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Our mission is to encourage and aid the retention and restoration of antique, historical, classical and contemporary aircraft, and to improve aviation safety and education.

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A Message From Susan on Cancellation of AirVenture 2020 and Plans for AirVenture 2021

A Message From Susan on Cancellation of AirVenture 2020 and Plans for AirVenture 2021

With the cancellation of AirVenture 2020 the “what ifs” are thoughts of the past, and we are now moving Vintage forward towards the completion of our 5-year plan with regard to projects already in progress and to projects that were scheduled for implementation post AirVenture 2020.  There are a couple that I feel will be ...
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Update from Jack Pelton – AirVenture 2020

Update from Jack Pelton – AirVenture 2020

Cross posted from EAA.org Looking Ahead to AirVenture 2020 By Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board March 26, 2020 - My fellow EAAers, I'm writing this to address the status of AirVenture Oshkosh 2020. Today we are still planning on having the event beginning July 20, 2020. In that context, I wanted to ...
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CANCELLED: 2020 Vintage Work Weekends

CANCELLED: 2020 Vintage Work Weekends

Hello VAA Volunteers, UPDATE:  The remaining Vintage work weekends have been cancelled. Our Work Weekends for May 29, 30, and 31; June 26, 27, and 28 have been cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic. ALL EAA camping areas are closed including Camp Scholler, Audrey's Park, and all aircraft camping areas. We will update information as ...
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Vintage at AirVenture 2020 - 100 Years of Stinsons

Vintage at AirVenture 2020 – 100 Years of Stinsons

YOU ARE INVITED:  AirVenture 2020 will be a great year to spend more time in Vintage Village. In addition to our regular events, this year we will be celebrating 100 Years of Stinsons. The Stinson Aircraft Company was founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1920 by aviator Edward “Eddie” Stinson, the brother of famed aviator and ...
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"Arthur" Finds a New Home at Vintage

“Arthur” Finds a New Home at Vintage

South Barrington, IL - October 24, 2019  The Vintage Aircraft Association was delighted to accept a new donation from long-time member Myrt Strong Rose. Many of our taildragger pilots and Barrington area residents will remember “Arthur,” the 1929 Ford Pickup Truck on display at visits and annual fly-ins at Bill and Myrt’s Mill Rose Farm.  ...
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Our Vintage Ad of the Week expresses how easy it is to "get away from the humdrum and heat of your ordinary routine" in a 1940 Taylorcraft! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Vintage Ad of the Week expresses how easy it is to get away from the humdrum and heat of your ordinary routine in a 1940 Taylorcraft!

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I owned a 1939 that started as a BF-65 but had been converted to a BC-65 by the time I owned it. The F and C meant Franklin and Continental Engines.

Interesting advertising

With those prices I could afford the deluxe model 🤑

My dad had a Taylorcraft a long time ago. Sweet little bird.

I owned a third of a 1947 BC 12 D N 5218 M got a lot of time in it.

I have logged time in a Taylorcraft....65HP you wind it.....Fun airplane.....

I flew a BC-12D quite a bit between 2010 and 2013. My Dad had owned one in the 1950s. All I remember of it was seeing tailwheel they had changed out from a half castor, to a full castor type.

While not full scale, I am assembling a Monocoupe and soon to follow a 1/4 scale Stinson 108.

My dad had one ✈️✈️✈️

We had one

Dan Hawkins

If you’ve ever climbed into a Taylorcraft, you know that they didn’t do it in heels and a dress.

I ANNUAL ONE

My dad had a 1946 BC12D

Mine too

Lol no way all that could fit.

1 man and 3 women...what kind of fun are they talking about?

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Our Plane of the Week was submitted by Brianna Halverson Stoinoff, who wanted to nominate her husband Rob Stoinoff's Piper. She shares: "1950 Piper Pacer from Osgood, Indiana. He has owned it since 2007 and has lovingly cared for it. It is a previous Sun ‘n Fun winner and is flown regularly. The Pacer is based in North Vernon, Indiana."

Thank you Brianna, and congratulations to Rob!

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Our Plane of the Week was submitted by Brianna Halverson Stoinoff, who wanted to nominate her husband Rob Stoinoffs Piper. She shares: 1950 Piper Pacer from Osgood, Indiana.  He has owned it since 2007 and has lovingly cared for it.  It is a previous Sun ‘n Fun winner and is flown regularly.  The Pacer is based in North Vernon, Indiana.

Thank you Brianna, and congratulations to Rob!

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Good on you Bri!

Love the color scheme!

Pretty baby!

Very cool plane. Serious envy here.

Beautiful Aircraft.

A beautiful example!!! Congrats!!

I grew up in a Tri-Pacer. Tail up or tail down they're an awesome but often misunderstood airplane.

Many years ago my Father made my brother and I these Tri Pacer models out of solid wood! He made us a hangar for them too. Still have mine...👍🙂

Did actualy have "A go" on one ot these back in the late 70s,just so flyable

Nice!

Very nice 👏👏👏🤠

I was 18 years and flew a lot here in Brasil. It was wonderful.

LOVE TO FLY

Owned one for a while. It is short coupled and had the ability to make landings exciting

Congratulations!

