I’m a lucky man – my wife Jan is, if not a native aviation fan, indulgent of my aviation passion and has tented in the woods the entire AirVenture week. Her enthusiasm is needlework, and as owners of a rag and tube airplane in need of a recover, she’s been eager for rib stitching instruction.
Much angst, then, when scouring the forum listings for needle and thread classes when none showed. Plenty for PolyFiber coverings, but plain old rib stitching proved impossible to find in the postings. So, on to hoofing it through the extensive AirVenture Forum and Workshop grounds. And there it was, the Builder’s Educational Center, adjacent to the forums in a yellow and blue hangar. Inside are hands-on opportunities for all the classic building techniques and they run all day, every day of “Oshkosh.”
You just have to know where to find them. Sorta makes you wonder what else is going on!