2024 Short Wing Piper Convention, June 17-21


We are excited to be hosting the 2024 Short Wing Piper Club Annual Conven-
tion in Madras OR on June 17 through June 21 (departure date). We are working on presenters with experience and knowledge about our Short Wing aircraft with ideas and products to keep us flying and improving. We have an entertaining and knowledgeable WINGS program presenter coming to help us pilots keep flying and improving.
The plan is to have an instructor or two at the Madras airport for flight re- views in conjunction
with the WINGS program. We also have a presenter on fire fighting TFRs, which are very common in the west now, with some incredible pictures.
The Madras airport is home to the Erickson Aircraft Collection. Most of these vintage aircraft are kept in flying condition and they are looking forward to our visit.
We are planning a poker run or fly out as well as some fun activities for those attendees who would like to see a little more of Central Oregon besides Short Wings.
Our motel will be the Inn at Cross Keys Station in Madras, about three miles from the airport. This beautiful motel has a very nice convention area where most of the presentations will be, as well as a great area for us to gather all week.
As we get all our ducks in a row and the calendar solidified, we’ll send out more information.
Thank you to the board of the SWPC for giving us the opportunity to welcome you all to our part of the country.
Tim and Julie Wilson

The following is the current convention schedule.

The schedule is subject to change

Monday June 17:  9:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration at The Inn at Cross Keys, Conference room
                             Meet and greet social @ 5:30 pm at airport
                             After Pizza and drinks, tour of attending airplanes

Tuesday June 18:  Conference Room at Cross Keys
                        8:00 am Local history, with maps of local area
                        9:30 am Board of Directors meeting
                        10:30 am General Membership meeting
                Lunch 11:30 am $15.00 each
                        1:00 pm Tour Erickson’s Aircraft Museum $7.00 each
                        3:30 pm Wings Program at Hotel (Basic Med., Pattern work, Do the right thing)
                 Dinner, on your own

Wednesday June 19:
                        8:00 am Poker Run; Leave Madras (S33), Prineville (S39), Sunriver (S21), Redmond
                        (KRDM) (class Charlie), return to Madras
                         8:00 am -Meet for Guided Fishing Trip
              Lunch on your own, recommended New Basin Distilling, next to airport
                         1:30 pm Seminar Tom Anderson, Windows
                         2:30 pm uAvionix presentation and question and Answer
                         Alternative is Stained Glass class and winery for appetizers $25.00 each
               Dinner, on your own

Thursday June 20: Conference room at hotel
                        8:00 am Doug Stewart fabric covering and repairs, questions, and answers
                        10:00 am Steve Carruthers Piper Rudder NPRM
                 Lunch, on your own
                        1:00 pm Tom Anderson, Where do you find????
                        2:00 pm Mary, Fire TFRs, what’s going on in there?
                        4:30 pm, Social hour
                        5:30 Closing Banquet with Keynote speaker, Aerial Fire Suppression with pictures!