The Brodhead Pietenpol Association and EAA Chapter 431 at Brodhead, Wisconsin sponsor the annual Pietenpol Reunion at at Brodhead Airport (C37) each July. This 4-day event is always scheduled the weekend preceding the big EAA Oshkosh convention so it’s easy to plan for years in advance. This year’s event will be July 19-22, 2018. The annual Pietenpol Reunion Guide can be viewed HERE. This guide is updated regularly so check back often.
The Reunion unofficially begins on Thursday afternoon with fellowship and an evening meal. Friday and Saturday have scheduled forums, fly-bys, rides and food service put on by EAA Chapter 431. Most people depart for home or Oshkosh on Sunday.
2018 Forum Schedule
Forums will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the EAA Chapter 431 club house. Schedules are tentative and subject to change.
10:00 a.m. – Building on a Shoestring by Tom Kreiner.
11:00 a.m. – How to Carve a Propeller by Dan Helsper. One hour long lecture/demonstration/discussion, based on Dan’s experiences carving his own propellers for the Pietenpol and a Wittman Tailwind.
1:00 p.m. – Aircraft Fabric Covering Systems including Polyfiber, Stewart System, Airtech, Hipec. Presented by Don Brewer.
2:30 p.m. – Split Gear Landing Gear Issues by Rob Bach.
3:00 p.m. – William Wynne
4:30 p.m. – Presentation of Master Pilot Award to Walter Cwian by Lee Stenson, FAA.
5:00 p.m. – Presentation of Pietenpol Spirit Award by Skip Gadd.
August 4, 2018 update: Here is a photo gallery from the 2018 Brodhead reunion: