Category Archives: ANNOUNCEMENTS
. MINUTES OF THE 2023 NATIONAL OX5 BOARD MEETING – Troy, Ohio October 16, 2023 10:00 am A. Roll Call – One Board Member Position is vacant – all other Board Members attended in … Continue reading
NOTE: THERE IS NO SUNDAY MEET and GREET
OX5 PAST PRESIDENTS 1955-58 Russ Brinkley * 1959-60 John H. Livingston * 1961 James J. Mattern * 1962-65 E. A. Goff, Jr. * 1966 William L. Atwood * 1967-68 Arthur Goebel * 1969-70 John P. Morris * 1971-72 Karl E. … Continue reading
Welcome Aboard New Members. Welcome Aboard New Members. We are delighted to welcome you as a new member. You have joined a premier aviation organization that has been charted since 1955 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Your … Continue reading
We have several wings and members who are actively rebuilding OX5 engines and planes. They are Beisner, O’Connor and Wilbur. If you are working on OX5 engines and planes, please let Hq know. … Continue reading
We wish to thank Mark Taylor for permission to post Articles & Photos. Mark Taylor 3544 Toboggan Road Billings, MT 59101 1-406-259-3110 (voice or text) email@example.com Ernie Buehl and the Challenger NC5796 This article is adapted from Mark Taylor’s … Continue reading
Subject: Invitation to celebrate Aviation Hero Jimmie Mattern’s 90th Anniversary – Join us at the NYAC on June 2nd! When Jimmie Mattern, my grandfather, passed away suddenly in 1989 I stepped in as the speaker for the OX5 meeting in … Continue reading
Patty Wagner is our National Treasurer. .
Welcome Aboard Steven Standford ! Introducing the new OX5 Newsletter editor with the Spring 2023 edition. You can mail him items of interest to our P.O. Box or you can send it directly by email at: … Continue reading
Spring 2023 OX5 Newsletter
JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION Online Membership Application (or) Print New Member Application Here ANNUAL DUES $30.00 Send your application and check to: OX5 Aviation Pioneers PO Box 769 Troy, Ohio 45373 ALL ARE WELCOME. OPEN TO ALL. You do not have to … Continue reading
Smithsonian Museum Virtual Tour
by Jim Beisner, Past National President, OX5 Aviation Pioneers, VAA# 30609. The first best kept secret is the OX5 engine that powered most military planes. The JN-4 Jenny, the Canuck and most civilian aircraft prior to 1930, sported OX5 engines. … Continue reading
A message from Greg Gaynor, National Governor . My flight instructor, Aaron Tippin, sent this photo to me. It was taken at the Helena, MT airport. The engine was restored and donated by Ray Woods from Brady, MT. Now we … Continue reading
You are invited to join our organization of 423 aviation minded members. We welcome all pilots, mechanics, aviation enthusiasts and aviation historians. You need not be a pilot to join. The membership fee is $30.00 per year. We appreciate any donations added … Continue reading
WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE 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 and their connection to … Continue reading
A 30 Minute Home Movie A short story from Dennis G Yerkey, Gov, Webmaster, Past National President I learned that a Pittsburgh Clifford Ball Wing member died and that his belongings were being cleaned out and thrown in a dumpster. … Continue reading
In June of 1955, Charlie Carroll, then operator of the Latrobe, Pennsylvania Airport appeared before the Aero Club of Pittsburgh. He approached Gaylord Ball, then Manager of Greater Pittsburgh Airport and President of the Aero Club of Pittsburgh and suggested … Continue reading
Lower left DOWN arrow to move to next page. http://ox5.org/wp-content/uploads/THE-1929-AIRCRAFT-YEAR-BOOK.pdf 505 Pages. Give it time to load.
James Beisner, OX5 National Gov, National Past president 2013-14 Please donate to the WACO MASTERS AVIATION LEARNING CENTER https://www.wacoairmuseum.org/overview WLC mentors have personally invested time, finances, and hard work into the success of WACO Learning Center and it is paying … Continue reading
1-14-2022 Cliff Ball Wing Member (Pittsburgh, Pa) celebrates 75th Birthday by flying 75-year-old airplane .
Harold is still the editor of the Kansas newsletter. . Harold Walter Aviation History
Miss Pittsburgh before mounting at Pittsburgh International Airport A restoration project by the Pittsburth Institute of Aeronautics instructors and students. A two year course is now $38,000 plus extras. Link to PIA
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Source: Rosanna Buehl, Granddaughter Rosanna Buehl www.buehlfield.info Ernest H Buehl’s OX5 ID Number was 17. Buehl was a member of the so-called “Ancient and Sacred Order of Quiet Birdmen” (QB). This is a more-or-less secret club made up of men … Continue reading
.The OX5 organization would like to thank W.K.Skinner for providing 72 issues of our newsletter to post on our web side.
