2021 - National Ercoupe Convention
Celebrating the 81st Anniversary of the Ercoupe!
There's a $10 discount for registering by May 15th, 2021 and an additional $10 for EOC members.
Registration ends on June 15th, 2021. This is a non-refundable event.
Questions about this year's convention should go to Syd Cohen: 715-573-7063.
Discounted Registration deadline - July 1st, 2020
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (This is our Convention Hotel)
1000 Imperial Avenue, Rothschild, WI 54474 phone (715) 355-1111
Best Western Plus
803 Industrial Park Avenue, Rothschild, WI 54474 phone (715) 355-8900
Camping is available on the airfield at the Wausau Downtown Airport
Tent camping in the grass behind the private hangars. Showers are available for campers at the FBO.
Motor home parking only on the hard surface but, with no hookups, is also available on the airfield
|Event End Date||2021-07-25|
|Registration Start Date||2021-01-18|
|Cut off date||2021-06-15|
|Location||KAUW - Wausau, WI|
|All Day, July 21-24, 2021||
Arrivals and Registration
Shuttle vans will bring Convention attendees to and from the Holiday Inn & Suites and the Best Western Plus.. Call 715-573-7063 or 715-574-0319 for a shuttle.
|1300 Wed, Jul 21||
Rubber Chicken Drop Contest
Think you got what it takes? "Drop your rubber chickens here!" Should be a heck of show and contest.
|1500 Wed, Jul 21||
Spot Landing Contest
I got the power! (Turned way up since I'm flying so slow).
Think of this as practice for heading over to Oshkosh - and win prizes too!
|1700 Wed, Jul 21||
Less than $100 hamburgers
Depart for a TBD airport for the traditional "$100 hamburger"
|0900 Thu, July 22||
Formation Flying Seminar
A one hour (os so) seminar on formation flying presented by Tiger Flight in the FBO Conference room at the airport
|1100-1430 (approx) Thu, July 22||
Eau Claire Dells County Park Picnic
Bus leaves KAUW at 1100
1130 Lunch catered by the Fifth Avenue Restaraunt in Antigo
Bus leaves Eau Claire Dells at 1400
|1730 Thu, July 22||
Bratwurst Dinner ($6)
Held at the Learn, Build, Fly Education Center at the airport
|1900 Thu, July 22||
Flying Movie Night
Dr. Glenn Burt hosts "High Road to China" in his hangar at the airport
Note that the Art Museum Tour and Maintenance Seminar are both at the same time. You can do one or the other!
|1030-1345 Fri July 23||
Flyout to Shawano Airport
1030 – Briefing for flight to Shawano Airport. Bus will depart at this time to the Lighthouse Restaraunt next to the Shawano Airport.
1100 – Fliers depart to fly to Shawano Airport
1200 – Lunch at the Light House Restaurant. Lunch cost depends on what you order off the menu.
1300 – Bus brings riders back to the Wausau Downtown Airport and flyers fly back there.
1345 – Fliers return to the Wausau Downtown Airport.
|1430 Fri, July 23||
Art Museum Tour
Bus departs to Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
|1430 Fri, July 23||
EOC Maintenance Forum
Conducted by our very own Lynn Nelson in the Learn, Build, Fly Education Center
|1730 Fri, July 23||
Genuine Wisconsin Fish Fry Dinner
Held in the Learn Build Fly Education Center.
|1900 Fri, July 23||
Experience "Wisonson from the Air" at the Learn, Build, Fly Education Center
|0900 Sat, July 24||
Meeting of the members of the Ercoupe Owners Club in the Learn Build Fly Education Center. Non-members are welcome to attend.
|1000-1400 Sat, July 24||
Young Eagle Flights and Open House
Young Eagle Flights and Open House for the local people. All Ercoupers are encouraged to fly Young Eagles. EAA membership and successful completion of the Young Eagles Youth Protection Program required in order to fly Young Eagles.
|1530 Sat, July 24||
EOC Board of Directors Meeting
Everyone's welcome at the FBO conference room
|1700 Sat, July 24||
Transportation to Banquet
Bus and shuttle vans bring everyone to the Holiday Inn & Suites for Banquet.
|1730 Sat, July 24||
Held at the Holiday Inn & Suites. Come here the amazing Jessica Cox speak about her adventures and flying the Ercoupe!
Sunday - End of Convention and Off to Oshkosh
|0700 Sun, July 25||
Departure briefing for the Ercoupe Caravan flight from Wausau to Oshkosh AirVenture. Shuttle pickups at 0630 at the hotels.
|0815 Sun, July 25||
Off to Oshkosh
Departure for AirVenture, flying in trail.
|0915 Sun, July 25||
Mass Arrival at Oshkosh
Landing and special parking for Ercoupes in the Type Club Parking Area. Tie down, Presentation of Certificates, register, etc.
Wednesday Night during Oshkosh
|1730 Wed, July 28||
Board a bus on Knapp Street, near the Ultralite Red Barn for the Ercoupe Dinner at LaSure’s Catering Hall, 3125 South Washburn Street, Oshkosh. The bus will return us to the airfield after the dinner.
Note: this event is refundable in case you decide not to attend.
Jessica is best known for becoming the first armless pilot in aviation history. Her achievement earned her a Guinness World Record medal, invitations from six continents, and featured on tv programs like Ellen, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN, CBS Evening News, and the BBC.
Lynn is widely regarded as one of the experts on Ercoupes as well as aviation maintenance. He has worked on countless Coupes and assisted the members in ways too many to recount here. Sure to be a lively talk, as there are opinions and there are facts. Lynn knows about both.
Vintage Aircraft Association
More shirts for sale!
2019 National Convention T-Shirts, straight from Knoxville, Iowa. Get yours for $10 which even includes shipping! Want 3 of them? Get them for $25! The only sizes available are Small, Medium and Large. Send a check to EOC Merchandise, 212 Breakaway Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613.
I was recently asked to update the member count. Here's 11/2019 (vs 6/2017)
To find out, click here: Member Breakdown, Updated November 2019
Where in the world is Waldo?
OK, not Waldo, but those Coupes? a Google map has been created showing all the FAA and Canadian registered "Coupes" we could find. Go to this link: http://tinyurl.com/gnth3y2
There are multiple layers to the map:Coupes by Model (A2's and A-2A's combined) pinned on the map by city and state and Canadian coupes. Layers are shown by model number and can be turned off individually so see just 415-C's, etc. I’ve taken liberties with the FAA data and if it looked like a variant of the same thing, I changed it (for example, all ERCOUPE 415-C and 415-C are now called just 415-C). And, anything with ERCOUPE in the model is now an ERCO.
You can search by just about anything that you want: street address, name, model, make, etc.
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