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June Work Weekend a HUGE Success

  This past weekend (beginning on Wednesday) was a huge success which included over 40 Vintage Volunteers under the guidance of Maintenance Chairman Mike Blombach and Co-Chairs Wayne Wendorf and Al Hallett. There were many other EAA volunteers on the field and several of their crews installed our new brick walks and ramps. The weather [&hellip…

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Invitation to Join Friends of the Red Barn

Friends, One week out of each year a city of about 550,000 people is created. We know this city/event as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. During that one week EAA and its Divisions host a total of over 550,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts along with their families and friends. With the support of our very capable officers, [&hellip…

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June 2017 AirMail

News for Vintage Aircraft Association Members JUNE 2017  EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter Straight and Level 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 [&hellip…

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Friends of the Red Barn

Contribute to Friends of the Red Barn Online Today or download our printable form for mail contributions. NEW for 2017:  Vintage Red Barn Gets Total Makeover. See details here. The Friends of the Red Barn Program is our only annual fund-raiser to support the VAA members, volunteers, and Vintage hospitality at Oshkosh. The VAA Red Barn [&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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OUTSTANDING FLIGHTS: Columbia Gem of the Ocean!

And what a Gem this Bellanca WB-2 aircraft was… 1926—WB-2 designed and built by Giuseppe Mario Bellanca 1926—Lt. C.C. Champion flying the WB-2 won all efficiency, speed and altitude records at National Air Races for U. S. Army 1927—first non-refueling endurance record of 54 hours 30 minutes Bert Acosta and Clarence Chamberlin 1927—New York across [&hellip…

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REPLACING YOUR OLD FLAT SCREEN TV?

CONSIDER DONATING IT TO VINTAGE Many people are replacing HD flat screen TVs with newer 4K models. Vintage is moving into the digital age for AirVenture and can make good use of your old HD flat screen TV. Rather than printing thousands of Daily Events Schedules and other information, we hope to have digital monitors [&hellip…

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Work Weekenders! Final 2017 Work Weekend June 23-25

by “Antique Flash” Patty-Trish Dorlac, Flightline Co-Chair Led by our maintenance chairman, Michael Blombach, co-chairmen, Wayne Wendorf and Al Hallett, and chairman emeriti, Bob Brauer and Bob Lumley, an incredible hard-working group of volunteers accomplish what seems miraculous for “build it in a weekend” projects! Every year a dedicated group of up to 40 Vintage Volunteers [&hellip…

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A PILOT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Chris Thomsen

The 195 Experience By Connor Madison, VAA 724383 Meet Chris Thomsen, EAA #405924 #VAA 722833, and his 1947 Cessna 195, N4331N. In my mind, Chris and I connecting is a pure experience that is what Vintage does for all of us. I sat down with Chris to interview him having only known him from the handful [&hellip…

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2017 Work Weekends – Join Us June 23-24

  Two Vintage Work Weekends have been completed. Check out the photo gallery.  Although we have a contractor doing work on the Red Barn, Vintage Volunteers have been completing the electrical work.  The hospitality side of our barn is getting a much needed update with plenty of new things and some surprises.  The Red Barn [&hellip…

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