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Round-Engine Rodeo – Please Pre-Register
As you have already heard, plans for our Round Engine Rodeo continue to be moving forward at a rapid pace. Feedback from our members has been outstanding.
If you plan to attend, even if your plans are not yet firm, please complete the Pre-Registration form here and indicate if you will be headed directly to Oshkosh or if you will stage with the other aircraft at Hartford for the group arrival.
“Building under the theme ‘Round Engine Rodeo’ we hope to attract at least 100 round engine planes to AirVenture this year.
Special preferred parking will be provided and several different make-and-model attending airplanes will be featured each day at the VAA Vintage in Review, in the Interview Circle in front of the VAA Red Barn,” announced VAA President Geoff Robison… (read more)
It’s NOT too late to donate to the
VAA FRIENDS OF THE RED BARN
Our Red Barn Headquarters Complex is a tribute to the dedication and support of VAA members from around the world. This is “A Place Called Oshkosh”! Nothing is ever planned or rehearsed; it is simply what happens at the Red Barn. It is the mystical Camelot for old airplanes. It is also the place to be during AirVenture… (read more and donate today)
AEROMART – New Dates for AirVenture 2013
AeroMart will once again be available to take your parts, and other aviation related items and offer them for sale to the public during EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2013. NEW this year, Aeromart will be open for selling, purchasing, starting on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Aeromart will be open from 9:00 a.m. â€“ 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and Saturday 9:00 a..m. -12:00 noon.
Also new this year, Aeromart vendors can start checking in their items on Saturday, July 27, 2013 beginning at noon. The deadline for bringing in items to sell is 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013. Any merchandise not sold must be picked up by 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013. This is a hard deadline, any items left after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday will then be the property of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association… (read more)
VOLUNTEER with Vintage at AirVenture 2013
Each year at AirVenture more than 500 Vintage Volunteers park planes, manage airshow crowd control, run the Aeromart, pop popcorn, run workshops, cook and serve at Tall Pines CafeÂ´, support other volunteers, assist guests in our Gift Shop and more. Join us this year for an experience you will never forget… (read more)
MYSTERY AIRPLANE #2
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: at Port Townsend Aero Museum
By Ron Alexander
Located in a small rural corner of the Pacific Northwest is an airstrip that is home for a unique museum. The Port Townsend Aero Museum is located 45 miles northwest of Seattle and is host to a youth mentorship program that is second to none. It is located on the Jefferson County International Airport (0S9). The museum focus is to preserve aviation history in the Pacific Northwest while mentoring young people.
Their youth mentorship program is truly inspirational. The young adults participate in all phases of airport operation including both restoration of antique airplanes and flight activities. Their collection of airplanes includes a variety of antique and classic aircraft that regularly fly… (read more)
Vintage AirVenture Area Map
Planning to join with us at AirVenture 2013? Use the map below to familiarize yourself with Vintage Oshkosh, especially if you are a first-time visitor. Click here or on the image below for a larger printable image.
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Discover and Learn: 2013 EAA SportAir Workshops
Restoring and maintaining vintage aircraft 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. With locations throughout the country in 2013, there’s a site and session just for you. You’ll come away from the weekend qualified to go right into your shop to finish or start your dream project. Courses are filling fast, so sign up today! (view the 2013 schedule)
The Adventure Lives On…