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Straight and Level – April 2018

  by Susan Dusenbury, VAA President, VAA 5721, EAA 55229 At the writing of this letter I imagine that many of you are making preparations for your annual sabbatical to Oshkosh for the convention.  All of us here at Vintage headquarters are doing the same only more so.  We are basically “going in all directions” [&hellip…

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Straight and Level – February 2018

by Susan Dusenbury, VAA President, VAA 5721, EAA 55229 On February 8,th your board of directors and advisors along with a host of our volunteers met at Flabob Airport in Riverside/Rubidoux, California for our annual midwinter board meeting. The midwinter board meeting is designed to cover and complete some of the business of the organization [&hellip…

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Straight and Level – December 2017

by Susan Dusenbury, VAA President, VAA 5721, EAA 55229 Dear Friends, On December 9, 2017, VAA Director Emeritus Charlie Harris flew his final flight West. With Charlie’s passing aviation has lost one of its strongest supporters and an icon in the vintage aircraft movement. Charlie was a person of impeccable character that so many including [&hellip…

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Straight and Level – October 2017

by Susan Dusenbury, VAA President, VAA 5721, EAA 55229 Fall is here or as I call it the “last hurrah” before old man winter curtails our fun flying.  I’ve always thought that some of the best events are the Saturday gatherings in the fall at someone’s private airport.  It’s a time to fly (in deliciously [&hellip…

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Straight and Level – August 2017

VAA 5721, EAA 55229 AirVenture 2017 is now a thing of the past. For those of us who made the annual sabbatical it was a magical time spent with family, friends and all things aviation. AirVenture 2017 was also one for the record books. It was a monumental statistical success with approximately 590,000 attending, an [&hellip…

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Straignt & Level – June, 2017

by Susan Dusenbury, VAA President VAA 5721, EAA 55229 The buzz has started.  The excitement is building.  It’s all about the annual sabbatical that over 10,000 planes and pilots make to Oshkosh every year in July.  And, of course, there’s the other 450,000 or so who make the trek by other means—commercial airliner, camper, cars [&hellip…

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Straight and Level – April, 2017

by Susan Dusenbury, VAA President VAA 5721, EAA 55229 Friends, Last week I, along with VAA Directors Bob Lumley and Steve Neese, VAA Advisors Earl Nicholas and Ray Johnson and VAA Volunteer Wayne Wendorf, attended Ron Alexander’s Celebration of Life service.  It was a fitting tribute to a great human being and friend.  Jim Busha, [&hellip…

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Straight and Level – February, 2017

by Geoff Robison, President EAA Vintage Aircraft Association, EAA Life Member 268346 VAA Life Member 12606 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 a carrier during World [&hellip…

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Straight and Level – December 2016

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 Ron Alexander who recently lost his life during a flight [&hellip…

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Straight and Level – October 2016

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 Air Mail e-Newsletter. Here we go again! I feel like I just got home from AirVenture and the planning for the 2017 event is already in full forward motion. [&hellip…

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