19th National Aeronca Association Convention


June 15, 16, and 17,  2018

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 123.0 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 are located on the East side of the airport South of runway 23 and the skydiving activity is at the southwest corner, so any interference should be minimal...just please be aware of skydiving activity.

Agenda

Day & Time           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. 

BEHIND THE SCENES is presently not available this year due to preparations for the display of the Memphis Belle, which should be on exhibit by the convention. 

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 - 10:00am Magellan (formerly Aeronca Inc.) will host a tour of their factory.  Magellan has 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 - 1:00pm

Aeronca Forum with Bill Pancake

Aeronca Gliders with Craig MacVeigh (registered owner of CG-1 the first Aeronca glider to be registered with the FAA)

Saturday - 7:00pm The Banquet will be held at 7:00pm at the American Legion Post 218 Hall, 116 S Main Street, Middletown (map)
Sunday Departures

Registration

Registration will be $25.00 per person for the convention. Children under 12 are admitted free. 

Your registration helps pay for the Port-O-Pots, tents, tables and chairs, carts for transportation to and from the showers as well as for the judges to use, and the buses to and from the motels and banquet.

You will need to identify your aircraft at registration if you want it judged for the Convention.

With each 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 

Fairfield Inn (513) 424-5444 Group rate: Holding 10 rooms until May 14.  Kings only $139.00 + tax
Quality Inn (513) 424-3551  Group rate: Holding 20 rooms until June 1.  Singles & Doubles $89.00 + tax
Drury Inn (513) 425-6650  Group rate: Holding 20 rooms until May 13.  Kings only $114.99             Call 1-800-325-0720 or make reservation online at www.druryhotels.com.   Use group code 2331160
Days Inn (513) 420-9378  Group rate: 69.00 + tax
Hampton Inn (513) 422-6880  Group rate:  Holding 20 rooms until May 18.  Kings $135.00 + tax, Doubles $139.00 + tax.  Call or make reservation online <HERE>
Super 8 Motel (513) 422-4888  Group rate: $59.00 + tax
Holiday Inn Express (513) 727-8440  Group rate: Holding 20 rooms until June 1.  Doubles $99.00 + tax, King Single $109.00 + tax.  Use Group Code NAA when making reservation at local number 513-727-8440
Red Roof Inn (513) 727-0440  No group rate available

NOTE: The local phone number must be called in order to receive the special group rates unless specified otherwise.

Be sure to mention that you are attending the National Aeronca Association Convention when making your reservations or use the specific Group Code if given.

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 provide 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 Friday, as soon as the buses return from the museum tour.  If the weather does not permit, then it will be at 12:00pm Saturday.

Friday Night Dinner
The Friday evening dinner will start serving at 7:00pm in the large Butler County Museum Warbirds hangar near the registration tent.  Tickets will be $12.00 per person and will be sold at registration.

Magellan Plant Tour

Starting at 10:00am Saturday and at half hour intervals thereafter, Magellan (formerly Aeronca Inc.) will  host a tour of their factory.

Magellan has 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 American Legion Post 218 Hall, 116 S Main Street, Middletown (map)  The cost will be $16.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 6 to 12 years old.  Under 6 will be free.  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. Please complete the judging form at the time you register.

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. Check the current weather conditions on the AWOS. Hook Field 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

Make your Flight Plan at SkyVector.com

Miscellaneous

We're glad to see more of you arriving early to be ready to go to the Air Force Museum on Friday morning. 

Please come early if you have the opportunity 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 can volunteer to help for a couple hours during the weekend, we would really appreciate it. 

Please tell them at the registration table.  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.

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