Each year since 1981, members of the Short Wing Piper Club have gathered together for the Short Wing Piper Club’s annual Convention. The very first convention was more of a gathering of members during another convention, the annual EAA Fly-in at Oshkosh. The SWPC met at Oshkosh again in 1982 but in 1983 the Club held its first true annual convention in Minden, Nebraska.

The convention location changes each year, offering members a great opportunity to fly their Short Wing Pipers all around the lower 48 – and even into Alaska and Canada – to meet up with other members of their Short Wing Family.

Conventions typically start on a Monday evening with a kick-off Meet and Greet and end on Thursday evening with a banquet with awards given for the best Short Wings. Activities during the convention typically include forums on flying and technical information and sightseeing trips around the local area as well as lots of time spent at the airport looking at our wonderful Short Wing Pipers.

Click HERE to see pictures of the SWPC Convention patches from 1983 to the 2016.

2020Convention Canceled because of Covid
2019Wichita, KSColonel James Jabara Airport
2018Grayling, MIGrayling Army Airfield
2017Lancaster, PASmoketown Airport
2016Fredericksburg, TXGillespie County Airport
2015Branson, MOM. Graham Clark Downtown (PLK)
2014Santa Maria, CASanta Maria Public Airport (SMX)
2013Saratoga Springs, NYSaratoga County Airport
2012Ogden, UtahOgden-Hinkley Airport
2011Spearfish, South DakotaBlack Hills Airport – Clyde Ice Field
2010Middletown, OhioMiddletown Regional/Hook Field
2009Knoxville, TennesseeKnoxville Downtown Island Airport
2008Cable, WisconsinCable Union Airport
2007Hutchinson, KansasHutchinson
2006Kingston, Ontario, CanadaKingston Airport/Norman Rogers Airport
2005Vancouver, WashingtonPearson Field Airport
2004Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganSanderson Field Airport
2003Springfield, MissouriDowntown Airport
2002Odessa, TexasOdessa-Schlemeyer Field Airport
2001Anchorage, AlaskaMerrill Field Airport
2000Lakeland, FloridaLakeland Linder Regional Airport
1999Denver, ColoradoCentennial Airport
1998Middletown, OhioMiddletown Regional/Hook Field
1997Lancaster, PennslyvaniaLancaster Airport
1996Lake Texoma, OklahomaLake Texoma State Park Airport
1995LaCrosse, WisconsinLaCrosse Municipal Airport
1994Wenatchee, WashingtonPangborn Memorial Airport
1993Ellenville, New YorkJoseph Y. Resnick Airport
1992Prescott, ArizonaErnest A. Love Field
1991Brunswick, GeorgiaBrunswick Golden Isles Airport
1990Wagoner, OklahomaHefner-Easley Airport
1989Wagoner, OklahomaHefner-Easley Airport
1988Traverse City, MichiganCherry Capital Airport
1987Swan Lake, New YorkSullivan County International
1986Waco, TexasWaco Regional Airport
1985River Ranch, FloridaRiver Ranch Resort Airport
1984Minden, NebraskaPioneer Village Field Airport
1983Minden, NebraskaPioneer Village Field Airport
1982Oshkosh, WisconsinWittman Regional Airport
1981Oshkosh, WisconsinWittman Regional Airport