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Hello Dennis and OX5 Members, Re: The 1927 Swallow my dad and brother own as well as some of our family’s aviation history. I am Chuck Laird’s son who asked me to forward along some of the information I have. … Continue reading
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. Russ Berry, 2023 National President Russ Berry, National President firstname.lastname@example.org 7425 S Kessler Frederick Rd West Milton, OH 937-405-7183 Tim Pinkerton, Vice President email@example.com Patty Wagner, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org 3233 South Kessler Road Trotwood, OH 45426 Donald Voland, Secretary email@example.com … Continue reading
Founders 1955 Charlie Carroll Clifford Ball Lloyd Santmyer Russ Brinkley Johnny Evans D. Barr Peat Al Litzenberger Blanche Noyes John P Morris Ernest H. Buehl Source: Rosanna Buehl, Granddaughter http://www.buehlfield.info/
Latrobe 1955 The OX5 Aviation Pioneers started here.
11-21-2019 Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ox5 Aviation Pioneers Receives 2019 Best of Pittsburgh Award Pittsburgh Award Program Honors the Achievement PITTSBURGH November 21, 2019 — Ox5 Aviation Pioneers has been selected for the 2019 Best of Pittsburgh Award in … Continue reading
By Rich Wilbur, Past President 2,756 views to 4-12-2023 The Anna was owned and operated by Fred Moller, a pilot and flight mechanic for Pan American. The Anna (a 1926 improved Waco Nine) was first purchased by the Bennet & … Continue reading
On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 2:29 PM Jason Bowling <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Good day: My great uncle, Joseph Bergling, was apparently a member of yours, and an aviation pioneer. I’ve been going through some of his old papers, and one … Continue reading
POSTED ON JULY 28, 2019 BY MELODY VALLIEU WACO Aviation Cadets to restore plane TROY — The WACO Aviation Cadets is a multi-year educational program for students 10-16 years old and is held at WACO Air Museum & Learning Center. This program offers … Continue reading
The organizational meeting and first convention was held at Latrobe, Pa Airport August 27, 1955. This picture is Williamsport, Pa 1956
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Hi, My grandfather, Lloyd C. Pownell, was an airplane mechanic and pilot. His name is listed on your 1957 membership roster (Lemoyne, PA). He was an original member of the OX-5 Club and often flew a Curtiss “Jenny’. I’ve attached … Continue reading
Courtesy Glenn Curtiss Wing – Hammondsport, NY
WACO NINE blog: http://nc3397.blogspot.com/ Curtiss OX-5 blog: http://curtiss-ox-5.blogspot.com/ Cessna 140 blog: http://n140tw.blogspot.com/ Fly Baby blog: http://flybabyfun.blogspot.com/
President Richard Wilbur has created a FaceBook page for the OX5 Aviation Pioneers. FaceBook has become an extremely popular form of communication and information. We think the page will help spread the word of our organization. We will be posting … Continue reading
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
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
Link to Space Museum http://www.alternatewars.com/Bomb_Loading/Bomb_Guide.htmForest 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 … Continue reading
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
CBW Owned Items at the KLBE museum
Orange OX5 Engine Spec Book
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
PITTSBURGH AVIATION Bettis Field, now Allegheny Count Airport Courtesy Cliff Ball Wing of Western Pennsylvania Printed winter 1993/1994 p 155 to 182
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 history by completing the first airmail flight from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to … Continue reading
This is about All American Aviation Air Mail pick up service starting in 1941. Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, PA. This booklet copyrighted in 1946 with photos from the Army Air Force. Note: There are original printing errors such as missing pages … Continue reading
Antique Airplane Association, Inc. An award to Robert L. Taylor Robert Taylor Award PDF
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
A 58 page book by Robert G. Lock 50 years in aviation. A biography. Link to: RANDOM THOUGHTS-Mentors and Friends
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
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
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
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
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
Tilton Article from Sport Aviation 1984
Photos of Dean Tilto’s OX5 engine project.
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
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. … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
Excellent Curtiss OX5 Article by Chad Wille This can be printed from the PDF file.
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
Photos by Dennis G Yerkey Double click on a picture to enlarge.
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
“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.
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. Download and … Continue reading
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
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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