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Vintage AirVenture a HUGE Success
The expanded experience for members and guests at Vintage AirVenture is best exemplified by two major improvement projects. First was the dedication of the expanded Bill Rose Vintage Plaza. Myrt Strong Rose and many of the “Rose’s Raiders” were in attendance to dedicate the plaza in Bill’s memory.
Our second major improvement was the completion of a permanent floor for the dining area at Vintage Tall Pines Cafe’ which also kicked-off our fundraising campaign to build a permanent pavilion on that site.
Many members reported to us that 2015 was their best Oshkosh ever. We have already begun plans to make 2016 an even better convention.
Vintage 2015 Lindy Award Winners
Click on the images below to see all of our 2015 Vintage AirVenture Lindy Award Winners. (read more)
Vintage Creates Youth Ambassadors
After a very successful and well-attended Youth Forum at Vintage AirVenture 2015, at our annual meeting the Vintage Membership voted to create a permanent Vintage Youth Ambassadors committee which reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Each of our four ambassadors above (from left to right: Drew Griffith, age 18; Dillon Barron, age 20; Charlie Waterhouse, age 20; and Luke Lachendro, age 17) agreed to serve on this committee for the coming year and will work with Vice President Dave Clark. We will have more very exciting news about this program soon.
August Mystery Airplane
This twin engine aircraft should be an easy one for our aviation historians to identify. When sending your reply please disclose as much information as possible about the aircraft’s development, specifications, and performance. Along with your name be sure to include your city and state.
Click here or on the image above to view full size and see our other mystery airplanes.
June Mystery Answer
No one correctly identified the June Mystery Plane. It proved to be a Boeing aircraft that was completed in 1920 — designated the Model 8 (BB-L6)
The information we have was taken from Pete Bowers excellent book “Boeing Aircraft Since 1916” and includes photos, specs, and 3-view line drawings of the
3-place Boeing Model 8 (BB-L6). (read more)
Tech Tips: Inspecting and Repairing Wood – Part Two
In my last article I discussed the basics regarding what to look for when inspecting wood. Common wood defects were presented along with how to detect them. Inspection techniques during the restoration process are somewhat different.
The basics still apply but other problems may be present. The inspection procedures for older wood are basically the same as for new wood with a few additions. Understand that just because the wood was milled in 1929 does not necessarily mean it should be replaced. It is not uncommon to find wood over 80 years old that is still serviceable. However, defects in older wood are often more difficult to detect. The wood is usually covered with layers of varnish that will hide problem areas. (read more)
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