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Emergency Aircraft Repair
Hours: Sat-Sat, 8am-5pm; Sun, until early afternoon
Emergency aircraft repair is available near Vintage Camping (L-16). Call 920-230-7795 or contact Tom Shelton at the 24-hour hotline at 563-468-9039. Minor repairs are available on Fri 7/23.
Unexpected aircraft problem while visiting AirVenture? Is something broken, need adjustment, need filling or recharged? Contact or visit the volunteers of EAA Chapter 75 operating the Emergency Aircraft Repair facility, located just south of the Hangar Café about the mid-point of runways 18/36.
The purpose of the Emergency Aircraft Repair facility is to assist pilots of aircraft with problems that may be encountered while attending the convention and to facilitate a safe return flight or ferry flight for permanent repairs.
These volunteers can provide hand tools, jacks, clock, air, torch, welding equipment, drills, brake and magneto tools, plug cleaners, battery chargers, a field level maintenance shop, some manuals, and limited technical assistance to aircraft owners or agents.
Limited transportation can often be arranged to obtain parts and services for repairs.
All work done is by, or under the supervision of the owner or the owner's agent. The owner and/or his agent assume all responsibility for determining suitability and airworthiness of attempted repairs.
For safety purposes, you will need a wing walker when taxing to the Emergency Aircraft Repair roped-off area, so please call us and we will arrange for a wing walker to assist you.