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Volume 9, Number 1 July 27, 2008     

Type clubs meeting this week in Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the annual gathering place for aviation enthusiasts, so it’s only natural that many type clubs also hold special events, dinners, and meetings in and around Oshkosh throughout the week. Listed below are the meetings and gatherings scheduled during EAA AirVenture 2008.

The Acro Sport dinner/meeting will be at Robbins Restaurant, 1810 Omro Rd., Oshkosh, on Thursday, July 31. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m. with an awards dinner to follow. RSVP to LaFonda Jean Kinneman at 414-529-2609 or go to the Acro Sport tent in the workshop area during the convention.

Avid Flyer will hold a type club meeting on Wednesday, July 30, at 1 p.m. under the big tent at the EAA Seaplane Base. For more information contact the group at http://Groups.Yahoo.com/group/avid_flyer.

The BD-4 group will meet at the Delta Restaurant, 515 N. Sawyer St., Oshkosh, on Thursday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will be ordering from the menu. Call Joe Lienau at 630-212-8391 for reservations.

The Bearhawk Builders will gather on Tuesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. in Camp Scholler for its annual barbecue. Please sign up at the Avipro booth where you will receive a map and directions to the location. Cost is a monetary donation.

The Beech Aero Club will meet on Tuesday, July 29, at 2 p.m. at the Larry Last residence, adjacent to the airport (3827 Red Oak Ct.). A shuttle from Gate E01 will be provided; please call 414-397-8215.

The Bellanca-Champion Club will meet at the Fin ’n Feather Restaurant in Winneconne, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, July 30, after 6 p.m. Enjoy a nice buffet or order from the menu. Drivers and riders will be matched for ride-sharing at the Type Club Tent Headquarters.

Cardinal Flyers Online will meet on Thursday, July 31, at 11:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. Tentative menu plans are for barbecue chicken and pork. Cost is $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Visit www.CardinalFlyers.com/mem/fin/osh08.shtml to sign up.

The Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association will meet on Wednesday, July 30, at the Hilton Garden Inn, on the north side of Runway 9-27, at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails (there’ll be a cash bar). Hors d’oeuvres will be followed by a grilled tenderloin and mahi-mahi dinner. Special dietary requests can be accommodated. Dinner is at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults and $10 for children under 10. See COPA website for more details.

The De Havilland Tiger Moth and Chipmunk Club of North America will meet on Thursday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. at The Water City Grill, Algoma Room, 107 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh. Cost is $28. RSVP to sbetzler@empirelevel.com. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m., and dinner is at 7:30 p.m. The menu is a chef’s buffet.

Dyke Delta enthusiasts will be meeting at the Homebuilders Headquarters on Wednesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. Jim Maher is the contact. All are welcome to this gathering.

The GlaStar and Sportsman Association will hold its annual cookout on Wednesday, July 30, starting about 6 p.m. in Camp Scholler. Our trailer base camp is located 37 yards due north of 52nd St. and Lindbergh Ave. It is in the wooded area of the campground directly south of the exhibit buildings.

EAA’s annual Homebuilders Dinner is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the Nature Center Pavilion. Tickets ($12) are available at the Homebuilders Headquarters.

Micro Mong builders and owners will meet at the EAA Seaplane Base, Margaritaville area, on Wednesday, July 30, at 3 p.m.

Quickie builders will meet on the porch of the Homebuilders Headquarters from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 31. Doug Humble is the contact: 402-250-9075.

The Swift Museum Foundation Inc. will hold its annual "Swift Dinner at Oshkosh" at the Fin ’n Feather, Winneconne, Wisconsin, on Thursday, July 31. Cocktails are 6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. Reservations, directions, and transportation details will be at the Swift Forum site by Thursday morning.

The Velocity owners and builders will meet on Wednesday, July 30, at 6 p.m. in Camp Scholler, on the corner of 10th and Elm, for brats, burgers, and beverages. If you can bring a side dish, it would be most welcome. Contact Andy Millin at http://kal-soft.com/velocity/AirVentureRSVP.asp for reservations.

The Zenair builders dinner is open to builders, pilots, and enthusiasts who will meet on Thursday, July 31, at Robbins Restaurant, 1810 Omro Rd, Oshkosh. RSVP at the Zenith booth, exhibits 424, 425, and 430.

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