CONTACT! PO Box 1382
Hanford CA 93232-1382
United States of America
(559) 584-3306
Editor: Patrick Panzera
 Established 1990

CONTACT! Magazine
is proud to bring you the
13th Annual

Alternative Engine Round-Up
And Experimental Aircraft Fly-in

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

September 24, 2016   

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 engine conversions. The forums are free, admission is free, the entire event is free!


 Questions or comments? Please contact Patrick Panzera at



 Forum schedule is subject to change!
Last updated September 19, 2016

Those forums that are highlighted
below are confirmed for 2016.

8:00am Arrivals and parking EAA Chapter 1279
9:00 am Automobile Engines in Experimental Aircraft Pat Panzera
10:00 am -11:00 am Ramp Time!
Enjoy the morning outside while it's still nice
12:00 pm Caravella Aerospace presents the CaraVellair Prototype Roadable Aircraft Joe Caravella
1:00 pm Revmaster R-2300 and R-2300 Turbo Joe Horvath
2:00 pm Pegasus Power Systems - The O-100 Engine (Literally half an O-200) Pete Plumb
3:00 pm Building, flying and maintaining the the tandem-wing Viking Dragonfly Tom Hall
4:00 pm Ellison Throttle Body Injectors
The KR-2 by nVAero
Steve Glover
5:00 pm Corvair Confab
6:00 pm Dinner at the airport Restaurant-
Nothing formal, just join us.
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, we will have shuttles running to and from the airport to three of closest establishments. If you need a shuttle, please let the people working the CONTACT! Magazine subscription table know.

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 2015 Event:
This was our second year at Temecula. The weather was perfect and the crowd was noticibly bigger than the year before and the forums were well recieved.


Photos of the 2014 Event:
This was our first year at Temecula. The weather forecast was totally wrong with its prediction of overcast and rain, as the day was rather spectacular. But the dire prediction kept a lot of people from showing up. We still had a great turnout!

Revmaster R2300
Rans Rans
Corvair Dragonfly Corvair Quickie Q-2
Jabiru KR-2S


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 19, 2016

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