered Pietenpol.— Oscar Zuniga introduces us to a

special Pietenpol built by Dan Helsper, who did his best to stick to the

plans wherever practical, including the engine.

•Ol’ Tattered Wingtips.— Pietenpol patriarch Donald “Doc” Mosher tells of

some of the inside tips that help fill in the gaps left in the various

Pietenpol plan sets currently available.

•Got Gas?— Steve Williamson, President of EAA Chapter 1279 based at French

Valley Airport, gives us a little insight into the traps that can arise

when building a plane as a chapter, and details the fuel system in the

Pietenpol they built.

•1937 Pietenpol Air Camper NX308MB— Gary Boothe shares his story of

building this simple yet elegant version of Bernard Pietenpol’s

Corvair-powered Air Camper, as a tribute to his father.

•Greg Bacon’s Turbo Subaru EA-82T Pietenpol Air Camper— Oscar Zuniga

presents the tale of “Mountain Piet,” a straightforward incarnation

designed to be flown from a field in Colorado with a summertime density

altitude approaching 11,000 feet.

•Chris Rusch’s “MitsuPIETshi” Air Camper— Oscar Zuniga highlights some of

the many details that make this Air Camper unique, including the Mitsubishi

forklift engine that was overhauled before being adapted to its new chore

of powering a classic bird.

•11th Annual Alternative Engine Round-Up— The fine people from EAA Chapter

1279 have stepped up and offered to cohost our annual fly-in. This year;s

event will be held on Saturday, September 27th at the French Valley Airport

near Temecula California.

If you’re interested in receiving *CONTACT! Magazine*, please contact us by

phone, e-mail, or just simply drop a check in the mail to us and we’ll

enter you into our database just in time to receive this issue. The link to

our subscription page is at the very bottom of this note.

Please remember that *CONTACT! Magazine* is a recognized 501©3

non-profit, educational resource. We publish *CONTACT!* not as a

moneymaking endeavor, but rather as a labor of love- love for experimental

aviation.

As previously stated, we just returned from a very successful trip to the

Brodhead Pietenpol gathering and Oshkosh. We met some great people with

some new products and interesting planes that we’ll be writing about in

upcoming issues and I know you won’t want to miss out.

Additionally, we finally picked up the full-color version of *Alternative

Engines Volume 4* from the printer just before I left for OSH. I had a good

supply of them at Brodhead and AirVenture and totally sold out by the third

day. While I was away at the show, my wife Veronica mailed out several

hundred to those who were kind enough to preorder so that we would have the

funds to self-publish. She’s still not done so if you preordered and

haven’t received yours yet, hang in there a few more weeks. If you haven’t

ordered yours yet, now is the time to do it!

We’ve had the less expensive black and white version in stock for quite a

while now and they’re always available. If you’d like to know more about

the book, please visit:

Here’s an electronic version preview of Volume 4:

If you’d like just the current, all Pietenpol issue- that can be ordered by

following the directions at the bottom of this page:

Please note that this page hasn’t been updated in a little over a year and

does not include all the most recent issues, including the all-Pietenpol

issue. Just be sure to ask for issue #108 when you order.

Sincerely,

Patrick Panzera, Editor

If you’d like to follow us on Facebook, please visit:

We update that site nearly daily with news and information relevant to

experimental aviation.

…and for subscription information please visit:

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Steve Sliwa

Here is an event posted by the Editors of CONTACT! Magazine.

Friends,

For the past three years we’ve been very fortunate to have our *CONTACT!

Magazine* annual fly-in hosted by the fine people at the Golden West Fly-in

(Marysville California), who rolled out the red carpet for us. But each

year the weather seemed to not want to cooperate. Last year we had a

record-shattering heat wave, and the year before that we had 40 mph winds

with low temps to match.

Each of these weather-related issues kept people from showing up, so our

numbers have been slowly declining while they should be rising

exponentially. So in the last issue I made mention of a few places we were

considering, one such place being French Valley Airport (F70), near

Temecula California. Not long after that I received an email from the

French Valley EAA chapter (Pietenpol builders!) offering their full

assistance. Long story short, I paid them a visit and they voted to help us

all they can.

So with that, I’m pleased to announce that on Saturday September 27, 2014,

we’ll be hosting our *11th annual Alternative Engine and Experimental

Aircraft Round-Up* at French Valley Airport. The event will have a soft

start on Friday, Sept 26th, as we receive and welcome arrivals. On Saturday

we’ll have a day of educational forums and lots of cool stuff to see on the

ramp. We’ll have a nice catered dinner that evening, and the next day we’ll

be there to help those who flew in to get home safely.

None of the details are set in stone (except the date and the place) but we

plan to have easy access from the parking lot to the forums for those who

drive in, and plenty of ground support (including transportation to and

from motels) for those who fly-in. The uncontrolled field has a beautifully

paved 6000’ x 75’ lighted runway, lots of tiedown space, and even a few

vacant hangars that can be rented by the day for those who wish to keep

their planes inside overnight. Additionally, there’s a very nice restaurant

on the field. For more information, please visit our website:

(still a work in progress)

And if you’d like to display your plane, present an educational forum,

offer assistance or even display a product, please let me know as soon as

possible. You can reach me best by email:

or by my calling office phone number during

normal business hours:

559-584-3306

We hope to see you there!

