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Honor the Legacy of Ron Alexander with a Memorial Wristband

Cayla McLeod, who was featured this month in Vintage AirMail, has created a wristband fundraiser in memory of her mentor and Vintage Director Ron Alexander.  The wristbands are $10 each, and all of the proceeds will go directly to fund tools and equipment for the Candler Field Museum Youth Aviation Program which Ron founded at his PeachState [&hellip…

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Dusenbury becomes Vintage Aircraft Association President

February 20, 2016 – Susan Dusenbury of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, a longtime vintage aircraft enthusiast and Vintage Aircraft Association member and chapter leader, was named VAA’s president on Saturday by the organization’s board of directors. Dusenbury succeeds Geoff Robison, who retired as president after serving for the past 12 years. “We look forward to [&hellip…

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Lack of Snow Changes EAA Skiplane Fly-In Plans This Saturday

February 15, 2017– The current lack of snow in Oshkosh and absence of it in the forecast has forced some changes for the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In scheduled for this Saturday, February 18, at EAA. Because of the unseasonable conditions, there will be no skiplane operations during the popular EAA winter event. However, the Pioneer [&hellip…

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February 2017 AirMail

  February 2017 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346 Welcome back to the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. We recently lost another amazing friend of the VAA. Gene Chase was an amazing friend to all in aviation. He served as a Naval Aviator on [&hellip…

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Ron Alexander Celebration of Life – March 25, 2017 at PeachState Aerodrome

by Cayla Mcleod Ron Alexander was a very special person in my life. Mr. Ron taught me how to fly among many other things related and not related to aviation. I did not realize the large role Ron played in the Vintage Aircraft Association until he left for Oshkosh a few weeks before the accident [&hellip…

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Gone West: Gene Chase, True Greatness

  Gene R. Chase, 92, one of EAA, VAA and sport aviation’s all time truly great people died peacefully Monday, January 2, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gene’s death followed wife Dorothy’s demise of November 21, 2016 six weeks to the very day. Gene was born September 6, 1924 in Casper, Wyoming, however the family moved [&hellip…

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December 2016 AirMail

     December 2016 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346 The EAA, the VAA Board of Directors & Staff and Volunteers of Vintage, and a huge number of our friends in Aviation in the Atlanta area are mourning the tragic loss of [&hellip…

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Vintage Mourns Death of Director Ron Alexander

Vintage extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of EAA Vintage Aircraft Association Director Ron R. Alexander, VAA 27150, EAA 137890, who was killed on Thursday, November 17, while flying his beloved Curtiss Jenny near the Candler Field Museum/Peach State Airport in Williamson, Georgia. Words cannot describe the shock and sorrow shared by Vintage [&hellip…

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October 2016 AirMail

  View Newsletter Online    October 2016 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346 Welcome back and thanks again for reading the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. Here we go again! I feel like I just got home from AirVenture and the planning [&hellip…

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Phil Coulson is 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

Vintage is proud to honor Phil Coulson of Lawton, Michigan, as our 2016  inductee into the Sport Aviation Hall of Fame.  Phil will be inducted at a dinner ceremony on November 10, 2016, in the Founders’ Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum. Phil has been immersed in aviation for all of his adult life. He enlisted in [&hellip…

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