I AM IN THE PROCESS OF FINISHING THE ANNUAL ON A1956 TRIPACER. WE HAULED IT HERE ON A TRAILER 2 YEARS AGO.

Beautiful plane. Always loved the Pacers and Tri Pacers

Well earned honor for the week.

I soloed in a 1953 Piper Pacer. Great plane to fly.

My dad love the Pacer. We had several in the family over the years of our FBO at Brown Field in San Diego. We had one hanging from the rafters in one of our hangers, stripped down to it's frame. That plane always intrigued me.

Dan Hawkins

I love it beautiful aircraft

My ‘50 Pacer isn’t quite as pretty...

Is it Piper PA 20?

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Persevere- Just like this sign!

Early in the week during AirVenture 2019, VAA Bookstore Chairman Jennifer Feaster asked me to make up a sign showing the hours the store was open that we could hang on the door. I went back to my office where I quickly created one on my computer, printed it, and laminated it to make it nice and sturdy. Once I got back to the store, I attached the sign to the door using scotch tape, which everyone knows isn’t all that strong for anything other than sticking two pieces of paper together.

Fast forward to today, January 8th, 2021. I needed to get a book from the bookstore, which for those of you who might not know, is located in Vintage Village on the EAA AirVenture grounds. Despite the fact that a year and a half has passed since I hung the sign, it’s still there proudly welcoming customers between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (only during the convention, of course). Through all the wind, rain, snow, frigid cold, burning heat, and humidity, it’s still hanging.

Now, I’ve needed to drive down to the book store plenty of times in the last year and a half to add donated material to our inventory, waiting for the next time book lovers are able to browse through it to find material about their favorite aviation subject. Each time, I’ve smiled and shook my head at the fact that the sign is still hanging. But today I was struck by several thoughts, the first one being that when I hung the sign at AirVenture 2019, none of us knew that we wouldn’t be able to gather for “the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” in 2020. The second thought was that the sign, although somewhat protected from the elements due to the roof on the bookstore’s porch, has seen environmental hardship much like we’ve all endured hardship in the past year. Even so, it has persevered and continues to hang on. Lastly, I thought of how symbolic it would be if the sign could still be there the next time the bookstore is able to be open.

The fact that the sign is still hanging might be trivial to some, but I wanted to share it as a sign (no pun intended) of hope. While we don’t know what the future holds in so many aspects, we have the ability to persevere and stay strong. I hope that the next time you’re feeling discouraged you’re able to think of the VAA Bookstore sign and find strength.

Amy Lemke
Vintage Aircraft Association Executive Assistant
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Persevere- Just like this sign!

Early in the week during AirVenture 2019, VAA Bookstore Chairman Jennifer Feaster asked me to make up a sign showing the hours the store was open that we could hang on the door. I went back to my office where I quickly created one on my computer, printed it, and laminated it to make it nice and sturdy. Once I got back to the store, I attached the sign to the door using scotch tape, which everyone knows isn’t all that strong for anything other than sticking two pieces of paper together. 

Fast forward to today, January 8th, 2021. I needed to get a book from the bookstore, which for those of you who might not know, is located in Vintage Village on the EAA AirVenture grounds. Despite the fact that a year and a half has passed since I hung the sign, it’s still there proudly welcoming customers between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (only during the convention, of course). Through all the wind, rain, snow, frigid cold, burning heat, and humidity, it’s still hanging. 

Now, I’ve needed to drive down to the book store plenty of times in the last year and a half to add donated material to our inventory, waiting for the next time book lovers are able to browse through it to find material about their favorite aviation subject. Each time, I’ve smiled and shook my head at the fact that the sign is still hanging. But today I was struck by several thoughts, the first one being that when I hung the sign at AirVenture 2019, none of us knew that we wouldn’t be able to gather for “the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” in 2020. The second thought was that the sign, although somewhat protected from the elements due to the roof on the bookstore’s porch, has seen environmental hardship much like we’ve all endured hardship in the past year. Even so, it has persevered and continues to hang on. Lastly, I thought of how symbolic it would be if the sign could still be there the next time the bookstore is able to be open. 

The fact that the sign is still hanging might be trivial to some, but I wanted to share it as a sign (no pun intended) of hope. While we don’t know what the future holds in so many aspects, we have the ability to persevere and stay strong. I hope that the next time you’re feeling discouraged you’re able to think of the VAA Bookstore sign and find strength. 

Amy Lemke
Vintage Aircraft Association Executive AssistantImage attachment

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I love your little bookstore and am collecting books to donate! I sure hope that Oshkosh 21 happens.

Great observations and analogy! Sure hoping 2021 finds us back at OSH!❤️

I love this story. It gives hope that we can survive anything.

One of my favorite stops. It’s so important to donate books etc. there are Tons of books by the greatest generation that were limited prints etc.

Who knew a tiny little bookstore in Vintage could be so inspiring! Well said Amy!

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This week's Vintage Airplane Ad is shared by Andy Heins, who sent in this "Inside Story of the Monocoupe". Thanks Andy! ... See MoreSee Less

This weeks Vintage Airplane Ad is shared by Andy Heins, who sent in this Inside Story of the Monocoupe. Thanks Andy!

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Nick Theodosion

Can I still get one for that price 🤓

Dan Hawkins

Impressive specifications. Wonder why it didn’t survive?

Yes, I am old!

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