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Owner-Performed Maintenance

By Joe Norris, A&P/IA, DAR, VAA Director

There are many benefits of owning a vintage airplane. One of the most impactful is the low initial entry cost, making vintage aircraft a true gateway to aviation.  But there’s more to the story.  Vintage aircraft owners can further enhance the ownership experience and save some money at the same time by doing some of the maintenance themselves.

VAA Director Named “Champion of the Month”

Contratulations to Vintage Aircraft Association Director Ray Johnson, who has been honored as “Champion of the Month” on the City of Marion (Indiana) website!

Ray began serving on the VAA Board as an Adviser in 2015 before becoming a Director in 2017. Those who have attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh may know him better as the Chairman of Vintage in Review, a daily program where he choses a select group of aircraft to be featured and interviews the owners, pilots, and mechanics.

Read more about Ray and his accomplishments in this City of Marion Champion of the Month article: https://cityofmarion.in.gov/news-events/ray-johnson

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New Content Added to Video Gallery

Check out our Video Gallery for new content including the Vintage themed offerings from EAA’s Spirit of Aviation Week as well as the Piper Cub 75th Anniversary film, “The Cubs 2 OSH Story: 75 Years in the Making”. 

EAA Spirit of Aviation Week

An unprecedented effort to bring the EAA community at Oshkosh to aviation fans around the world was a grand success on July 21-25, as EAA’s inaugural Spirit of Aviation Week drew enthusiasts from throughout the country and around the world for five days of flying engagement and fun.

On-Demand videos will continue to be available for a limited time on EAA’s Spirit of Aviation Week page. Stay tuned to eaavintage.org for the addition of Vintage-related videos from the event, which will be permanantly accessable through the Multi-Media section.

Countdown to EAA AirVenture 2021