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  • EDITORIAL STAFF Publisher

    Tom Paberezny

    June 1993 Vol. 21, No.6

    CONTENTS

    1 Straight & Level/ Espie "Butch" Joyce

    2 AlC News/ compiled by H.G. Frautschy

    4 Pass it to Buck/ E.E. "Buck" Hilbert

    Vice-President,

    Marketing and Communications

    Dick Matt

    Editor-in-Chief

    Jack Cox

    Editor

    Henry G. Frautschy

    Managing Editor

    Golda Cox

    Art Director

    Mike Drucks

    Computer Graphic Specialists

    Olivia L. Phillip

    Sara Hansen Jennifer Larsen

    Advertising

    Mary Jones

    Associate Editor

    Norm Petersen

    Feature Writers

    George Hardie, Jr. Dennis Parks

    Staff Photographers

    Jim Koepnick Mike Steineke

    Carl Schuppel Donna Bushman

    Editorial Assistant

    Isabelle Wiske

    EAA ANTIQUE/CLASSIC DIVISION, INC,

    OFFICERS

    President Vice·Presidenl Espie "Butch" Joyce Arthur Morgan

    604 Highway St. 3744 North 51st Blvd. Madison, NC 27025 Milwaukee, WI 53216

    919/427-0216 414/442-3631

    Secrelary Treasurer Steve Nesse E.E. "Buck" Hilbert

    2009 Highland Ave. P.O. Box 424 Albert Lea, MN 56007 Union, IL 60180

    507/373-1674 815/923-4591

    DIRECTORS John Berendt Robert C. "Bob" Brauer

    7645 Echo Point Rd. 9345 S. Hoyne

    Cannon Falls, MN 55009 Chicago, IL 60620

    507/263-2414 312/779-2105

    Gene Chase John S. Copeland

    2159 Carlton Rd. 28-3 Williamsburg CI. Oshkosh, WI 54904 Shrewsbury, MA 01545

    414/231·5002 f/J8/842-7867 Phil Coulson George Daubner

    28415 Springbrook Dr. 2448 Lough Lane Lawton, M149065 Hartford, WI 53027

    616/624-6490 414/673-5885 Charles Harris Stan Gomoll

    3933 South Peoria 1042 90th Lane, NE P.O. Box 904038 Minneapolis, MN 55434 Tulsa, OK 74105 612/784-1172 918/742·7311

    Dale A. Gustafson Jeannie Hill

    7724 Shady Hill Dr. P.O. Box 328

    Indianapolis, IN 46278 Harvard, IL 60033

    317/293-4430 815/943-7205

    Robert Uckleig Robert D. "Bob" Lumley 1708 Bay Oaks Dr. 1265 South 124th St.

    Albert Lea, MN 56007 Brookfield, WI 53005 507/373-2922 414/782-2633 Gene Morris George York

    115C Steve Court, R.R. 2 181 Sloboda Av.

    Roanoke, TX 76262 Mansfield, OH 44906

    817/491-9110 419/529-4378

    S.H. OWes· Schmid 2359 Lefeber Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213

    414/771-1545

    DIRECTOR EMERITUS S.J. WiHman

    7200 S.E. 85th Lane

    Ocala, FL 32672

    904/245-7768

    ADVISORS Joe Dickey Jimmy Rollison

    511 Terrace Lake Rd. 823 Carrion Circle Columbus, IN 47201 Winters, CA 95694-1665

    812/342-6878 916/795·4334

    Dean Richardson Geoff Robison 6701 Colony Dr. 1521 E. MacGregor Dr.

    Madison, WI 53717 New Haven, IN 46774 608/833-1291 219/493-4724

    Page 2

    5 Mystery Plane/ George Hardie

    6 Vintage Literature/ Dennis Parks

    8 Sun 'n Fun '93/ H.G. Frautschy and Norm Petersen PageS

    20 Antique/Classic Photo Contest

    25 AlC Calendar

    26 Welcome New Members

    27 Notice of Annual Meeting

    30 Vintage Trader Page 20

    FRONT COVER . Dr. Roy Wicker (A/C 103) pi lots the Sun 'n Fun '93 Grand Champion Antique, the 1931 Davis D-1·W looks splendid with its cream and yellow color scheme. Dr. Wicker. from Quitman, GA, and his partner, Barbara Kitchens, of Milner, GA have brought the special a irplane back from the brink with an outstanding restoration . EAA photo by Jim Koepnick. Shot with a Canon EOS-1 equipped with an 80-2oomm lens. 1/250 sec. at f5.6 on Kodak Kodachrome 64. Cessna 210 photo plane piloted by Bruce Moore. REAR COVER .. . Captain Dick Hill and owner Dwain Pittenger pilot Dwain's Sun 'n Fun '93 Best Custom Antique Cessna T-50 Bobcat over the marshlands north of Lakeland. EM photo by Jim Koepnick. Shot with a Canon EOS-1 equipped with an 80-2oomm lens. 1/500 sec. at f8 on Kodak Ektachrome 64. Cessna 210 photo plane piloted by Bruce Moore.

