Hatz Mass Arrival on Sunday

Strolling the AirVenture grounds today with KITPLANES' Managing Editor Mark Schrimmer, we were stopped by a parade of Hatz homebuilt planes taxiing to a display area immediately southwest of the Homebuilders Headquarters building. The "mass arrival" included five of these two-seat, plans-built biplanes. The planes flew over from the Hatz Biplane Fly-In at Brodhead, WI, but the planes the pilots are from Indiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, Tennessee, and Colorado. Dale Severs from Fox Lake, Illinois, returns to AirVenture after a 16-year hiatus. His beautiful Hatz won a Craftsman Award at the 1996 AirVenture. Other Hatz pilots included Jeff Moore, Kevin Connor, Mark Lightsey, and Jeff Cain.

Hatz at Oshkosh 2015
The Lycoming O-290 equipped Hatz biplanes now tied down just southwest of the Homebuilders Headquarters.

Hatz at Oshkosh 2015
Dale Severs was greeted by his young grandchildren once his Rolls Royce Continental O-200 shut-down.
Hatz at Oshkosh 2015
Another Hatz biplane taxis in during the “mass arrival.”
Hatz at Oshkosh 2015
It’s a Hatz!

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