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April 2017 AirMail

  News for Vintage Aircraft Association Members April 2017  AirMail Sign-Up  Past Issues  Website  Facebook  Twitter  Contact Us Straight and Level 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 [&hellip…

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OUTSTANDING FLIGHTS: Global Joy-Ride

Two Piper PA-12 Super Cruisers made super around-the-world OUTSTANDING FLIGHTS in 1947.  It all started in 1946 when two flight instructors at an airport near Washington, D. C. observed a newly certificated PA-12 taxi by and a comment made that with enough gas these aircraft were capable of flying around the world. Light aircraft–liaison aircraft–such [&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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Red Barn Headquarters Gets Total Makeover

Our Red Barn HQ at Oshkosh is about a century old.  It had been remodeled and expanded at least three times since we inherited it in 1973.  While we have kept it good looking, the basic structure of the original barn was badly in need of major repair.  Look carefully at the first photo.  Click [&hellip…

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 NOTAM Now Available For Pilots Flying to Oshkosh

March 30, 2017 – The Federal Aviation Administration has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 65th annual fly-in convention July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect from 6 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 21, until noon CDT on [&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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Dusenbury becomes Vintage Aircraft Association President

February 20, 2016 – Susan Dusenbury of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, a longtime vintage aircraft enthusiast and Vintage Aircraft Association member and chapter leader, was named VAA’s president on Saturday by the organization’s board of directors. Dusenbury succeeds Geoff Robison, who retired as president after serving for the past 12 years. “We look forward to [&hellip…

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Lack of Snow Changes EAA Skiplane Fly-In Plans This Saturday

February 15, 2017– The current lack of snow in Oshkosh and absence of it in the forecast has forced some changes for the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In scheduled for this Saturday, February 18, at EAA. Because of the unseasonable conditions, there will be no skiplane operations during the popular EAA winter event. However, the Pioneer [&hellip…

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February 2017 AirMail

  February 2017 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346 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 [&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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