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EDITORIAL STAFF Publisher
October 1994 Vol. 22, No. 10
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Henry G. Frautschy
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EAA ANTIQUE/CLASSIC DIVISION, INC.
President Vice-President Espie 'Butch' Joyce Arthur Mor\lan
604 Highway St. W211 Nl1863 Hilltop Dr. Madison. NC 27025 Gemnantown. WI 53022
Secretary Treasurer Steve Nesse E.E. 'Buck' Hilbert
2009 Highland Ave. P.O. Box 424 Albert Lea. MN 5tl:XJ7 Union.IL 60180
DIRECTORS John Berendt Robert C. 'Bob' Brauer
7645 Echo Point Rd. 9345 S. Hoyne
Cannon Falls. MN 55009 Chica~o. IL 60620
507/263-2414 312/ 79-2105
Gene Chose John S. Copeland
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414/231-5002 508/842-7867 Phil Coulson George Doubner
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S.H. ' Wes' Schmid 2359 Lefeber Avenue Wauwatosa. WI 53213
DIRECTOR EMERITUS S.J. Willman
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ADVISORS Joe Dickey Jimmy Rollison
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Dean Richardson Geoff Robison 6701 Colony Dr. 1521 E. MacGregor Dr.
Madison. WI 53717 New Haven. IN 46774 608/833-1291 219/493-4724
CONTENTS 1 Straight & Level/
Espie "Butch" Joyce
2 AlC News/
Compiled by H .G. Frautschy
4 A.D. Notes and You/ Bill Claxon Page 6
6 Aircraft Antennas for the Pilot Part WBill Butters
9 Something Old, Something New EAA OSHKOSH '94/ H. G. Frautschy
20 Like Father . . . / H.G. Frautschy Page 9
25 Mystery Airplane/ George H ardie
25 Pass it to Buckl E.E. "Buck" Hilbert
28 Welcome New Members
29 AlC Calendar
30 Vintage Trader Page 20
FRONT COVER . . The winner of the Grand Champion Antique Lindbergh trophy at EAA OSHKOSH '94. this is Tom D. Baker. Jr. and his 1941 BL-65 Taylorcraft. EAA photo by Jim Koepnick. Shot with a Canon EOS-1 equipped with an 80-200mm I f2 .8 lens. 1/ 250 at f81 on Kodak Ektachrome Lumiere 100 film. Cessna 210 photo plane piloted by Bruce Moore.
BACK COVER ... The only Curtiss Robin on Edo M-2665 floats of the same vintage wa s awarded the first-ever G rand Champion Seaplane Lindy. The Robin was flown to Oshkosh by its owner. R. W. "Buzz" Kaplan (EAA 70086. A/C 8609) of Owatonna. Minnesota . EAA photo by Norm Petersen . Shot with a Canon Elan camera equipped with an 8021Omm / f4-5 .6 lens. 1/ 250 at f5 .6 on Kodak Ektachrome Lumiere 100 film. Piper Cub photo plane flown by Mike Weinfurter.
Copyright 1994 by the EAA Antique/Classic Division Inc. All rights reserved. VINTAGE AIRPLANE (ISSN 00916943) is published and owned exclusively by the EM Antique/Classic Division. Inc. of the Experimental Aircraft Association and is published monthly at EM Aviation Center. 3000 Poberezny Rd . P.O. Box 3086. Oshkosh. Wisconsin 54903-3086. Second Class Postage paid at Oshkosh. Wisconsin 54901 and at additional mailing offices. The membership rate for EM Antique/Classic Division. Inc. is $20.00 for current EM members for 12 month period of which $12.00 is for the publication of VINTAGE AIRPLANE. Membership is open to an who are interested in aviation. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to EM 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 surface 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.
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by Espie "Butch" Joyce
Each year during the last weekend of September, the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation, in cooperation with the FAA, hosts a North Carolina coastal air tour. In the past, I'd never flown on this tour. With the Fall weather here in the Carolinas having been so nice , I decided we would do it this year.
We loaded up the Baron and departed the afternoon of September 23 for Manteo, NC. After landing at Dare County Airport we registered with the group and drove over to our hotel at Nags Head, located on the outer banks of North Carolina. Nags Head at one time was a pirates hangout. Blackbeard and his crew, among others , harbored there on the inlet side. The town was called Nags Head because they would hang a lantern around the head of an old nag and walk it up and down the sand dunes along the beach. Ships would see this light bobbing up and down and, thinking it was another ship, they would come over to follow in trail, only to run aground. The local pirates would carry off the ship's goods once it broke up. For a while it was a lucrative way for the pirates to make a living.
Just north of Nags Head is the town of Kill Devil Hills of Wright brothers fame. The imposing memorial there is well worth the visit. There is a hard runway within walking distance, operated by the National Park Service.
On Friday night we went over to Fort Island, where Sir Walter Raleigh landed on the shores of America with the first colonial settlers. Sir Walter
went back to England and when he returned, everyone was gone. For many years a play, "The Lost Colony," has been staged during the summer months to dramatize what might have happened to the colony. Years earlier, my dad told me that he knew what had happened to them - the mosquitoes carried them off!
We departed Saturday morning flying in trail down the beach side of the outer banks.
The State and FAA had cleared the restricted areas and MOAs in the area for us. Nearly 100 airplanes flew in trail down the coast. We all landed at Beaufort , North Carolina where we were on our own to track down lunch. Beaufort, is an old whaling village dating back to the 1740s. Lunch on the water there was great and a walking tour of the historical area was fun.
We then departed Beaufort for Wilmington, North Carolina for a stay overnight. We all had dinner on the fantail of the battleship USS North Carolina with a speaker program after the meal.
We returned home to Shilo airport on Sunday satisfied with a great weekend. If you're in the local area next year, you may want to check with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to find out when the coastal air tour will take place.
On the business side, your Board of Directors will be meeting in Oshkosh the first weekend of November. Should you have any items that you feel we need to address, please let me know so we can add it to the agenda. We will be discussing this
past Convention to help us determine what things can be done to make EAA Oshkosh '95 even more enjoyable for our membership. Any items that need correcting, from a grounds or physical plant (buildings, etc.) standpoint need to be taken care of early, because of the long winter season in Oshkosh.
Another item of interest to the membership up for discussion at the Board meeting will be our dues structure. Your dues at this time are $20.00 per year. In 1993 it cost the Antique/Classic Division almost $25.00 to service each member. We have been able to offset this extra expense because of the advertising income from VINTAGE AIRPLANE and the merchandise sales during the year, most of which occurs at Oshkosh at each year's Convention. We are now starting to lose ground, because of printing expense, postage and other items. We've been advised that we shou