2017 Short Wing Piper Club Convention

June 11 – 15, 2017

Short Wings Over “Lancaster”
Lancaster PA

                                   Airport: Smoketown (S37)                                                                                  Smoketown Airport  Phone 717-394-6476                              
311 Airport Drive, Smoketown, PA 17576
                          Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center                             717-299-5500 Call NOW! Rooms are going FAST!   
2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA 17602                                      Rates: $119 Single; $129 Double; $145 Triple; $159 Quad                                All SWPC Group Reservations Include a Full B’fast Daily                  

>>ONLINE REGISTRATION<<

>>Paper REGISTRATION HERE <<

  • Preliminary Schedule:
    Sunday, June 11:
    –  Convention arrivals and early registration
    –  Annual Board Meetings: Club & Foundation 1PM – 3:30PM _Young Eagles SWP Flyout 4PM ET. Thanks, to EAA Chapter 540  –  Hangar Party 5-6:20PM at S37
    –  Meet & Greet at 6:30PM ET at Host Hotel
    Monday, June 12:
    –  Annual Membership Luncheon: 12 Noon – 1PM
    –  Annual Membership Meeting: 1PM – 3PM
    –  Activities are being planned
    Tuesday, June 13:
    –  Chapter President’s Breakfast Meeting:  8 – 9:30AM
    –  National Technical Adviser’s Forum 10 – 11:30AM
    –  Activities currently being planned
    Wednesday, June 14:
    –  AM Activities currently being planned
    –  Annual Banquet: 6:30 – 9PM
    Thursday, June 15:
    – Activities TBD
    – Early departures for Lock Haven PA
    Friday, June 16:
    –  Departures for Lock Haven PA

                                                 June 20-24, 2017                                                                                 ~Meet at Sentimental Journey, Lock Haven PA~                                                    Piper Aviation Museum: SWPC Exhibit                                                                           Wednesday, June 21, 2017                                                      Breakfast & Buy, Build & Fly Forum   10 – 11:30 AM ET


  •  Local Attractions:
    –  Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park
    –  Pennsylvania Railway Museum
    –  Strasburg Steam Railroad
    –  Amish Farms
    –  Factory Outlet Stores

  • Poker Run includes a Flight Around the Statue of Liberty
    –  Date & Time TBD
  • Possible Bus trips:
    –  Washington DC – Smithsonian
    – “The Mall”
    – National Air & Space Museum, &
    – Other Smithsonian Museums &
    – the Paul Garber Restoration Facility (Free Admission)
    –  Philadelphia
    – Liberty Bell &
    – Other Historic Sites
    –  Atlantic City
    – Casinos

April News

Sun-n-Fun has come and gone. Connie’s ‘Buy, Build, & Fly‘ Forum was well-attended, again with standing room only. This year it was Clyde Smith, Jr. and Lou Reinkens presenting. There will be an update in the July/August/September 2017 NEWS!   Catch up with more Short Wingers at our 2017 Convention in Lancaster!

The Longhorn (Texas) Chapter has a new Newsletter here

Remember:  Sentimental Journey with a SWPC get-together at the Museum follows  our Club’s own Annual Convention. Both are coming up shortly. Plan to Attend! We all look forward to visiting with YOU and spending some time together.

For more Convention information, go to the “President’s Update” page at the upper left of this page