I received the folowing email from Marvin Story and
was asked to pass it along.
To All WWI builders and flyers: My name is Bill Fischer, Executive Director of EAA
Warbirds of America. Im based at EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, WI. Staff here is busy
planning for our upcoming convention and fly-in, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The dates will be
July 28 August 3rd.
Do you think there would be interest in the WW-I aviation community and GWAA to bring
their aircraft (full size reproductions or scale replicas) to Oshkosh next summer in
commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW-I aviation? If we could attract a good
variety of aircraft, with a good cross-section of national representation, we would
develop programming and display space to support the 100th anniversary of WW-I aviation.
Your insight would be greatly appreciated.
Bill Fischer, WB #549571, EAA #9001812
Executive Director, EAA Warbirds of America
EAA-The Spirit of Aviation
If you are interested in this, please contact Bill Fisher at: email@example.com
or call Phone: 920.426.4874 , Fax: 920.426.6579
I received the following email today, 4/16/2014
Guys and Gals,
I have been bitten and bitten hard by the WW1 bug!!! I was looking to see what a Graham
Lee Nieuport XI project plane would run and ended up with not one but THREE unfinished
ones. I have sold the most complete project and was going to give one to the club to build
up and sell,But LIABILITY BUG raised it's ugly head, so I gave that airplane to my friend
Jack Landree and his sons to build. I will be bringing my project up to Oshkosh to see if
we can build all four wings during Oshkosh(Bob Baslee thinks we should be able to). I know
it's a little self-serving having everyone build my wings for me,but feel it will give a
lot of folks a chance to see how easy the Aluminum and pop-rivet airplanes can go
together. The tail feathers are all done and once the ailerons are built we'll take the
tail-feathers and ailerons over to the the covering forum and get them all covered. So I
am looking for people who would like to help build the wings. We'll work in the tent next
to the clubhouse and if there are enough helpers we could layout all four wings and build
them all at the same time. I will be bringing everything I can to build the airplane's
wings,but we could use extra pop riveters and clecos to help speed things along. VP Joe
will be helping when he can and Chip and his son will also be helping,so that makes 3 1/2!
So if anyone would like to help out please send me an e-mail or give me a call.
This is not taking away from the L-4 project and by the time Oshkosh arrives I will have
the new engine built & mounted ,the new gear built,the Greenhouse installed and be
working on the rest of the conversion to Ultra-light.The hold up has been my health but
with a small procedure coming up on May 7 at the VA in Madison that problem should be
I look forward to seeing all of you at Oshkosh and Cheryl and I have worked up a new menu
that will make you wish the RFA BBQ was once a month and not once a year! Please get the
word out to all your friends that we are looking for as many WW 1 airplanes as we can fit
between the clubhouse and the taxiway! I'd love to see the WW1 airplanes fill up the RV
parking area! I already have around a dozen guys who want to fly or trailer their
airplanes in. The West Bend EAA Chapter has offered their hanger to let the guys who
trailer in but who want to fly into Oshkosh assemble their airplanes. Chip is working on
getting EAA to let them fly in right down the main runway and then land at the pioneer
airport grass strip. After being on display for the day they will be pushed to the RFA
area for display for the rest of the week.
If you are thinking about building your own WWI flying
replica but just can't make up your mind... DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK Remember, I warned you NOT
to click on the link!!!
Don't Forget the annual Memorial
Day Salute to Veteran's Air Show held at Columbia Regional Airport over
the Memorial Day Weekend. We NEED as many WWI aircraft: flying, static, projects as we can
get to show up. They will treat you better than you will EVER get treated at any other
show you will attend!! Email me HERE
for more information!!
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