AirVenture 2013, EAA’s huge fly-in event, doesn’t open until Monday, July 29th, but people are already arriving. SWPC Member Jerry Isbell flew his Pacer in and has already set up camp along with three other Short Wings and members of the Short Wing Family.
Here’s a picture Jerry sent in via text along with a note that this award winning Short Wing, N3314A, is parked on the Grand Champion row. An N number search shows that the 1953 TriPacer is owned by SWPC member Rick Michalek of Iowa. AirVenture’s online records indicate that the TriPacer won a Gold Lindy in the Classic (September 1945-1955) category in 2011 and a Bronze Lindy in the same category in 2008.
We hope to have more pictures from AirVenture 2013 posted on our website soon!