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2017 Reunion Picture Slideshow

The 62nd Annual OX5 Reunion held at Dayton, Ohio on Oct. 18, 19, and 20th, 2017, was a huge success. Hats off to Tim Pinkerton and the Ohio Wing staff for such a wonderful experience. This is a 20 minute … Continue reading

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2017 Reunion details.

The 62nd Annual Reunion, held at Dayton, Ohio on Oct. 18, 19, and 20th, 2017,  was a huge success.  Hats off to the Ohio Wing for such a wonderful experience. On October 18,19,20, 2017 the OX5 Aviation Pioneers members met in … Continue reading

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Photos from Jim Thompson

Double click to enlarge. Right click to copy to your computer 2017 Reunion photos from member Jim Thompson. Double click on an image to enlarge. Right click and to copy an image to your computer  

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2017 Reunion Pictures by DY

.DOUBLE CLICK ON A PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT.

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Vintage Aircraft Site

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/

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Meet the Governor

Hello Members, I am a retired commercial airline pilot and a recently elected national governor of the OX5 organization. I am presently restoring an OX5 powered Waco 9 in my spare time. Please visit my site. Wilburswacorestoration.com Rich Wilbur 719-439-8088 … Continue reading

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Board Meeting Reports

Open and print from here > 2017 National OX5 Aviation Pioneers Membership Reports  Open and print from here >     OX5 Board Members & Terms 10-28-17 Open and print from here> 2017 National OX5 Aviation Pioneers Board Meeting MinutesReunion .

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Belville at 100 Attends Reunion

Carl G Belville will be 100 next March. He flew a WACO in 1936. He was very proud to show everyone the picture in his wallet.      

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FAA Award Presented to Beisner

After much reminiscing and roasting, the FAA presented Jim Beisner with the Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” award.  Jim Beisner has been a driving for in the OX5.

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Gov Yerkey Presents Awards

On 9-22-2017, Gov. Dennis G Yerkey presented OX5 scholarship awards to PIA students. Anthony R Martinez of Westminster, Md could not attend.  His award of $1,000 will be used to fulfill his dream of becoming an aircraft design engineer. .To … Continue reading

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Message from the President

President’s Message: Hello to all members, We have been very busy here at OX-5 National Office. Number one on the list: The scholarship program, which due to some personal support by the membership, is growing. We were able to give … Continue reading

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Secretary’s Message

        Greetings to all of our OX5 Members. I just finished a busy session at AirVenture and it is obvious that the event certainly has changed from what it was when Paul was running the show!  We ran … Continue reading

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Captain Billy Walker Web Site

Home Page of Captain Billy Walker Greetings!  If deemed appropriate, I’m hopeful you will show a link to my website.  It is an aviation website with, presently, some forty four stories, videos, along with photos. Many references to the OX-5 … Continue reading

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You Are Invited To Join

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION ANNUAL DUES       $30.00 Send your application and check to: OX5 Aviation Pioneers PO Box 769 Troy, Ohio 45373 Note:  You do not have to be a pilot to join our organization. OX5 New Membership … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our Website

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE    655 MEMBERS STRONG ACTIVE SINCE 1955 ================================ Incorporated in 1955 as a Pa 501 (c)(3) Not for Profit Corporation, the OX5 Aviation Pioneers is dedicated to bringing before the public the accomplishments of early aviation pioneers … Continue reading

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The Best OX5 History Book

This Limited Edition book was Published and copyrighted by the OX5 in 1985. It contains hundreds of photos and early member biographies. Owned and scanned for posting by Dennis G. Yerkey, Gov & Webmaster,  you will not find a better source … Continue reading

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Enola Gay H-Bomb Pictures

Forest Arden was the chief flight mechanic of a B-29 stationed at Tinian Island.  His aircraft was parked nearby to the Enola Gay and he watched the loading procedure of the first Atomic Bomb.  He said that security was strictly … Continue reading

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Blue Swallow Aircraft

6-10-2016 From: John Gaertner Hello James, I received my Spring News letter this morning. Thanks! I am attaching some details that I hope will be helpful to others in the OX5 club? I would like to see if they could … Continue reading

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Items at KLBE

CBW Owned Items at the KLBE museum  

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Orange OX5 Engine Spec Book

Orange OX5 Engine Spec Book

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A Place-Latrobe Airport

A History of the Latrobe Regional Airport and the Pittsburgh Area. Featuring– Biographies of the Pioneers: (Charles B. “Charlie” Carroll, James DeWitt Hill, Carl Strickler, Raymond “Pappy” Elder, Lloyd Santmyer, Clyde Hauger, Dave Patterson, Lou Strickler, Russ Brinkley, Frank Fox, … Continue reading

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Barbara Ball Ewing B

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Pittsburgh Aviation History

PITTSBURGH AVIATION Bettis Field, now Allegheny Count Airport Courtesy Cliff Ball Wing of Western Pennsylvania Printed winter 1993/1994 p 155 to 182

