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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedForty on the Fortieth: Organizers Aiming for 40 Hatzes for 40th Anniversary
It was 1968 when John Hatz first flew the biplane dubbed CB-1 and later named Happiness. Forty years later, the hundreds of builders, pilots and owners of Hatzes want to celebrate. The Hatz Biplane Association (HBA) decided that 2008 will be the year of "Forty on the Fortieth" to be celebrated during the HBA Annual Meeting at Brodhead, Wisconsin; and also, "H20" (Hatzes to Oshkosh).

"We think the most Hatzes we've ever had in one place at one time was a dozen or maybe 14," said HBA President Kevin Conner, EAA 700293, of Collinsville, Oklahoma. "It's time we do our best to pull Hatzes and Kelly Ds from all over the country, to gather and honor these great biplanes, the man that built the first one, and those who have built and flown them since. It's only natural that we do all we can to get them together at our annual meeting and also at Oshkosh."

Hatz owners who would like to participate should contact Chuck Brownlow at brownlowod@aol.com.


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