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CONTACT! Magazine is proud to bring you the 11th Annual
Alternative Engine Round-Up
And Experimental Aircraft Fly-in

And as always, it's FREE!*
*For those parking overnight, there's a $7 tiedown fee payable directly to the FBO.

September 27, 2014   

French Valley Airport (F70) Murrieta California
(Near Temecula on the Los Angles Sectional)


Forums are held in the terminal building lobby.

Driving: Google Maps
Park in the terminal parking lot
  Flying: GlobalAir
Park in the transient aircraft parking


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 we really need you to preregister for the Saturday night dinner.


 Questions or comments? Please contact Patrick Panzera at



 Forum schedule is subject to change!
Last updated September 19, 2014

Those forums that are highlighted below are confirmed for 2014.

8:00am Arrivals and parking EAA Chapter 1279 
9:00 am Automobile Engines in Experimental Aircraft Pat Panzera
10:00 am 3.3 L  450+ HP turbo charged Subaru, designing and making retractable gear kits for resale, production Infinity Stick Grips, throttle handle and quadrant, wheels and brakes, Michelin Air tires and their leak proof tubes; and maybe some about UAV's JamesI used to be the OIC of all Navy UAV's), and cockpit ergonomics (James was also involved with cockpit ergonomics of Suborbital Fighters of the future).
James D. Newman
Infinity Aerospace
11:00 am Revmaster R-2300 and R-3000 Joe Horvath
12:00 pm Pegasus Power Systems - The O-100 Engine(1/2 O-200) Pete Plumb
1:00 pm Support for Eggenfellner Subaru Engines Peter Krok
2:00 pm Building, flying and maintaining the tandem-wing Viking Dragonfly Tom Hall
3:00 pm Corvair Confab Woody Harris
4:00 pmRotary Round-up - Mazda Rotary Engines for AircraftMay not happen!
6:00 pmDinner at the airport Restruaunt. Pirces to be announced.
EAA Chapter 1279

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

Lineup is 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.


Display Aircraft Parking - In The Transient Parking Area
EAA 1279 members will assist and direct parking.


While we don't have any negotiated prices with any of the local hotels/motels,
but we will have shuttles running to and from the airport to three of closest establishments.
Hampton Inn & Suites Temecula
28190 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, California, 92590
Phone: 951-506-2331
For visiting pilots there will be a shuttle arrangement to and from hotels as follows:

(Daily schedule to be announced)
Holiday Inn Express Temecula
27660 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, California, 92590
Phone: 951-699-2444
Best Western Country Inn Temecula
27706 Jefferson Avenue Temecula, California, 92590
Phone: 951-676-7378
Rodeway Inn Fallbrook
1635 S Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA, 92028
Phone: 760-728-6174
No Shuttle
(but it's cheap)

Photos of the 2013 Event:
In 2013 we had an unprecedented heat wave all weekend. Temps were well over 100 degrees all weekend, keeping the majority of the show planes home, but our presenters stuck it out and gave their forums like real champs.

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 September 7, 2014

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