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 it’s 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 present.
For details on a particular convention click on a convention year in the chart below. At present, only the most recent convention years have detailed information. Check back soon for updates!
|2015||Branson, MO||M. Graham Clark Downtown (PLK)|
|2014||Santa Maria, CA||Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX)|
|2013||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga County Airport|
|2012||Ogden, Utah||Ogden-Hinkley Airport|
|2011||Spearfish, South Dakota||Black Hills Airport – Clyde Ice Field|
|2010||Middletown, Ohio||Middletown Regional/Hook Field|
|2009||Knoxville, Tennessee||Knoxville Downtown Island Airport|
|2008||Cable, Wisconsin||Cable Union Airport|
|2006||Kingston, Ontario, Canada||Kingston Airport/Norman Rogers Airport|
|2005||Vancouver, Washington||Pearson Field Airport|
|2004||Sault Ste. Maria, Michigan||Sanderson Field Airport|
|2003||Springfield, Missouri||Downtown Airport|
|2002||Odessa, Texas||Odessa-Schlemeyer Field Airport|
|2001||Anchorage, Alaska||Merrill Field Airport|
|2000||Lakeland, Florida||Lakeland Linder Regional Airport|
|1999||Denver, Colorado||Centennial Airport|
|1998||Middletown, Ohio||Middletown Regional/Hook Field|
|1997||Lancaster, Pennslyvania||Lancaster Airport|
|1996||Lake Texoma, Oklahoma||Lake Texoma State Park Airport|
|1995||LaCrosse, Wisconsin||LaCrosse Municipal Airport|
|1994||Wenatchee, Washington||Pangborn Memorial Airport|
|1993||Ellenville, New York||Joseph Y. Resnick Airport|
|1992||Prescott, Arizona||Ernest A. Love Field|
|1991||Brunswick, Georgia||Brunswick Golden Isles Airport|
|1990||Wagoner, Oklahoma||Hefner-Easley Airport|
|1989||Wagoner, Oklahoma||Hefner-Easley Airport|
|1988||Traverse City, Michigan||Cherry Capital Airport|
|1987||Swan Lake, New York||Sullivan County International|
|1986||Waco, Texas||Waco Regional Airport|
|1985||River Ranch, Florida||River Ranch Resort Airport|
|1984||Minden, Nebraska||Pioneer Village Field Airport|
|1983||Minden, Nebraska||Pioneer Village Field Airport|
|1982||Oshkosh, Wisconsin||Wittman Regional Airport|
|1981||Oshkosh, Wisconsin||Wittman Regional Airport|