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Give the Gift of Vintage
Looking for a last-minute holiday gift for an aviation enthusiast or flying family member?
The perfect solution – give your special person the gift of membership in the Vintage Aircraft Association.
Each gift membership (new or renewal) includes an appropriate card and certificate with your message plus the beautiful November issue of Vintage Airplane. All categories of membership can be given as gifts. Call EAA Membership at 800-564-6322.
The Screamin’ Sasquatch
John Klatt Airshows and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky teamed up to create a one of a kind plane, the Screamin Sasquatch., which is powered by two different engines. The plane style is a Jet Waco, first introduced by Jimmy Franklin in 1999.. (read more)
Help Us Spread the Word about Vintage
Our new administrator, Max Platts, has been doing an amazing job with the Vintage Aircraft Facebook Page and members are responding with photos of their own and favorite vintage planes. Have you seen us on Facebook yet? Please LIKE our Facebook page to help spread the word. You can also forwarded the page to friends.
Vintage is also on Twitter. Have you seen our Twitter page? Are you following us on Twitter? We don’t tweet often, but when we do, you can help us by re-tweeting our messages. Please follow us on Twitter.
Our website, newsletter, Facebook and Twitter all link together and all help us spread the word to a generation with little knowledge of who we are and what we love. If you don’t know how to do this, recruit your kids or grandkids. It only takes a few minutes and can be quite fun. Just as Max.
EAA Urges Support for Sleep Apnea Bill
December 4, 2013 – EAA urges members to contact their congressional representatives and express support for a bipartisan bill that would force the FAA to subject its new draconian sleep apnea policy to a formal rulemaking and public comment process.
The legislation (H.R. 3578) has been approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and is now headed for the full House. EAA and other GA organizations support this bill and are asking their members to urge their representatives to join as co-sponsors. (read more)
AIRPORT ACTION: VAA Chapter 3 in Walnut Cove, NC
Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 3 was originally named the Carolinas Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation. This active group of antiquers has its headquarters in Walnut Cove, North Carolina. Most of their members are from the Carolinas and Virginia with quite a few members from other states such as New Jersey, Tennessee, Georgia, etc.
What sets this chapter apart from others is their membership. There are several member names that you will recognize as being major contributors to the antique airplane world such as Jack and Golda Cox, Susan Dusenbury, Morton Lester, Dolph Overton… (read more)
EAA Hails Bill to Cut Third-Class Medical for Many GA Pilots
December 12, 2013 – Reps. Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Sam Graves (R-MO) introduced a bill in the U.S. House Wednesday that seeks to abolish the third-class medical certificate for many pilots who fly recreationally. (read more)
December Mystery Airplane
Wesley Smith has selected another great Mystery Plane for you to identify. This one shold prove to be rather easy. (Photo furnished by Leo Kohn, EAA No. 4.)
Click here or on the image below to view the full size image and submit your answer to this month’s Mystery Airplane.
Vintage Thanks UNIVAIR
UNIVAIR Aircraft Corporation has been a long-time supporter of VAA activities. For years they helped sponsor AeroGram, our daily AirVenture newsletter. More recently UNIVAIR has simply provided unrestricted financial support to Vintage Oshkosh activities.
Your board has received several additional direct contributions from long-time vintage vendor supporters which help us at AirVenture and to deliver our digital message to a wider audience.
Please recognize and support UNIVAIR and the other fine vendors who support VAA. They deserve our support.
October Bird Was a Mystery
Although this plane generated no correct replies, the aircraft had a very interesting history of development, as well as the individuals involved in its design and testing. Read about this rare and interesting early helicopter that Wesley Smith’s research has uncovered.
Spots Available for January SportAir Workshops in Oshkosh
Restoring a vintage airplane? There are still spots available to enroll in EAA’s SportAir Workshops being taught in Oshkosh next month, January 25-26. With EAA SportAir Workshops, you’ll receive two days of solid, hands-on instruction on your building method of choice, be it Fabric Covering, Composite Construction, Gas Welding, or Sheet Metal Basics. There are also courses on Electrical Systems and Avionics and Fundamentals of Aircraft Construction.
On Saturday evening, join the popular Saturday evening course, What’s Involved in Kit Building, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. EAA will sponsor a special guest speaker (to be announced) at the Saturday lunch, so stay tuned. Learn more and enroll today at the SportAir Workshops website or by calling 800-967-5746.
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