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Donald Voland, Nat Sec & Gov

From Secretary Don Voland

Dear Members,

Time is running out for the OX5 blocked discount rate, so make your reservations as soon as possible.   According to the banquet director, the hotel will be booked solid in November.

The Reunion is NOVEMBER 6,7,8.   Depart the 9th.
The Reunion Site is the Hilton Garden Inn-Lakeland, FL.,
with activities scheduled on the Lakeland Airport at Fun-n-Sun & the Midwest Florida OX5 Clubhouse building.

Direct hotel number 863-647-0066


Hilton Garden Inn   Link

This is the OX5 2014 Reunion Schedule

Venues:   Hilton Garden Inn-Sun-n-Fun-OX5 Clubhouse.

Registration fee:  The fee for all activities and the award banquet dinner meeting is $140.00.

The fee for the Friday night banquet dinner meeting (only) is $50.00.

Please use the registration form printed in the August newsletter - page 7,

or print the form from this link.   Registration form.

Draw your check and send your registration fee to:

Midwest Florida Wing-Reunion
2446 Brownwood Dr
Mulberry Fl 33860


Thursday Nov 6
3:00 pm  Check in and register at the Hotel.
8:00 pm  Welcome mixer at the hospitality room located near the bar.


Friday Nov 7
7:00 – 9:00 am  Continental breakfast,

9:00 – 11:00 am  Tour the Central Florida Aerospace Academy

 (Photo Session).    The Central Florida Aerospace Academy exists to provide a meaningful and content rich education that will inspire and motivate students at all levels. Students are challenged to reach high levels of achievement in science, technology, engineering and math in preparation for high tech careers in the fields of aviation and aerospace.

11:00 – 1:00  Tour  SUN ‘n FUN Air Museum


Destination Aviation at the Florida Air Museum offers a unique setting with MULTIPLE interactive displays

1:00 pm         Lunch Break – A deli lunch at the OX-5 Clubhouse

2:30 pm        Return to hotel

2:30 - 6:00  Free time to relax and prepare for the banquet

6:00 pm       Cocktail Hour Social at the Hilton

7:00 – 9:00  Annual Buffet Awards Banquet   (Outside weather permitting)


7:00 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 am  Shuttle to Sun ‘n Fun BBQ Festival

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Governors Board Meeting at the OX5 Clubhouse

1:00 -2:00 pm  General Membership Meeting at the OX5 Clubhouse

2:00 pm  Return to Hotel

4:00 pm  Visit the nearby Lakeland Mall

Lakeside Village is an open-air shopping mall located on the southern side of Lakeland, Florida. 1479 Town Center Dr Lakeland, FL 33803

5:00 – 7:00 pm  Dine at Fish City

7:00 – 10:00 pm  Free time-on your own

Sunday, Nov 9, 2014   Check out:  11:00 am


We will be attending the Sun-n-Fun

“When Pigs Fly South”  BBQ Challenge

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Info on the Hilton Garden Inn  Lakeland, Florida

Direct hotel number   863-647-0066

The Hotel is located halfway between Tampa and Orlando on the Lakeland Airport.

Tampa International to the Hilton Garden Inn is 39 miles.

A 40 minute drive time.

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The OX Aviation Pioneers Club focuses on the era of the Curtiss OX5 engine and the early aviators.  It is one the of the most prestigious historical and educational aviation clubs in the USA.   Our 900 members are located in all States and several foreign countries.  The organization was chartered as a 501 (c)(3) in Pennsylvania in 1955.

Browse our website here:  http://ox5.org/

Print our brochure here:  2014 Brochure

Print our new member application here: New member application 

Contact President James Beisner here:  James Beisner

Contact Secretary Donald Voland here:  Donald Voland

Mail your articles and pictures to the Newsletter Editor.

The Newsletter Editor is:
Nora K Francis

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