YouTube slideshow of the Cliff Ball Wing Museum tour.
Jim Beisner, Pres
PO Box 769
Troy, Ohio 45373
Members: Once again it is Award nomination time with Harold Walter as Nomination Chairman for 2013.
Please review the following.
HISTORY OF THE OX5 AVIATION PIONEERS HALL OF FAME
Airplanes powered by Curtiss-built Model OX5 engines represented a period when flight grew from a side-show business to an air transportation industry. The pilots and mechanics of that period became a special group of old-timers.
It was on this concept that the OX5 Aviation Pioneers was founded in 1955. It grew to thirty-one Wings and some four thousand active members whose backgrounds were general aviation, airlines, and military, all with a common bond. At one time, they all had a close relationship with that nostalgic symbol …the water-cooled OX5 V8 engine.
The Hall of Fame was a dream of Johnny Evans, a charter member. Clifford Ball, then OX5 National Secretary, was instrumental in the creation and design of the plaque, and Oliver Philips and Flora Balmer worked out the details of the first rules and procedures for the selection of candidates.
The plaque became a reality in 1971, when then OX5 Glenn Hammond Curtiss Wing President, Karl E. Voelter, made it an important part of the OX5 Aviation Pioneers. Since then, 326 important aviation people have been honored in this program.
Harold Walter, 21855 2013 Award Chairman
919 North Linden Ct
Wichita, KS 67206
To: Persons making nominations
We are proud of our Hall of Fame plaques, which attract much attention throughout the world, and certainly we are proud of the many names of distinguished aviation pioneers whose exploits and personal sacrifices have earned them the honors so afforded. Each year, a few more select names are added to the plaques.
The forms can be printed from the link below and should be used when making nominations.
For best presentation, nominations should have a reasonable size font (12+) and the supporting data length requirements should be adhered to. Ease of reviewing by our evaluators, meaning neatness and conciseness, are also important.
A photo must be submitted with the nomination.
Please send in your nominations as soon as possible.
Thank You and Sincerely,
Harold Walter, Award Chairman
2013 OX5 Award HALL OF FAME forms Print the forms from this link.
This is a fundraiser for the National Treasury.
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- MISS PITTSBURGH DVD
This is a DVD video of the search, acquisition, transporting, restoration and displaying of the Waco 9 airplane that carried the first airmail from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cleveland, Ohio.
This is a professional documentary used with permission of TV personality Don Riggs about N2574 and its installation in the airside terminal.
A fundraiser for the National treasury.
2013 Reunion Date Set for Sept 26, 27, 28
Fort Wayne, Indiana - Hosted by the Indiana Wing
From Don Voland, Sec., to the Board of Governors
After 43 years, the OX5 Aviation Pioneers will be returning to Fort Wayne Indiana and Historic Baer Field. The Indiana Wing will be hosting the 58th reunion on September 26,27 and 28th. All registration and hotel information will be available in the next newsletter and web site. This should prove to be an exciting reunion thanks to the enthusiasm of the members of the Indiana Wing. We are in for some true ‘HOOSIER HOSPITALITY’!
Jim Beisner, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Voland , Secretary email@example.com
Nora Kay, Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SECRETARY
Welcome to our website.
Incorporated in 1955 as a Pa 501 (c)(3) Corporation, the OX5 Aviation Pioneers is dedicated to bringing before the public the accomplishments of early aviation pioneers and their connection to the Curtiss OX5 V8 Engine. We are chartered as a historical and educational organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pa Dept of State by calling 1-800-732-0999 from within Pennsylvania.
“In this day of electronic media, having a good website is really the heart of our communication effort” – Donald Voland, Nat Sec. Feel free to browse this site to learn about our organization and use the information as you wish. Give credit where due. For more information about the organization, contact:
Donald Voland, Gov & Nat Sec
OX5 Aviation Pioneers
N8680 Stone School Road
East Troy, WI 53120
Wing presidents are reminded to elect officers for 2013
Send your election report to Don Voland at the above address.
Message from the National Treasurer
2013 DUES OF $30.00 ARE NOW PAYABLE.
Make your check payable to OX5 Aviation Pioneers and mail to:
OX5 Aviation Pioneers
% Janet Barnard, OX5 Treas
PO Box 769, Troy, Ohio 45373
JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION
Send Applications And Dues To Me at Troy, Ohio
Do consider becoming a member and join our 900 member organization who share a common interest in early aviation.
Note: You do not have to be a pilot to join our organization to keep aviation camaraderie and the OX5 engine alive. The applications can be printed from the ‘Member Ser’ tab on the above menu.
Send your application to Janet Barnard, National Treasurer, at above address.
Make sure your check has your name and address on it.
Janet Barnard, National Treasurer 2013