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14th National Aeronca Association Convention


June 12, 13, 14, and 15,  2008

See photos from the 13th National Aeronca Association Convention in June 2006

Activities

Day & Time Planned Activity - Note: These are definite planned activities.  Check back for additions to the schedule.
Thursday Arrivals
Friday - 10:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) We will be taking buses to the Air Force Museum in Dayton.   Round trip bus tickets will be $8.00.  Bus tickets may be purchased at registration.    We will be able to tour the restoration shops again this year.  Please bring a Photo I.D. with you.  For those who do not wish to tour the restoration shops, just exit the bus upon arrival and go directly to the museum.  There is no charge for the museum.   The museum also has a nice cafeteria where lunch may be purchased.  Remember all times are Eastern Daylight Time.
Friday - 6:15 p.m. A Panoramic Photo is planned for 6:15 P.M. Friday evening. (See Panoramic Photo below)
Friday - 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be served on the field. (See Friday Night Dinner below)
Friday  Evening Movies and other activities will be planned for those staying at the airport in the evening.  More details to be announced.
Friday and Saturday Aeronca Aircraft judging will take place until 1:00 p.m. 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 - 10:00 a.m. 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.  Aeronca Inc. has always been very supportive of our conventions, and many of the workers volunteer their own time for planning and conducting these tours.  (See Aeronca Plant Tour below)
Saturday - around 1:00 p.m. Aeronca Forum by Bill Pancake (Expected to be around 1:00 pm)
Saturday - after Bill Pancake Fabric Covering Forum - Jim and Dondi Miller of Aircraft Technical Support
Saturday
evening
Banquet to be held at the VFW Hall (awards and special speakers) (See Banquet below)
Sunday Departures


Registration

Registration will be $20.00 per person for the convention. Children under 12 are admitted free.  Please take the 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 sticker and an Aeronca tag 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.

 

Motels

Best Western Regency  Inn (513) 424-3551 Group rates: Holding 60 rooms until June 1.  Singles & Doubles $55.00 See note below.
Manchester Inn (513) 422-5481
(800) 523-9126
Group rates: Holding 15 rooms until May 22.   Standard-$66.00  Use group code FLY when making a reservation.
Super 8 Motel (513) 422-4888 Group rates: $49.00
Days Inn (513) 420-9378 Group rates: $59.46
Holiday Inn Express (513) 727-8440 Group rates: Holding 20 rooms until June 1. $86.00
Ramada Inn (513) 424-1201 Group rates: Holding 30 rooms until June 1.  $64.95 Double/King
Best Value Inn (513) 727-0440 Group rates:  $63.00
Fairfield Inn (513) 424-5444 Holding 10 rooms until May 24.  Will release 8 more when first 10 are filled until May 24. Double or King $75.00.
Drury Inn (513) 425-6650 Group rates: Holding 20 rooms until June 1.  13 Queen Doubles at $63.00 and 7 Kings $ 69.00.  May have more doubles if some come open.
Note: Except for the Manchester Inn, the local phone number must be called in order to receive the special group rate quoted to the National Aeronca Association.  The owner of the Best Western Regency Inn says he would like to fill it with Aeronca people again this convention.  He's holding 60 rooms until June 1 and may have more if reservations are made early enough.  He also has some one- and two-room suites.  A hot  breakfast is included with the room.  Discount at Bull Winkles Restaurant next door...specialty - ribs and steaks. The Drury Inn also has a hot breakfast.    BE SURE TO MENTION THE AERONCA CONVENTION WHEN CALLING FOR RESERVATIONS.


Fly Market

There will be a fly market for members to sell Aeronca parts.  Remember this service is for 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 by the honor system.

 

Camping

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.

 

Transportation

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 motels throughout the convention and also to the Saturday banquet.

 

Panoramic Photo
Another panoramic photo has been planned this year. Weather permitting, it will be at 6:15 P.M. on Friday, as soon as the buses return from the museum tour.  If not, then it will be at 12:00 P.M. Saturday.

 

Friday Night Dinner
The Friday evening dinner will start serving at 7:00 P.M. in the big blue hangar very close to registration.

 

Aeronca Plant Tour

Starting at 10:00am Saturday, 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. Aeronca Inc. has always been very supportive of our conventions, and many of the workers 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'll 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.

 

Banquet

The banquet will be Saturday evening at the V.F.W Hall, starting at 6:45 p.m.  It will be a buffet style meal with lots of good things to eat.  The cost will be $15.00 per person.  Banquet tickets will be sold at registration.  After the meal, we will have some special speakers and the awards presentation.  This year's special guest speaker is retired Aeronca test pilot Jim Hohman, who will share with us his experiences flight testing the aircraft that Aeronca built.

 

Awards

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 PT19s and PT23s, as well as one for our "cousin," the best restored Osceola, WI, Champion built aircraft.  There will also be a Peoples Choice Award.

 

Hook Field Municipal Airport Information

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 (6100 x 100).  Runways 8 and 26 are sod (3100 x 300).   Runways 23 and 26 are Right Hand traffic.  100 octane fuel is available.  Unicom is 123.0.  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.

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Miscellaneous

We're glad to see more of you arriving early to be ready to go to the Air Force Museum on Friday morning.  Remember, as we've said in the past, if you have the opportunity to come early to lessen the chances of being delayed by weather, we'll be there all week and can take care of your needs upon arrival.  There are lots of good eating places very close to the field.

 

Reminder

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.  MIDDLETOWN OHIO, IS ON EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME.  Come and enjoy another fun-filled Aeronca weekend with us!  We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions regarding the convention, please send us an email