    Copyright © 1993 by the EAA Antique/Classic Division Inc. All rights reserved. VINTAGE AIRPLANE (ISSN 0091·6943) is published and owned exclusively by the EAA Antique/Classic Division, Inc. of the Experimental Aircraft Association and is published monthly at EAA Aviation Center, 3000 Poberezny Rd., P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54903-3086. Second Class Postage paid at Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901 and at addrtional mailing offices. The membership rate for EAA Antique/Classic Division, Inc. is $20.00 for current EAA members for 12 month period of which $12.00 is for the publication of VINTAGE AIRPLANE. Membership is open to all who are interested in aviation. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to EAA Antique/Classic Division, Inc., P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086. FOREIGN AND APO ADDRESSES - Please allow at least two months for delivery of VINTAGE AIRPLANE to foreign and APO addresses via suriace mail. ADVERTISING - Antique/Classic Division does not guarantee or endorse any product offered through the advertising. We invite constructive criticism and welcome any report of inferior merchandise obtained through our advertising so that corrective measures can be taken. EDITORIAL POLICY: Readers are encouraged to submit stories and photographs. Policy opinions expressed in articles are solely those of the authors. Responsibility for accuracy in reporting rests entirely with the contributor. No renumeration is made. Material should be sent to: Editor, VINTAGE AIRPLANE, P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086. Phone 414/426-4800. The words EAA, ULTRALIGHT, FLY WtTH THE FIRST TEAM, SPORT AVIATION and the logos of EAA, EAA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, EAA ANTIQUE/CLASSIC DtVISION, INTERNATIONAL AEROBATIC CLUBS, WARBIRDS OF AMERICAo%(e ® registered trademarks. THE EAA SKY SHOPPE and logos of the EAA AVIATION FOUNDATION and EAA ULTRALIGHT CONVENTION are trademarks of the above associations and their use by any person other than the above association is strictly prohibited.

  • STRAIGHT & LEVEL

    by Espie "Butch" Joyce

    As you will read in the A/C News section this month, we welcome two new Antique/Classic Chapters; the first is Antique/Classic Chapter 25 of Sacramento, California. Their presi­ dent is Jon Schmitt. I'd really like to welcome this Chapter - there is quite a bit of activity in California from the Antique, Classic and Contemporary standpoint, and I'm pleased to see a new A/C Chapter forming there . Also, a hearty welcome to Chapter 26 which has been formed in Lansing, Illinois . Their president is Peter Bayer. We're glad to see this Chapter as there is also quite a bit of activity in the Illinois area . H.G. has more details on these two Chapters in our Antique/Classic News.

    We have just completed our spring Antique/Classic Board of Directors meeting in May. Quite a bit of business was discussed there. One of the topics was your VINTAGE AIRPLANE magazine. Everyone has been very complimentary about our magazine and we continuously try to improve it. I may have passed this along before but this year six of the twelve magazines published will be color editions. As the membership grows, we will try to add color for each month, but we have to reach our goal of 10,000 members before we can do that. We are now right at 8,600, so we are moving right along towards our goal. I can't emphasize

    enough that if you know of someone who is interested in our type of aviation and our airplanes, please encourage them to join our Division. The more members we have, the stronger we will be as a group.

    The weekend that we had the Board meeting at Oshkosh was the opening weekend for Pioneer Airport. Saturday was cold and windy but Sunday the weather improved considerably - they were able to fly quite a few more aircraft on Sunday than they could on Saturday. Wisconsin this time of year is either very nice or very brutal, and the weather gods chose for opening day of Pioneer weekend to be cool and windy. Be­ cause my business involves mostly out­ side work, I have learned a long time ago that the weather is something you can't do anything about, so there's no point in worrying about it. You just have to go with the flow.

    The Oshkosh Convention is really approaching fast! It's only a month and a half away. Everything is really shaping up nicely for our area. We may have some parking difficulties from the standpoint of a new taxiway that was put in the field, and the as­ sociated landscaping that had to be done, but Headquarters is working feverishly to minimize any impact it may have on us. They are very con­ cerned that our parking is as con­ venient as possible. Also, as we continue to go further south, it is our intention to also add another tram for the transportation of those people from the south end of the field to a more central point at the Fly-In, espe­

    cially those people with baggage, etc. who need assistance in getting back to the central area of the Convention site. Ifanyone has any comments or sugges­ tions along this line that can help us improve, please let us know.

    One subject that I hesitate to say any­ thing about is any thought that has to do with politics, because a lot of people have different opinions than I do, but gi ven the current atmosphere in Washington with the new government it is most important that we all stand together as a group. H.G. also has some further information on this in the magazine this month. As small as we may be as a group, it is still impressive if we can approach our Representatives