Canards West


Canards West

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Event Schedule

Friday Afternoon (June 2, 2023)
  • 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 3, 2023)
  • Wandering around the planes & talking to Canard enthusiasts
Saturday Afternoon (June 3, 2023)
  • 1:00 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Truculent Defiant"
      by Izzy Briggs & presented by Marc Zeitlin
  • 2:30 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Nitpicking the nose of a Long-Eze"
      by Bob Morgan
  • 4:00 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Virtual Dogfighting in a Canard"
      by Chris Randall & Jason Skiby

Saturday Evening (June 3, 2023)


Sunday Morning (June 4, 2023)
  • 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

"Truculent Defiant"

By Izzy Briggs & presented by Marc Zeitlin

Preparing and flying a Defiant from Norway to the US. Izzy purchased the plane in Norway and spent a lot of time and effort preparing it for the flight across the North Atlantic. This is Izzy Briggs' story presented by Marc Zeitlin, Izzy will be in-flight as he speaks.

"Nitpicking the nose of a Long-Eze"

By Bob Morgan

Bob Morgan's design for safety and shimmy resistance of a Long-EZ. A unique electro hydraulic retractable nose gear and remote fuel selector valve implementations for a IO-320 powered Long-Eze.

"Virtual Dogfighting in a Canard"

By Chris Randall & Jason Skiby

RED 6 program has developed a better, safer way to train USAF 'dog fighters'. Chris Randall & Jason Skiby present the use of customized Berkuts as a test bed for augmented reality systems. See this link for a good description: RED 6