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CONTACT! Magazine is proud to bring you the 10th Annual
Alternative Engine Round-Up

If you bring your plane (fly in or trailer in) and it has an alternative engine, you get in for free!
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June 8, 2013   

Yuba County Airport (KMYV) Marysville CA

CONTACT! Magazine’s 10th annual Alternative Engine Round-Up, normally held at the tiny airport in Jean, Nevada, has outgrown its home and has moved to Marysville California, to be held in conjunction with the Golden West Regional Flyin & Airshow, June 7, 8, & 9, 2013 at the Yuba County Airport (MYV). Although the Golden West Fly-in is slated for three days.
The Alternative Engine Round-Up will be on Saturday, June 8th only.


Driving: Google Maps   Flying: AirNav


In keeping with the tradition that the Round-Up will always be a FREE event for those who choose to bring to the event an experimental (homebuilt) aircraft that's powered by an “alternative engine” and puts their plane on display with all the others, admission for them and their passengers will be waved for the day. This also includes alternative engines mounted on a test or display stand, running or not. 


Preregistration is required to take advantage of this offer and can be done by emailing Pat Panzera and letting him know you wish to participate.


In addition to aircraft being on display, the Round-up will include an entire day of educational forums focused on alternative engines, including automobile conversions and propellers. The forums are free and don’t require any preregistration, but you will have to pay the entry fee to get into the Golden West Fly-in.






 Forum schedule is subject to change!
Last updated June 4, 2013

Forums Schedule for last year's event- 2013 will be similar and this page will be updated.
Those forums that are highlighted below are confirmed for 2013.

8:00am Arrivals and parking  
9:00 am Automobile Engines in Experimental Aircraft Pat Panzera
10:00 am Alternair - Electric Light Sport Aircraft

Stephan Boutenko

11:00 am Revmaster R-2300 and R-3000 Pat Panzera
12:00 pm Lunch (or "your forum here")*  
1:00 pm Support for Eggenfellner Subaru Engines Peter Krok
2:00 pm EAA Chapter 292 VW Waterboxer Engine Conversion Introduction Bruce Rose
3:00 pm Corvair Confab Woody Harris
4:00 pm Rotary Round-up - Mazda Rotary Engines for Aircraft  

*Would you like to present an alternative engine forum? Let us know!

Lineup subject to change

Please note that automobile fuel is not available on the field, but we can help bring you some if you need it, especially if you can supply your own cans. We don't know if the fuel at the local gas stations have ethanol or not, or what percentage it might contain.


Aircraft Parking and Forums Location:

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Photos of the 2012 Event:
In 2012 we had an unprecedented wind storm all weekend. Gusts to over 40 mph kept the majority of the show planes home, but our presenters stuck it out and gave their forums like real champs.


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Photos of the 2011 Event:


Photos of the 2010 Event:



Photos of the 2009 Event:

Photos of the 2008 Event:


Photos of the 2007 Event:


Photos of the 2006 Event:



Jess Meyers of Belted Air Power presenting an engine forum

Gary Spencer speaking on the success of his direct drive V8 installation in his Long EZ.

Killer BBQ dinner.

  Tim Iverson's Dragonfly


Photos of the 2005 Event (Laughlin NV)


Photos of the 2004 Event (Laughlin NV)


Current information is subject to change.
Page last updated June 4, 2013


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