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SAVE THE DATES: June 8-10, 2018 – Young Aviators Fly-In at Triple Tree

by Cayla McLeod Calling all young adults and youth in aviation for the first annual Young Aviators Fly-In at Triple Tree Aerodrome! Any age is welcome (including the young at heart) to come and celebrate the next generation of aviators. Aircraft and guests can begin arriving on Friday, June 8th at 9 AM and the event will [&hellip…

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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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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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DC-3 Weekend at Marion, IN Fly-In/Cruise-In

by Ron Alexander What a weekend in anyone’s book! I was privileged to fly my DC-3 to Marion, Indiana to participate in the annual Fly-In/Cruise-In event spearheaded by VAA member Ray Johnson.   If you have not attended this fly-in you should put it on your list.  It is a gathering of airplanes, tractors, cars, etc. [&hellip…

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YOUTH IN ACTION: Gleb Liashedko

by Ron Alexander, VAA 27150 For the past couple of years I have been writing an article in AirMail about “Airport’s in Action.”  In each issue we have presented several EAA and VAA Chapters around the country whose membership places a priority on developing young people.  I have been very pleased to find that a [&hellip…

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Lee Bowden 2015 Memorial Tour

by Jim Zangger, Vintage #23221 Watch the video slideshow of the Memorial Tour here. Our small group of mid-western Taylorcraft pilots were saddened to learn that, our good friend, Lee Bowden suffered a life ending heart attack last winter. Lee, a very enthusiastic supporter of aviation, loved flying his Taylorcraft across the United States. Sadly, his [&hellip…

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June 6, 1944

by Charlie Harris, Vintage Life Member #2158, Director Emeritus. June 6, 1944 … Seventy one years ago tomorrow, very early in the morning, the greatest seaborne military force ever assembled began our Great Crusade to free Europe from the horribly oppressive clutches of the all-powerful and murderous German dictator Adolf Hitler. The channel and flying [&hellip…

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Pilots’ Bill of Rights with Medical Reform introduced in House, Senate. Needs Our Support.

From EAA: February 26, 2015 – Bipartisan “Pilot’s Bill of Rights II” legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would put EAA-supported aeromedical reform into effect along with a number of other protections for pilots and other airmen. You can read details and TAKE ACTION at both the [&hellip…

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AAA Names New President

  In July of 1953 the oldest antique airplane was fifty and not flying much. Jets were beginning to squeeze props from the sky, and airplanes from the 1920s and 30s were disappearing, some barely old enough to vote. Progress has a way of trampling the pioneers until they’re gone, which is when new generations [&hellip…

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EAA Invited to Support Wright B Flyer Project

Last Friday during EAA’s Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet in the Founders’ Wing, Wright “B” Flyer Inc. president (and EAA member) Jay Jabour previewed Monday’s official announcement from Dayton, Ohio – his organization is building a new replica of the Wright brothers’ Model B Flyer, which in 1910 became their first production airplane.  EAA members and [&hellip…

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