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Miss Pittsburgh

Meet Miss Pgh    Link to a great article on Miss Pittsburgh. When you enter the landside terminal at the Pittsburgh International Airport, you may have noticed a vintage aircraft hanging over your head.  That airplane is “Miss Pittsburgh”, which made … Continue reading

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Rag Bag Aero Works Inc

http://curtiss-ox-5.blogspot.com/   Dennis Harbin, owner of Rag Bag Aero Works, Inc., has given the OX5 Aviation Pioneers permission to embed his blog postings on our web site. These blogs and movies are of various restoration items and projects that he … Continue reading

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1937 Airshow Home Movies

A 30 Minute Home Movie   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvCFtA-Efisshow 1937 | Udet German stunt pliot | Wing walker | Gryo Plane |F-86 Sabre Jets

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OX5 Rebuild

OX5 grayscaleMay13

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Dean Tilton’s Ant Eater

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Airplane Photo Site

This is a link to a great airplane photo site: http://1000aircraftphotos.com/ 1000aircraftphotos.com got its start in 1998 hosted on Homestead.com, created by Ron Dupas, of Depoe Bay, Oregon, US. It was called “Aviationphotos” at that time. The images came from … Continue reading

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From Billy Walker-Arizona

11-12-2014 Greetings! I am a former president of the Arizona OX-5’ers. I have been out of the picture for several years as the Arizona bunch no longer meets largely due to no leadership along with so few members still living. … Continue reading

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Dean Tilton Engine Slideshow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a-eNxlYPC8  

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Ernest H Buehl OX5 ID#17

Source: Rosanna Buehl, Granddaughter Rosanna Buehl www.buehlfield.info Ernest H Buehl’s OX5 ID Number was 17. Ernie checks the radiator cap on his plane at Buehl Field in Eddington, Pa circa early 1960s. Press_Release_San_FranciscoPress_Release_San_Francisco     Ernie Buehl flying his 1927 … Continue reading

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Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle at Pittsburgh, Pa.                                                            For all the aviation enthusiasts The Memphis Belle, a WW II B-17  restored “Flying Fortress Bomber”, was at the Allegheny County Airport (Pittsburgh, Pa) over the weekend. Photos by Ron Parry                                                      

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Tilton OX5 Engine Projects

NOTE:  DEAN TILTON WAS INDUCTED TO THE OX5 HALL OF FAME IN NOVEMBER OF 2014 OX5 ENGINE PROJECTS by DEAN TILTON 2009 This page is the most visited page on the OX5 web site.  I suspect that people marvel at … Continue reading

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Aviation Artwork by Ed Harris

Aviation artwork by OX5 Cliff Ball Wing member Eddie Harris. http://www.eddie-harris-artist.com/ Permission was granted for OX5 use. Aviation artwork by OX5 Cliff Ball Wing member Eddie Harris.  

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Larry Bartell

Larry Bartell Father of Pat Griswald Larry Bartell was a former OX5 National Governor from the Wisconsin wing. Larry Bartell was born in Whitefish Bay, a suburb of Milwaukee,   on March 19th, 1914.  He moved with his family to Waukesha County ,  … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts by R.G. Lock

A 58 page book by Robert G. Lock 50 years in aviation. A biography.                   Link to:  RANDOM THOUGHTS-Mentors and Friends

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AAC by Robert G. Lock

Link to the book. Command-Aire & Albert Vollmecke An excellent book by Robert G. Lock about the Arkansas Aircraft Corp and Albert Vollmecke. A total of approximately 140 OX-5 powered Command-Aire model 3C3 ships including the model 3C3-T were produced … Continue reading

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Website Contingency Plan

10-23-2013 From: Dennis G. Yerkey, ID 22023 Gov, Past Pres & Webmaster The following discussion was introduced into the the minutes of the 2013 Board Meeting by Gov Donald Voland. “We should be considering establishing a program (method) to provide for continuity with our web site … Continue reading

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From Gordon Cumberland, Gov

              10-13-2013 To: Dennis Yerkey, Gov. I want to thank you for sending me the new 2014 National Officer and Governors line up.  I am very proud to have been elected as one of … Continue reading

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Harold Walter’s Aviation History

Harold Walter Aviation History  

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Eagles Mere Photos

Double click on an image to enlarge. http://www.aeroclubpa.org/ The Aero Club of Pa held a fly in with the destination being Eagles Mere Airport. Eagles Mere is a Wing of the OX5 Aviation Pioneers Photos submitted by Robert Dant, VP Print-Web-Photos … Continue reading

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Jack R Cram by Cal Taylor

Below is the link to the Gen Jack R Cram article. Gen Jack R Cram article/biography Permission was granted by Cal Tayor to the OX5 Aviation Pioneers to use his article for  our website and newsletter.   8-7-2013  

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Oshkosh Miss Gilmore

Frank Pavliga’s 14-year project May 23, 2013 – It’s been quite a while since a Waco 9 biplane has been to the annual EAA fly-in convention. In fact, Oshkosh has never seen one; it was Rockford 1962 Marion McClure flew his 1926 model to … Continue reading

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More Tilton Projects

 

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Tilton Sport Aviation Article

Tilton   Article from Sport Aviation  1984

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Tilton Project

Photos of Dean Tilto’s OX5 engine project.  

