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Homebuilders Major Achievement Award Presented to William Wynne

September 29, 2016 - EAA presented its Homebuilders Major Achievement Award to William Wynne, “The Corvair Authority,” at the 25th Annual Zenith Open Hangar Days banquet. Wynne has been educating EAA members on how to successfully convert Corvair engines into an affordable and reliable aircraft engine since 1989. He has held more than 38 Corvair Colleges, which are intense two-day events where builders bring their own engine to convert under Wynne’s watchful eye. He has held these Corvair Colleges all around the country.

“William was so surprised he was actually at a loss for words,” said Charlie Becker, EAA director of chapters and communities and homebuilt community manager. “William has dedicated his life to supporting the grassroots homebuilder so the award is well deserved.”

Becker himself has attended a Corvair College. “I’ve seen for myself more than 20 EAA members working on their engines together,” he said. “The camaraderie and knowledge sharing is exactly why EAA was formed. It is so rewarding to see the joy builders experience when they run their engine for the first time.” 

The inscription on the plaque reads:

“EAA Homebuilders Major Achievement Award presented to: William Wynne

In recognition and appreciation of your dedication to and support of the homebuilt movement. Your development of the Corvair engine and Corvair Colleges has paved the way for many homebuilders to complete their dream projects.

Your commitment to EAA’s core principles of ‘Learn, Build, Fly’ has provided an avenue to the sky for those determined to achieve their dreams of flight.

Challenging homebuilders to not simply build, but to think critically, follows the philosophy of EAA Founder Paul Poberezny:

‘One who works with hand, mind, and self-education provides a great asset to aviation and to his country, and we are all the richer for it.’

Jack J. Pelton

EAA – Chairman of the Board”

William will be at the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase at the DeLand Municipal Airport in Florida November 3-5. Please stop by and share your congratulations!

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