Fairchild 22 Resources
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There are two relevant Fairchild type clubs that I'm aware of. One is associated with the Antique Aircraft Association and Robert Taylor. They publish an intermittent newsletter and there's a meeting of the group at the annual AAA fly-in in Ottumwa, Iowa.
The other type club publishes a more frequent newsletter called the "Fairchild Flyer". The website for the Fairchild Club is http://www.fairchildclub.com.
Both clubs tend to lean heavily towards the 24 series and the PT-19s, which is understandable due to the very small number of Fairchild 22s still in existence.
I have met two great resources for Fairchild 22 restoration. One is Bill Worman, of Orcas Island Washington. He has restored a Fairchild 22 C7B from the ground up and it is a beautiful aircraft. He has been kind enough to loan me photographs and offer his plane as a blueprint.
Interestingly, when Bill was doing his restoration work many years ago he actually used my aircraft as a pattern, when my aircraft was owned by the Gronquist family and based at Crest Airpark near Seattle.
The second resource for Fairchild 22's and a person who may have owned most of the existing airplanes at some point in his life is Harold Scheck of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Mr. Scheck has offered information on 22's and has many helpful tips on construction and restoration. I hope to maintain this acquaintance in the years to come.
John Wyss in Missouri is restoring a C7F, and John Cargill has a flying C7F in Apex, North Carolina.