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OX5 Engine by Sandy Skinner

This is a link to a very detailed 15 page OX5 engine article by Sandy Skinner TMV4N4CurtissOX-5 Used with permission of the author on 3-29-2013.   Credit must be give if used. This article appeared in the Vol. 4 No. 4 … Continue reading

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1965 Letter from Cliff Ball, Sec

Read letter here >>  Ball letter   E. A. Goff, Jr. was President in 1965 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edgar Allen “Pete” Goff, Jr. (December 12, 1896 – February 11, 1989) was an Air Force colonel and jet fighter pilot.[1] … Continue reading

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Kathi Latson to Don Voland

2013 Kathi Latson wrote: Dear Mr. Voland, Greetings from Spencer, NY! I purchased a set of vintage OX5 Aviation Pioneer coasters (from 1976!) off of eBay. I am a 52 year old lady who has always loved flying and sometimes … Continue reading

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Frank J. “Chilli” Miller

Frank _Chilli_ Miller OX5 Pioneer3-15-2013 Mr. Beisner, I am attaching a “life story” of a gentleman I met years ago that belonged to my church. Unfortunately, he has since passed away, but I would like to send you the transcript … Continue reading

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CAM-11

 The Air Mail Act of 1925 (Kelly Act) authorized the postmaster general to contract for domestic airmail service with commercial air carriers. It also set airmail rates and the level of cash subsidies to be paid to companies that carried … Continue reading

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Rex Smith Biplane

Rex Smith Biplane From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Rex Smith Biplane Role Biplane National origin United States of America Manufacturer Rex Smith Aeroplane Company First flight 1910 Introduction 1910 Developed from Curtiss Pusher The Rex Smith Biplane was a … Continue reading

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Klein Photo Collection

The Bernhard Klein collection. A great collection of Aircraft photos. http://1000aircraftphotos.com/index.html http://www.dmairfield.org/Collections/Klein%20Collection/Civil/Private/index.html http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/KleinBernhard/KleinBernhard.htm

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Article by Adam Lynch

  Commercial Aviation Took Off in Pittsburgh by Adam Lynch  Not all the thousands of people who regularly pass beneath her glance up, but occasionally, one will stop for a better look. She hangs from the ceiling of the Landside … Continue reading

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OX5 Engine Article

Excellent Curtiss OX5 Article by Chad Wille This can be printed from the PDF file.  

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From Janet Barnard, Treas

            For the year 2014 To our 900 + members, To continue with our programs and the progress we have attainted the last several years, we ask for your financial support. Please send in your 2014 dues … Continue reading

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Leslie Jones Photography

http://www.lesliejonesphotography.com/subject-series/aviation/46 Click on the above link to view some great aviation photos by Leslie Jones that are now in the Boston Public Library. Click on an image tag in the right box.  example  biplanes Biplane photos will then appear if Jones took … Continue reading

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2012 57th Reunion Pictures

Photos by Dennis G Yerkey Double click on a picture to enlarge.  

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From Gordon Cumberland

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Creve Coeur Airport

http://www.crevecoeurairport.com/ 57th Reunion Tour Our thanks to Al Stix. Al Stix led the OX5 Aviation Pioneers on a wonderfully humorous and informational tour of 4 hangers containing 50 restored aircraft. He also gave us his thoughts on the handling characteristics of … Continue reading

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Aerial Experiment Association

  “Casey” Baldwin, Lt. Selfridge, Glenn Curtiss, Dr. Bell, John McCurey and visitor, Augustus Post of the Aero Club of America. This photo was scanned by Dennis Yerkey from the Greveldine collection at the Hammondsport Reunion.

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OX5 Repair Manual

Hand Book & Repair Manual Curtiss OX5 Aeronautical Engine 90 hp @ 1400 rpm Scanned and posted by:  Dennis G Yerkey, Nat Gov Distributed by: Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Co Inc Marshall, MO    1925       Price .25 cents Open this link and then … Continue reading

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Miss Gilmore

  Miss Gilmore By Bill Amick, Mount Vernon News June 22, 2012 12:13 pm EDT  MOUNT VERNON — You may have passed Frank Pavliga on the way to work Thursday morning, but if your eyes were on the road you’d … Continue reading

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2012 Board Meeting Minutes

OX5 NATIONAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES 9-22-12

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2012 Reunion Article by Livi

THE 2012 NATIONAL REUNION On September 20-23, 2012 OX5 Aviation Pioneers members met in St. Louis for their 57th National Reunion.  The affair included the essential business meetings and an array of pleasurable and entertaining activities that included a trip … Continue reading

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Planes Powered by OX5

OX5 Powered Planes

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Looking Forward by Pres Voland

Looking Forward to 2016 As we start our 61st year of existence, I am very optimistic about our great Organization.  I look forward to the further development of our Outreach Programs with financial aid for scholarship programs and assistance to … Continue reading

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