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DaveTrojan

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The 2014 Aviation Archaeology and Heritage Association (AAHA) Symposium will be held at the Travis AFB heritage Center/Museum in Fairfield California during the weekend of April 25/26/27, 2014.  Please reply to this thread if you will definitely attend, might attend, or will not be able to attend.   

The main goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for everyone to meet in person and network, and to share the research they have been working on.  As always authors are encouraged to bring their books/CDs with extra copies to sell. 

We will follow the same format as in years past with presentations lasting between 15 and 60 minutes on both Saturday and Sunday.  Dave Trojan will coordinate the presentation schedule.  If you would like to give a presentation please contact him at davidtrojan@earthlink.net or by phone at (808) 386-0609.  Presentations can be about a project you are working on, a site you have found, or a site you are currently researching but have not yet found.  Microsoft PowerPoint presentations are preferred, but we can accommodate other formats such as video. 

The Friday before the Travis conference is reserved for field trips to local crash sites.  A number of good crash sites in the area of Travis AFB are being considered for a field excursion on Friday (4/25).  Crash site options will be posted here.  There will also be a visit to the Travis B-29 crash site on base planned for Sunday 4/27. Permission has been granted to survey the crash site of General Travis’s B-29 using metal detectors as long as all artifacts found are turned into the museum on base.  The weather should be good for the time of year in the area. The Travis Museum has a great collection of aviation history artifacts and over 30 aircraft in its collection. PLUS there will be a special temporary exhibit focusing on aviation archaeology. The special exhibit will be on display for about a month. The exhibit will include artifacts from several local area crash sites including the General Travis B-29, Mt Tamalpais PBM and Corsairs and others. Plus the exhibit will show the inside of a flight data recorder and the contents of an Army Crash Investigators kit. Plus more surprising and interesting aviation archaeology displays!   

The web site for the Travis AFB Heritage Center is: https://travisheritagecenter.org/

There are several other great Air Museums in the area only an hour away including:

The California Aerospace Museum in Sacramento:  http://www.aerospaceca.org

The Hamilton Field History Museum: https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonFieldHistoryMuseum

The Hamilton Museum has a great collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to the history of the Air Force Base and has an aviation archaeology display with artifacts from a number of aircraft accidents that occurred in the area. Both area museums are well worth a visit.

Foreign guests can be sponsored onto Travis AFB with prior notice as long as they have an ID by Dave Trojan and/or Heritage Center volunteers.  

Payment

Admission for the 2014 symposium will be significantly less expensive than previous years at only $40.00 per person. The Travis AFB Museum facility is free for our use. The fee covers refreshments, lunch and souvenirs.  

Payment options: checks or money orders made out to

David Trojan
643 Winchester Ct
Vacaville CA 95687

or with cash in person at the start of the conference will be accepted as payment

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST NOTIFY DAVE TROJAN IN ADVANCE (BY 15 APRIL) THAT THEY ARE ATTENDING, EVEN IF THEY ARE PLANNING ON PAYING AT THE EVENT, SO THAT AN ATTENANCE COUNT CAN BE MAINTAINED.  

There are a number of accommodations in the area and on base for those who have base access. Recommendations for preferred lodging will be posted on this thread.

There lots of people in the San Francisco Bay area who are very interested in Aviation Archaeology. It will be exciting to bring the conference back to California.

 If you have any questions, comments or concerns you would like addressed directly, please contact Dave Trojan at davidtrojan@earthlink.net

Presentation schedule and updates located on this thread: http://pacaeropress.websitetoolbox.com/post/travis-symposium-presentations-updates-6774987?pid=1281891325#post1281891325

Crash site visit info and selection info located on this thread:
http://pacaeropress.websitetoolbox.com/post/travis-symposium-crash-site-visits-6797938?pid=1281894302#post1281894302

Lodging and local attractions located on this thread:
http://pacaeropress.websitetoolbox.com/post/travis-symposium-lodging-attractions-6782431?pid=1281758350#post1281758350






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I'll be there! It's within driving distance too, though I'll still likely stay up there to avoid a commute each day.

Jeff

 

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My wife and I plan to attend for some wreck hunting and also to present our new book, Vol. 2 Aircraft Wrecks Of The Pacific Northwest.

Dave and Vicki McCurry
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Dave,
Please count me in. Looking forward to this year's event.
Nick

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I will most likely be there too.
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Sounds as if it's going to come together after all - that's great!  Sorry to say I probably won't be able to make the trip from NM this time around.  Hope you get a good group this year, it sounds like some great activities.

Steve Owen
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That is the worst weekend in April for my schedule. I am a definite maybe, at this point. I will see what I can do about switching some things around. Hope to make it though.
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Sounds great.  Put me down as a definite maybe.  I'll be able to confirm in a few weeks.

Thanks for organizing this!
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I will be attending and have coordinated with Dave to present my research and findings on the C-45F crash site on Mt. Diablo. Im looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing all of the presentations and checking out the B-29 site.
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Research Library available at the Travis Museum Heritage Center

In addition to the great Travis Museum Heritage Center collection of artifacts and displays there is available an extensive library full of books/videos and aircraft manuals for all the aircraft in our collection and then some.  The library is availble to those attending the Symposium.
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For those who want to stay in the area a bit longer

Travis AFB is having an Air Show May 3rd and 4th

At the Museum/Heritage Center we will be having open cockpits, open planes, to GET INSIDE historic aircraft. This opportunity should not be missed! 

Lineup set for May air show


2/20/2014 - TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Travis' Open House planning committee recently released its list of initial performers and static aircraft participating in the installation's airshow scheduled for May 3 and 4.

Headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, the two-day event will also play host to multiple civilian performers to include Commemorative Air Forces Warbirds, Bill Cornick, Spencer Suderman and Eddie Andreini.

Furthermore, static aircraft on display will include a T-6 Texan II, T-38 Talon, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, RC-135, B-52 Stratofortress, MQ-1 Predator, A-10
Thunderbolt II, C-17 Globemaster III, C-5 Galaxy, KC-10 Extender, P-51 Mustang, AT-6 Spiral and PT-19.

Open House officials did state, however, that several more performances are still being negotiated at this time.

"A lot of people don't get a chance to come on base," said Maj. William Kerr, the 2014 Travis Open House deputy director. "This gives them an opportunity to come on an area that is usually not open to them and touch an airplane and talk with aircrew members. We want to provide our community with the experience of a lifetime."

In addition to confirmed performances, Open House officials also released the airshow's event schedule. For both May 3 and 4, gates to the free event are slated to open at 9:30 a.m. with performances running between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For more information about this year's Travis Open House, log on to the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TravisOpenHouse or website at http://www.travisfss.com/openhouse.
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I would like to attend, but have to see if I can get a few days off work. I'm a maybe at this point.

 

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Dave,
I plan to attend and would like to make a presentation.
Will coordinate under separate cover.


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ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST NOTIFY DAVE TROJAN IN ADVANCE (BY 15 APRIL) THAT THEY ARE ATTENDING, EVEN IF THEY ARE PLANNING ON PAYING AT THE EVENT, SO THAT AN ATTENANCE COUNT CAN BE MAINTAINED.
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Looking forward to getting into the library and seeing what is there, and to the presenatations and tours.
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