Canards West
June 1, 2 & 3

Canards West
June 1, 2 & 3

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Event Schedule

Friday Afternoon (June 1, 2018)
  • 3:00 P.M. Participants begin arriving
  • 5:00 P.M. Meet in airport terminal parking lot
  • 5:15 P.M. Walk to town for a no-host dinner

Saturday Morning (June 2, 2018)
  • Wandering around the planes & talking to Canard enthusiasts

Saturday Afternoon (June 2, 2018)
  • 1:00 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Sad Story & Rescue of a Cozy MKIV"
      by Don Berlin
  • 2:30 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Composite Strong"
      by Marc Zeitlin
  • 4:00 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Up, Up & Away"
      by Dave Ronnenberg & Don Robinson

Saturday Evening (June 2, 2018)
  • 6:00 P.M.
    • Dinner
    • Raffle off of an exploded LongEZ suitable for your hanger wall.


Sunday Morning (June 3, 2018)
  • 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

"Sad Story & Rescue of a Cozy MKIV"

By Don Berlin

Building a Cozy was just the start for Don Berlin [KRYN]. Now he is combining a Cozy III and a Cozy MKIV which experienced an off runway incident into a rebuilt Cozy MKIV. Hidden behind his Long EZ in the hangar is the future Cozy MKIV, looking like a space shuttle for the moment. Don explains the purchase, the parting and the rebuilding process.

"Composite Strong"

By Marc Zeitlin

Just how strong are these "plastic" airplanes? Marc Zeitlin [KTSP] explains his static test of a derelict VariEze to determine G-Loading capabilities. He loads the wing to failure and applies his MIT magic to come up with our potential. Presents other testing on Long-EZ's and Cozy's that has (and hasn't) been done, and what all of that implies for the structural capabilities of these aircraft.

"Up, Up & Away"

By Dave Ronnenberg & Don Robinson

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