ESA Western Workshop 2019

Labor Day Weekend, 2019

Mountain Valley Airport (L94), Tehachapi, California

(Click above for a map and driving directions)


SCHEDULE

(Subject to Change)

FRIDAY August 30
5:30PM - Potluck BBQ at the Byard Hangar (See notes above)
 
SATURDAY August 31

8:30 – 9:20 AM – Jeff Byard – Soaring, Something for Everybody

9:30-10:20 – Neal Pfeiffer – Concept(s) for a Homebuilt Soaring Motorglider

10:30-11:20 – Andrew Angellotti – Developing Flight Test Instrumentation Without the $30,000 Toilet Seat

11:30-12:30 – Dean Sigler – Silent Air Taxi, Progress Report on Building the World’s Cheapest Electric Aircraft

12:30 – 2:00 PM LUNCH

2-2:50 – Paulo Iscold – Nixus Project

3-3:50 – Eric Stewart – Destructive Testing & Materials Characterization for an Experimental Race Plane

4-5 - Paul Gaines – Understanding Another Stagnation Point- a Discussion About Aviation & the Next Generation

5:30 PM – Potluck BBQ Dinner – Byard Hangar (see notes above)

7:00 PM – ESA Auction – Auctioneers – Dan Rihn and Doug Fronius


SUNDAY September 1
8:30 – 9:20 AM – Phil Barnes – Aircraft Energy Gain from an Atmosphere in Motion

9:30 – 11:30 – Sailplane Building in the 21st Century – Panel – Bowers, Rozansky, Kuykendall, Rihn, Armstrong and Riley

11:30 – 1PM – LUNCH

1-1:50 – ESA Business Meeting

2-2:50 – Bob Kuykendall – Project Wrapup

3-3:50 – Murry Rozansky – Homebuilt Tow Planes, the Silver Bullets to Save Soaring

4-5:00 –   Taras Kiceniuk, Jr. – Topic to be announced, guaranteed very interesting

5:30PM – Potluck BBQ Dinner – Byard Hangar (see notes above)

6:45PM – ESA Wrap-Up and Thanks

7:00PM – Keynote Speaker – Al Bowers – Apollo 11


MONDAY September 2 - Flying and fun and visiting and cleanup


NOTES: 

  • Lectures in Byard Hangar
  • Registration and merchandise in the Armstrong Hangar.  
  • Registration:   $10/day or $20/both days.   Students free, speakers free.  Register the day of event, no preregistration needed
  • For Potluck BBQs – bring meat (if desired) and drink for yourself plus something to share.  Utensils, plates, cups, etc. provided.  
  • For Saturday night auction – donations of items gratefully accepted – clean out your workshop and bring that white elephant, which might be someone else’s treasure…

  • For soaring flights, tows, camping – contact Skylark North at Mountain Valley Airport – 661-822-5267 (closed Tuesdays)/ Mountain Valley RV Park is onsite – 822-1213.  
  •  Questions? Contact Janice Armstrong – 661-619-7750 or armstronghagen@sbcglobal.net 


Past Workshops

2016 Western Workshop

2018 Western Workshop - Lectures on YouTube!