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The 17th Annual Cessna Flyer & Piper Flyer Gathering at Waupaca

The 17th Annual Cessna Flyer & Piper Flyer Gathering at Waupaca

Seminars, Camaraderie, Food, Fun, and a Bus Ride to AirVenture!

For nearly two decades, Cessna Flyer and Piper Flyer Association members have made a pilgrimage to Waupaca, Wisconsin the weekend before EAA AirVenture begins in nearby Oshkosh. They come to gather with fellow members, CFA and PFA staff, and notables from various aviation companies, to share a love of aviation. The weekend includes opportunities to learn more about Cessna and Piper systems and operations. It also includes a good dose of just plain fun, with meals, social time, and a door prize drawing. 

Folks who come in for AirVenture are discovering what CFA and PFA members have known for more than a decade: Waupaca is a great place to fly into, and a great place to stay.


Event registration includes all meals, seminars, and bus transportation (except night bus). $125 EARLY BIRD per person Cessna or Piper Flyer Members and their guests, through May 15, 2021. Free for kids ages 8 and under; half-price for ages 9 to 16.
Special dietary needs can be accommodated for an additional cost.
Hotel and AirVenture admission fees are not included. (To book a room, see "Hotel Information")


Waupaca Municipal Airport (KPCZ
2601 Runway Dr
Waupaca, WI 54981
(920) 867-3070


Par 4 Resort Waupaca
201 Foxfire Drive 
Waupaca, WI 54981
(715) 942-0500
Event rate $129/night when booked by June 1, 2021. Mention Aviation Group to receive these rates.

Call 626-844-0125


Saturday, July 24, 2021: Registration and welcome receptions
Sunday, July 25, 2021: Seminars and prize drawings will be held at the Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center on the grounds of the event hotel.
Monday, July 26 to Wednesday, July 28, 2021: AirVenture via luxury motorcoach 


Saturday, July 24, 2021

17:30—Registration (late arrivals can complete registration at any time during the event)

17:30—? Cocktail Reception. Includes beverage and a light meal.


Sunday July 25, 2021

07:45—08:00 Opening remarks

08:00—09:00 TBA

09:15—10:15 TEMPEST AERO GROUP- Vince Bechtel – Dry Air Pump, Now You Know (tentative)    

10:30—11:30 SUPERIOR AIR PARTS– Bill Ross – The Real Cost of Deferring Maintenance

11:30—13:00 Lunch break

13:15—14:15 TBA

14:15—15:15 TBA

15:15—16:15 Wrap up and door prize drawing

18:00—? Banquet at the Waupaca Ale House 


July 26/27/28, 2021

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning the bus to AirVenture will be at the Comfort Suites at 07:00 am and will leave for Oshkosh at 07:30 am. The bus will leave the AirVenture grounds at 18:00 to return to the Comfort Suites. 


Member Testimonials


You don’t know how much I enjoy reading the Cessna Flyer magazine. I even show them to my mechanic so he will stay up with all the current issues. They have been extremely helpful. 

Again, Thank You for your help.

Keep up the good work.

-Dan Page


I love what you have done with the [Cessna Flyer] magazine! Beautiful production quality, great articles!

I love the cover photo for the “Things You Can Do in a 182” article. 

-Eckhard Konkel


I get lots of aviation magazines, but I like yours [Cessna Flyer] the best. I enjoyed the article about the 150/152, especially. Keep up the good work and more 150 info, please!

-Tim Bykofsky


Thanks so much. This was exactly the kind of [Cessna tech] advice I was looking for. I really appreciate your quick response!


To Mr. Dellenbusch,

I wanted to let you know that I received the Cessna Flyer with the Cardinal article. Thank you so very much for locating and forwarding the magazine to me. I greatly appreciate it and have already read the magazine.

I had a ‘68 Cessna Cardinal for 4 years, and then I moved to the Piper Arrow, but I missed the Cardinal so much that I am selling the Arrow and now going back to the Cardinal. Have rejoined CFO and now looking for the next airplane.

You don’t know how much I enjoy reading Cessna Flyer. I even show them to my mechanic so he will stay up with all the current issues. They have been extremely helpful.

Again, thank you for your help.

Keep up the good work.

Dan Page


Thanks again [for locating the information] Kent! Dave was more than helpful.  'Cessna Flyer' has truly been a wonderful source of information.  Keep up the good work!!

Kimball Millikan


Kudos for the Virtual Gathering at Waupaca Webinars

Jen and Kent,

THANK YOU AGAIN for all your efforts in providing the webinars this year. And I especially thank you for allowing Kent’s Fickle Finger of Fate to arrive at my name during the raffle selection! 

Jim Stenger


Jen and Kent –

I thoroughly enjoyed the webinars and look forward to my first visit to Waupaca next year. (We drive by the airport en route to northern Wisconsin.)

Douglas A. Fisher



Thanks again for the part/service provider help you’ve provided me in the last couple of months. Paid for my [Cessna Flyer] membership many times over in cost savings!


Robert Glidewell 


The Gathering at Waupaca

I had a great time with everyone. Looking forward to next year. You and Kent did a fantastic job!



Kudos to Kent, Jennifer, and Heather for another terrific hosting of the Cessna/Piper gathering at the Waupaca Comfort Suites Foxfire Inn.  This is one of the best kept secrets of the entire Oshkosh experience. Only 40 miles from Oshkosh, with their own airport in town that is a $3 cab ride to the resort hotel on a golf course, and with a very good restaurant next door, makes it a very enjoyable stay.   The inclusive price also gets an air conditioned motor coach round trip ride to KOSH for two days.   At a room rate that the CPA negotiated, I doubt if there is another hotel within 50 miles of KOSH that will match that price.   Meeting some very good aviation folks at the Saturday night cocktail party and attending the seminars Sunday were tops, as well as the dinner that evening.    There were some very knowledgeable speakers from their respective companies.  Some of the prizes won in the drawings were quite valuable, and everyone attending won something.  Hope to see you all again next year .... and some newcomers, too. It's fun.  

Gale Cawley, Coloma, Mi.


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