COPPERSTATE Workshops

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Each COPPERSTATE Workshop is led by an experienced leader in the craft. The Workshops are an excellent way to get started learning a new skill. You’ll be introduced to the materials, the knowledge base and the guidance materials that you’ll need to continue your journey of self-education.

Not every workshop has the same structure. Each workshop leader is authorized to schedule and run the workshop as they see fit. You may contact the leaders via email prior to the event.

COPPERSTATE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE FOR 2016

Plan 2 hours for each workshop 
*Composites is a two session workshop. A lecture is first delivered one hour prior to the Workshop schedule in one of the Forum tents. It is then followed with the hands-on layup work in the workshop tent.
FRIDAY
Composites*11:00 AM FORUM TENT 3
12:01 PM WORKSHOP
Sheet Metal9:00 AM
2:00 PM
SATURDAY
Composites*11:00 AM FORUM TENT 3
12:01 PM WORKSHOP
Sheet Metal9:00 AM
2:00 PM

Workshop Leader Biographies

Sheet Metal: Doug Combs

Doug has restored and repaired Luscombe sheet metal aircraft for 40 years. He is well known for his efforts in the preservation of Luscombe aircraft. Doug has trained many sheet metal mechanics and organized the work of the Luscombe Endowment and its predecessor Luscombe Foundation since 1989. Doug will demonstrate and coach participants in basic sheet metal tools, layout, forming, and riveting techniques. Advance scheduling for this seminar is recommended at 602-790-7240 or mr.luscomb@luscombesilaire.info.

Composites: Gary Hertzler

Builder of the VariEze composite aircraft which has over 4000 flying hours and currently holds the CAFE Challenge efficiency award plus a World's Record closed course distance record for its weight class. Gary manufactures high performance propellers for high speed Amateur Built aircraft. Just two sessions for composites, so plan ahead. hertzler@yahoo.com

Composites: Terry Schubert

Terry Schubert grew up with model airplanes and began flying at 15. He rebuilt several certified airplanes but found their performance lacking. He built a Long-EZ, which made its first flight in 1986. As 25-year editor/publisher of the international canard type Central States Association newsletter, he has hosted many efficiency modifications on his Long-EZ, accumulated a world altitude record and flown it over 4000 hours. jschuber@juno.com