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18th National Aeronca Association Convention


June 16, 17, 18, and 19,  2016

IMPORTANT Hook Field Airport Information

IMPORTANT! Please be advised that there is an active skydiving business located on the airport.  If radio equipped, listen on the CTAF 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 aware of skydiving activity.


Activities

Day & Time Planned Activity - Note: These are definite planned activities.  Check back for additions to the schedule.
Thursday Arrivals
Friday - 10:00am (E.D.T.) We will be taking buses to the Air Force Museum in Dayton.   Round trip bus tickets will be $15.00.  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. Tours of the restoration facility will once again be available this year. 

IMPORTANT - NEW PROCEDURE -- If you would like to take the "Behind the Scenes Tour" of the restoration shops this year please use the following procedure:

If you are a US Citizen:  Send an email to bwmatz11AC@yahoo.com with the subject "Museum Shop Tour - US" and be sure to include your complete first and last name, address, drivers license number and state and your phone number

If you are not a US Citizen:  Send an email to bwmatz11AC@yahoo.com with the subject "Museum Shop Tour - International" and be sure to include your complete first and last name and your phone number and the country from which you are visiting.  We will contact you for additional passport information.

Please sign up for the tour by April 8.  Minimum age for the tour is 12 years old and we will only be able to take the first 50 people on a first come first served basis.  We will announce here when the tour is full and continue to take names on a standby basis in case of cancellations.

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  Evening Relax at your hotel
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 (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 has always been very supportive of our conventions, and many of the workers volunteer their own time for planning and conducting these tours.  (See Magellan Plant Tour below)
Saturday - around 1:00pm Aeronca Forum by Bill Pancake (Expected to be around 1:00pm)
Saturday - after Bill Pancake TBA
Saturday
evening - 7:00pm
The Banquet will be held at 7:00pm at the VFW Hall at 5049 Central Avenue.
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 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.

 

Motels

Red Roof Inn (513) 727-0440 Group rate: Singles and Doubles. 1-2 people - $69.99, 3-4 people - $73.99   Newly Renovated...Features an Indoor pool!
Quality Inn (513) 424-3551 Group rate: Holding 60 rooms until June 1.  Singles & Doubles $89.00. 
Drury Inn (513) 425-6650 Group rate: $87.00
Days Inn (513) 420-9378 Group rate: Staying 3 nights - $63.20,  2 nights - $67.15,  1 night - $79.00
Hampton Inn (513) 422-6880 Group rate: Holding 10 rooms until May 20. $109.00
Super 8 Motel (513) 422-4888 Group rate: $53.10
Holiday Inn Express (513) 727-8440 Group rate: None given, availability limited
Fairfield Inn (513) 424-5444 Group rate: None given, availability limited
Note: The local phone number must be called in order to receive the special group rates.  Be sure to mention that you are attending the National Aeronca Association Convention when making your 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 at the FBO on the field.

 

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.

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.

 

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

 

Friday Night Dinner
The Friday evening dinner will start serving at 7:00pm in the big city hangar near the registration tent.  Tickets will be $10.00 per person and will be sold at registration.

 

Magellan Plant Tour

Starting at 10:00am Saturday, Magellan (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 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  7:00pm at the VFW Hall at 5049 Central Avenue. It will be a buffet style meal with lots of good things to eat.  The cost will be $20.00 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. 

 

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 PT19 or PT23, 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. NO DOGGIE LEASH TIE DOWNS ARE ALLOWED...THEY DO NOT WORK AND PUT OTHER AIRCRAFT AT RISK.  AIRCRAFT WITHOUT ADEQUATE TIE DOWNS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARK NEAR OTHER AIRCRAFT.

For information on making a set of tie downs, click HERE

 

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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