Canards West


Canards West

May 31
June 1
June 2

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Event Schedule

Friday Afternoon (May 31, 2019)
  • 3:00 P.M. Participants begin arriving
  • 6:00 P.M.

    Anyone interested in joining us for a no-host Mexican dinner at El Jardin, meet in the terminal building parking lot and we can all walk over together.

  • 6:15 P.M.

    Walk to town (15 minute walk) for a no-host Mexican dinner at El Jardin.

Saturday Morning (June 1, 2019)
  • Wandering around the planes & talking to Canard enthusiasts

  • 8 - 11 am Pancake Breakfast in Placerville (KPVF)
    by Tim Sullivan
Saturday Afternoon (June 1, 2019)
  • 1:00 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Canard Aerodynamics vs Conventional Aerodynamics"
      by Marc Zeitlin
  • 2:30 P.M. Presentation:
    • "The 'Hole in the Wall' Gang"
      by David Orr
  • 4:00 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Up, Up & Away"
      by Dave Ronnenberg & Dan Robinson

Saturday Evening (June 1, 2019)
  • 6:00 P.M.
    • Dinner
    • Raffle off of an exploded LongEZ suitable for your hanger wall.


Sunday Morning (June 2, 2019)
  • Morning: Wandering around the planes and talking to Canard enthusiasts

  • 9:00 A.M. Meet at club house to help clean up (Please help out.)

  • Noon: End of this year's Canards West

Program Description

Pancake Breakfast in Placerville (KPVF)

By Tim Sullivan

This invite from regular attendee Tim Sulivan, of Placerville, CA... EAA Chapter 512 in Placerville will have a Pancake breakfast on Saturday morning from 8 to 11 AM.

Lots of folks flew in for this last year. Almost 200 people attended.

It is a short flight from Columbia to Placerville (KPVF), about 20 minutes. See the Sierras on your way to a yummy breakfast for a good cause.

It is 323° for 45 nm. You can be back in time for the first seminar.

"Canard Aerodynamics vs Conventional Aerodynamics"

By Marc Zeitlin

Our canards obey the same laws of physics as all airplanes, but they have aerodynamic differences due to their configuration that gives them some advantages and some disadvantages. Marc Zeitlin will discuss the differences and evaluate the pros and cons.

"The 'Hole in the Wall' Gang"

By David Orr

Many of our canard aircraft were 'birthed' in the hangers at Northrup/Clover field in the mid-1980's. Davide Orr built his Long EZ there and will take us down memory lane reliving the experience in narratives and photos.

"Up, Up & Away"

By Dave Ronnenberg & Dan Robinson

What's new in Berkuts? Dave Ronnenberg & Dan Robinson [KSMO] are developing a new, lightweight, aerobatic Berkut. They will share the genesis of the idea and the progress to date. Hear their expectations and their methods to achieve them.