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August 2014 AirMail – See You in OSHKOSH!

Vintage AirMail Newsletter - The adventure lives on...
Geoff Says…Geoff Robison photoAs you read this month’s abbreviiated edition of Vintage AirMail, I am already in Oshkosh with many of your Board Members and returning volunteers, all working for and awaiting your safe arrival.

Again, everyone needs to be aware that the Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and their full size air-show requires a much larger air-show box than we are used to at Oshkosh.The size of the box requires us to shift the show line by 120 feet to the west, which will put the burn line at the speaker poles on all three of those days.

The aircraft parking and camping areas east of the speaker poles and south of the ultralight runway will be closed on Friday and Saturday from 1:30 pm until the end of the Thunderbirds performance.

The same areas will be closed on Sunday from noon until the end of the Thuderrbirds performance at roughly 4:00 pm. More details on the revised flightline are located here.

VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED FRI – SUN:

It is critically important that we have as many Volunteers as possible to work the burn line during each day. I know that a good deal of our Volunteers depart the grounds on Sunday morning to head home, so we are very hopeful that as many of our Volunteers as possible can stay around on Sunday to help us make this a safe show.

As you can imagine, we anticipate a rather large general public attendance on Saturday & Sunday, and we are concerned that we will be sufficiently staffed for the Sunday T-Birds’ performance

So for all of you Volunteers out there reading this, please do your best to plan on being with us through the Sunday Show if at all possible!

Check out the “Friends of the Red Barn” on our website. Please consider signing up for one the many levels available.

Thanks for being a Member, and we will “See you at Oshkosh 2014.”

The adventure lives on!

Geoff Robison

President, EAA Vintage Aircraft Association
EAA Life Member 268346
VAA 12606

In This Issue:

OSHKOSH 2014 Arrival Procedures

“Pilots are required to adhere to all published OSH arrival and departure procedures and to all ATC instructions.”

Please read the entire OSHKOSH 2014 NOTAM before you departure for AirVenture.

Our Vintage Arrival Procedure page has additional information for once you have taxied to the Vintage area. (read more)

Vintage Oshkosh 2014 Activities

Vintage-EAA-logos220Tall Pines Cafe´will be open on Saturday and Sunday Pre-Convention for both breakfast and dinner. Tall Pines is located on the flightline just north of the ultralight runway. Hours and menu can be found here.

This year Vintage features the Classic post war boom, September 1945 thru March 1947, which saw well over 30,000 civil aircraft produced within the United States.

Our Vintage OSHKOSH AirVenture page contains links to details on the many Vintage activities throughout the week. We will update the website daily with each day’s activities. Again this year we will be updating our photo galleries each day throughout Convention.

Volunteers are needed for many activities in the Vintage area. If you can give some time to your Association, please see Gerry Larkin and her crew of volunteers at the Volunteer Center on Wittman Road under the gateway to Vintage in our Red Barn complex. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

Check the EAA OSHKOSH AirVenture
page
for more details on activities outside the Vintage area.

August Mystery Airplane

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This attractive 3-place biplane that aplpeared in the late 1920′s was an exceptional performer; strong, agile, even looking somewhat military persuit-line in appearnace. Can you name it?

Click here or below to view a full size image and submit your response, including your name city and state with descriptive copy identifying the Mystery Plane.

June Mystery Plane: Alliance Argo A-1

There was a good response to our last Mystery Airplane, the Alliance Argo A-1. First correct answerreceived was from John Eney. Bradford Payne (submitting a detailed descriptioin), Bill Bosma, John LaBarre, and Wayne Muxlow also provided correct answers .

Also received were a number of responses that incorrectly identified the Mystery Aiurplane which, in fact, appeared similar to a lot of biplandes from that era. F?or an in-depth story of the Alliance Arco A-1, read Wesley Smith’s excellent article. >

Click here or on the image below for more photos and the excellent in-depth article by Wesley Smith on the Alliance Argo A-1.

JuneMysteryPlane

Airport Action and feature stories wil return in the next issue of Vintage Airmail.

See you at OSHKOSH :)

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