Thursday - Arrivals
Friday - 10:00am (EDT) We will be taking buses to the US Air Force Museum in Dayton. Round trip bus tickets will be $20.00. Bus tickets may be purchased at registration. There is no charge for the museum. The museum also has a nice cafeteria where lunch may be purchased.
Friday - 6:00pm - a Panoramic Photo is planned for 6:00pm Friday evening. (See Panoramic Photo below)
Friday - 7:00pm - Dinner will be served on the field. (See Friday Night Dinner below) Friday and Saturday - Aeronca Aircraft judging will take place until 1:00pm
Saturday. (See Awards below) Friday and Saturday - Aeronca parts can be sold by NAA members at the fly market. (See Fly Market below)
Saturday Morning - 10:00am - Magellan Aerospace - Middletown (formerly Aeronca, Inc.) will once again host a tour of the factory (See Magellan Plant Tour below)
Saturday - around 1:00pm - Aeronca Forums by Bill Pancake and Craig MacVeigh. Saturday evening - 7:00pm - Banquet to be held at the Forest Hills Country Club, 791 4th Avenue, Middletown.
Sunday - Departures
Registration will be $35.00 per person for the convention. Children under 12 are admitted free. Please take time to register. Your registration helps pay for everything from the buses for the motels and banquet, for the Port-O-Pots, the tents, tables and chairs, carts for transportation to and from the showers and for the judges to use. With registration you will receive a commemorative certificate, sticker and an Aeronca wristband you will need to wear. You will also be given a packet with information on shuttle bus schedules, time of events, aircraft judging procedures and a map of the area.
Red Roof Inn 800-733-7663 Group Rate: Holding 8 Doubles $59.49-$76.49 7 Kings $57.59-$74.79 until May 18th.Group code B800NAA618
Quality Inn 513-424-3551 Group Rate: Holding 20 rooms until June11. 9 Kings $114 and 11 Doubles $119 + tax
Days Inn 513-420-9378 NO Special Rate:
Drury Inn 800-325-0720 Group Rate: $114.99 + tax. Group Code 2405232. Kings only. Holding 15 rooms until May 20 th .
Hampton Inn 513-422-6880 Group Rate: 10 Kings - $109.00 + tax. 10 Doubles - $109.00 + tax. Holding rooms until May 19 th .
Super 8 513-422-4888 NO Special Rate:
Fairfield Inn 513-424-5444 Group Rate: $119.00 + tax, limited availability. Kings only. Holding 10 rooms until May 29 th .
Note: The local phone number must be called in order to receive the group rates. Please be sure to tell them you will be in town for the National Aeronca Association Convention when making your reservation.
There will be a fly market for registered members to sell Aeronca parts. Remember this is for registered National Aeronca Association members only and only to sell Aeronca parts. We will have tables and chairs for those participating and you will be responsible for the sale and security of your items. We ask that prior to your departure you pay the Association a fee equal to 5% of your gross sales. This will be done on the honor system.
You are welcome to camp by your airplane if you wish. We also have plenty of room for camping trailers and motor homes. Showers will be available at the FBO on the field.
We will be taking buses to the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. Buses will also be running to take you to and from your hotel throughout the convention and also to the Saturday evening banquet. If you are interested in renting a car during your stay, we recommend Enterprise Auto Rental in Middletown. They can be contacted at 513-423-3000 for reservations and are usually able to bring the car right to the airport.
Another panoramic photo has been planned for this year. Weather permitting, it will be at 6:00pm on Friday, as soon as the buses return from the museum tour. Rain date is Saturday at 12:00pm.
The Friday evening dinner will start serving at 7:00pm near the registration tent. Tickets will be $15.00 per person and will be sold at registration.
Starting at 10:00am Saturday, Magellan Aerospace - Middletown (formerly Aeronca, Inc.) will once again host a tour of the factory. Do not miss this opportunity to tour their new building as well as their other facilities. Magellan Aerospace - Middletown has always been very supportive of our conventions and many of the employees volunteer their own time for planning and conducting these tours. A catered lunch is also being planned for you following your plant tour. We hope you will take this opportunity to show them and tell them how much we appreciate everything they do for the NAA. You can sign up for the factory tour when you register.
The banquet will be Saturday evening at 7:00pm at the Forest Hills Country Club, 791 4th Avenue, Middletown. It will be a catered meal. The cost will be $25.00 per person. Banquet tickets will be sold at registration. After the meal, we will have some special speakers, awards and drawings for the raffle items.
If you would like to have your Aeronca judged for an award, there will be several classes in which you may enter your aircraft. Awards will be presented for Grand Champion Antique, Grand Champion Classic, and many Best of Class awards. There will be an award for the longest distance flown to the convention in an Aeronca. Again, this year we are having an award for the Best in Class of the Aeronca built PT19 or PT23, as well as one for our "cousin," the best restored Osceola, WI Champion-built aircraft. There will also be a People's Choice Award.
The convention will be held at Hook Field (MWO) in Middletown, Ohio. It is located on the St. Louis and Cincinnati Sectionals. Elevation is 651 feet. Runways 5 and 23 are hard surface and lighted (6100x100). Runways 8 and 26 are sod in good condition (3100x300). Runways 23 and 26 are Right Hand Traffic. 100LL fuel is available. CTAF is 123.00 There is a lot of room at the airport for the convention and we will be able to put all the Aeroncas together very easily. Aircraft parking will be on the east end of the field. Fuel trucks will be servicing our Aeroncas in the parking area. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TIE DOWNS...NO DOGGIE LEASH TIE DOWNS ALLOWED!
IMPORTANT! Please be advised that there is an active skydiving operation located on the airport. If you are radio-equipped, listen on the CTAF 123.00 for announcements of skydiving activity and if you are NORDO, please keep your eyes open and your head on a swivel. The convention and aircraft parking is located on the northeast corner of the airport and the skydiving activity is at the southwest corner, so any interference should be minimal...just please be careful!
We are glad to see more of you arriving early to be ready to go to the Air Force Museum on Friday morning. Remember, as we have said in the past, if you have the opportunity to come early to lessen the chances of being delayed by weather, we will be there all week and can take care of your needs upon arrival. There a lots of good places to eat very close to the field.
If you could volunteer to help for a couple hours during the weekend, we would really appreciate it. If you can help, please tell them at registration. The convention keeps growing so we can always use more helpers. Thanks! Remember: RUNWAY 23 AND 26 ARE RIGHT HAND TRAFFIC and you need to BRING YOUR OWN TIE DOWNS...NO DOG LEASH TIE DOWNS ALLOWED!
MIDDLETOWN, OHIO IS ON EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME. Come and enjoy another fun-filled Aeronca weekend with us! We look forward to seeing you there.
...we are the NAA
Founded by Jim Thompson and fostered by his leadership for nearly thirty years, we are now led by a Board of Directors. We meet in convention every two years at Hook Field (MWO) in Middletown, Ohio, the site of the Aeronca Corporation, where all of our post war planes were produced.