I’d also like to take a moment to let you know that we are about to deliver

our special, 85th Pietenpol anniversary issue of *CONTACT! Magazine*, and

to thank all of you who were at the Brodhead Pietenpol gathering or

AirVenture and either bought the single issue or went the distance and

subscribed to *CONTACT! *

And I'd especially like to thank ALL who participated in the making of this

issue. If it wasn't for their generosity of information, we wouldn't have

this awesome issue. It was our great pleasure to work with these

individuals that helped us create this special 32 page issue filled with

Pietenpol articles. Here’s a link to the cover image:

Here’s the table of contents:

•Dan Helsper’s Ford A Powered Pietenpol.— Oscar Zuniga introduces us to a

special Pietenpol built by Dan Helsper, who did his best to stick to the

plans wherever practical, including the engine.

•Ol’ Tattered Wingtips.— Pietenpol patriarch Donald “Doc” Mosher tells of

some of the inside tips that help fill in the gaps left in the various

Pietenpol plan sets currently available.

•Got Gas?— Steve Williamson, President of EAA Chapter 1279 based at French

Valley Airport, gives us a little insight into the traps that can arise

when building a plane as a chapter, and details the fuel system in the

Pietenpol they built.

•1937 Pietenpol Air Camper NX308MB— Gary Boothe shares his story of

building this simple yet elegant version of Bernard Pietenpol’s

Corvair-powered Air Camper, as a tribute to his father.

•Greg Bacon’s Turbo Subaru EA-82T Pietenpol Air Camper— Oscar Zuniga

presents the tale of “Mountain Piet,” a straightforward incarnation

designed to be flown from a field in Colorado with a summertime density

altitude approaching 11,000 feet.

•Chris Rusch’s “MitsuPIETshi” Air Camper— Oscar Zuniga highlights some of

the many details that make this Air Camper unique, including the Mitsubishi

forklift engine that was overhauled before being adapted to its new chore

of powering a classic bird.

•11th Annual Alternative Engine Round-Up— The fine people from EAA Chapter

1279 have stepped up and offered to cohost our annual fly-in. This year;s

event will be held on Saturday, September 27th at the French Valley Airport

near Temecula California.

If you’re interested in receiving *CONTACT! Magazine*, please contact us by

phone, e-mail, or just simply drop a check in the mail to us and we’ll

enter you into our database just in time to receive this issue. The link to

our subscription page is at the very bottom of this note.

Please remember that *CONTACT! Magazine* is a recognized 501©3

non-profit, educational resource. We publish *CONTACT!* not as a

moneymaking endeavor, but rather as a labor of love- love for experimental

aviation.

As previously stated, we just returned from a very successful trip to the

Brodhead Pietenpol gathering and Oshkosh. We met some great people with

some new products and interesting planes that we’ll be writing about in

upcoming issues and I know you won’t want to miss out.

Additionally, we finally picked up the full-color version of *Alternative

Engines Volume 4* from the printer just before I left for OSH. I had a good

supply of them at Brodhead and AirVenture and totally sold out by the third

day. While I was away at the show, my wife Veronica mailed out several

hundred to those who were kind enough to preorder so that we would have the

funds to self-publish. She’s still not done so if you preordered and

haven’t received yours yet, hang in there a few more weeks. If you haven’t

ordered yours yet, now is the time to do it!

We’ve had the less expensive black and white version in stock for quite a

while now and they’re always available. If you’d like to know more about

the book, please visit:

Here’s an electronic version preview of Volume 4:

If you’d like just the current, all Pietenpol issue- that can be ordered by

following the directions at the bottom of this page:

Please note that this page hasn’t been updated in a little over a year and

does not include all the most recent issues, including the all-Pietenpol

issue. Just be sure to ask for issue #108 when you order.

Sincerely,

Patrick Panzera, Editor

If you’d like to follow us on Facebook, please visit:

We update that site nearly daily with news and information relevant to

experimental aviation.

…and for subscription information please visit:

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JStern

Hi my name is Jack Stern, and I would like to know if anyone has an extra seat for fly-in to Sedona, AZ. I could leave anytime you are ready, even if you want to be there early on October 1st.

I live in Burbank, CA.. I am an experienced pilot, having flown more than 2000 hours in fixed wing aircraft, 60 of those in Pipistrel type motor gliders.

I am willing to share expenses. Please let me know if you can take me along. My stories will entertain you.

My cell is 818-970-7540.

Thanks

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airusa

When and where will be the annual fly-in for 2016,  Joe Kulbeth AIRUSA,  SunDancer a touring motor glider ,  Fly Like an Airplane and Soar Like a Bird.

joekulbeth.airusa@gmail.com      www.airusa.us    lets visit

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