|Excitement Builds for Round-Engine Rodeo
March 28, 2013 – Reaction to EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Round-Engine Rodeo plans at AirVenture 2013 has been extremely positive, according to Steve Krog, one of its main organizers of activities both in Oshkosh and at the preconvention staging area, Hartford Municipal Airport.
“The excitement is really building,” he said. “We’ve heard from several people with new or nearly complete restorations as well as other unique aircraft who plan to attend.” Although he did not want to announce any airplanes before confirmed, Krog noted that “an airplane appearing on the cover of the March Sport Aviation” is expected to be here… (read more)
MYSTERY AIRPLANE Returns
Back by popular demand – The Mystery Airplane.
Click here or on the image below for a larger image and to submit your solution to the mystery… Those who correctly identify the mystery plane will be announced in the next Vintage AirMail.
Airport Action: Massey Aerodrome – A “Grassroots Airport”
By Ron Alexander
It is amazing to me just how many so called “grassroots” airports there are around the country. Most of them focus on antique and classic airplanes. The dictionary refers to the word grassroot as being ordinary or common. It also mentions ordinary people. With that in mind, I would define a grassroot airport as one that is accessible to all people and one that is built by and staffed by people who really care about the origin of aviation and how to preserve aviation history.
A grassroots airport is one that does not have a fence around it keeping the public out. It is one that allows people to get “up close and personal” with the airplanes in a safe manner. It can also be called a living airport reminiscent of rural airports of the past. Basically, it is a small community of pilots and aircraft owners who love their airplanes and want to share their love and enthusiasm with other people including both pilots and people who are not pilots. One such airport that exists today and meets these criteria is Massey Aerodrome. Massey is located on the eastern shore of Maryland… (read more)
VAA Director Ron Alexander and VAA Member Winn Baker to be inducted into Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame
March 28, 2013 – Vintage Aircraft Association Director Ron Alexander (EAA 137890, Warbirds 594155, VAA 27150) and Longtime Vintage member Samuel “Winn” Baker (EAA 56086, Warbirds 10588, VAA 8415)will be inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame on April 27 during the 2013 Annual Enshrinement Banquet at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia …(read more)
REMINDER: 2013 AirVenture Vintage Volunteer Work Weekends
April 19-21, May 17-19, and June 21-23. If you are interested in helping out and getting to know some great people, contact Chairman Mike Blombach… (read more)
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Discover and Learn: 2013 EAA Homebuilding Workshops
Building or restoring isn’t daunting as long as you have the basic skills and confidence to do it right. That’s where EAA’s SportAir Workshops are perfect. Master instructors help you discover your own abilities in a variety of aviation skills from welding to fabric covering.
View the 2013 schedule
The Adventure Lives On…