The Cessna Flyer Association and Piper Flyer Association are inviting all Cessna and Piper pilots to fly into Waupaca Municipal Airport (KPCZ) in Waupaca, Wisc., for the associations’ Annual Gathering. The Gathering will be held the weekend preceding EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 24-26, at the groups’ headquarters, better known as “The Blue Hangar.”
“This will be the fifth year we’ve held a fly-in for our members here in Waupaca,” said Trevor Janz, the organization’s vice president and co-founder. “It’s a casual, fun weekend, but we also want to make it very informative and educational. Giving our members information they can use to get more enjoyment out of their airplanes is our associations’ primary goal.”
Educational sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. The current lineup of presentations includes representatives from GAMI Injectors, Forward Vision infrared technology, and Dr. Bruce Chien, AME.
Landing at Waupaca also gives members the opportunity to park their airplanes and take a motor coach into Oshkosh Monday through Wednesday for the big show, Janz said, adding the attendance fee includes shuttle service to and from the airport and to local hotels.
Registration for this three-day event is $85. That also includes dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Aviation movies with popcorn and beverages will be offered on Friday night. The social highlight of the weekend is a real Wisconsin Brat Fry and Corn Roast on Saturday night. Janz added that discounted rates for hotels and under-wing camping reservations are available. Rental car delivery to Waupaca Airport can also be arranged.
Located just 28 nm northwest of Oshkosh, Waupaca Municipal Airport has lots of paved tiedown space, an FBO with showers and 24-hour fuel.