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February 2018 AirMail

  News for Vintage Aircraft Association Members February 2018  EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter Straight and Level By Susan Dusenbury, VAA President, VAA 5721, EAA 55229 On February 8th 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 [&hellip…

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Outstanding Flights: My Glider Trip Across the Continent and We Glider Hopped the Atlantic

Intro and research by Wes Schmid, VAA Director Emeritus, VAA 6688, EAA 3113 Frank Hawks set hundreds of speed records in the 1920s and 30s flying some of that periods fastest, high performance aircraft. One record, however, was not a speed record. It started March 30, 1930 in a glider, towed by an airplane across [&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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Bill Pancake Named General Aviation 2018 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Bill Pancake, long-time Vintage member, well known presenter during AirVenture, and Vintage Hall of Fame member, has been named the General Aviation 2018 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year. Read the details of this award in the letter we received from Bill’s wife Saundra below. Bill and I [&hellip…

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Member Satisfaction Survey Coming Soon

Since last fall your board has been developing a wide-ranging online member satisfaction survey covering all aspects of the Vintage Aircraft Association. At the February meeting your board reviewed the survey. It will be distributed later this month to all Vintage members who have an email address on file. The survey has been designed in [&hellip…

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Want to Start a Youth Program? Here is How One EAA Chapter Did It

by Jana Brown, Education Coordinator, EAA Chapter 1083 I am responding to an article in the July/August issue of Vintage Airplane regarding Youth Aviation Programs. I am a member of EAA Chapter 1083 in Salisbury, NC. We began a summer day camp, ASCEND- Aviation Summer Camp: Exploring New Dimensions in 2011. In 2017 we completed our [&hellip…

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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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December 2017 AirMail

  December 2017 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter Straight and Level 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 [&hellip…

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Vintage Directors bring Christmas Enchantment to Oshkosh Families

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 two of our VAA directors did what they usually do at this time of year and it all centered around happy sparkly eyed children and Santa Claus.  VAA Director Bob Lumley donned his Santa Claus duds and took to the sky in his sleigh which was expertly maneuvered to the [&hellip…

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Outstanding Flights:  THE ITALIAN ARMADA

When planning to cross the Atlantic Ocean in the 20s and 30s pilots settled on just one aircraft for the attempt. So when Italy’s Minister of Air, General Italo Balbo, in 1933 announced his plan to lead a squadron of 25 seaplanes across the Atlantic it was looked upon as fool-hardy, dangerous and an impossible [&hellip…

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