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July 23, 2013 Vintage Airmail – See You in Oshkosh!

 

Vintage AirMail Newsletter - The adventure lives on...
Geoff Says…

Geoff Robison

Welcome to the Pre-Convention special edition of the AirMail Newsletter. Please be sure to also check us out at the Vintage Aircraft Website at:  www.vintageaircraft.org. Our Website continues on a path of excellent improvement. It is an awesome resource for those among us who have a true passion for information and stories about old flying machines.

For those of you who have already joined the Members Only section of our website, the entire archive of past issues of Vintage Airplane magazine is now searchable.  This recently added improvement is in response to requests from many of our members.

We are now literally a few days away from the launch date of the World’s Greatest Aviation Event. The Convention grounds are coming alive with tents, displays and early arrival aircraft. Many excellent improvements to the grounds have been accomplished in the past 12 months, and I believe that all of our Members / Visitors will again be amazed with this year’s event.

More and more Volunteers are arriving every day on the grounds and pitching in to help us put the finishing touches on the VAA Convention Site. A lot of communications have been shared with these Volunteers as well as our prospective attendees. There seems to be a high level of interest going on about attending this year’s event so I am speculating that we will have a great Convention this year.

The Round Engine Rodeo is coming together quite nicely. The enthusiasm for this event has also been strong, and I will also speculate that this event will prove to be very successful as well.

We will all witness a fair number of very rare aircraft that have never before been seen in the VAA ranks at AirVenture. If you count yourself as one those Members who have a true passion for these very special Vintage Aircraft, then AirVenture 2013 is certainly the place for you.

Remember, we are better together. Join us and have it all.

The adventure lives on!

Geoff Robison
President, EAA Vintage Aircraft Association
EAA Life Member 268346
VAA 12606

Come share the passion!
See you at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
July 29 – August 4, 2013

 

In This Issue:

AirVenture 2013 QR Codes – Bring your tablets and smart phones

QR CodeThis year we have created QR Codes for AirVenture which lead directly to Vintage web pages we will be updating on a dialy basis.  If you don’t already have a QR app on your phone or tablet you can easily download one – in most cases for free.

Our QR codes will be posted at various locations throughout the Vintage area.  Just scan the proper code for maps, field updates, special events, etc. and you will be taken to the most current information.

Worried about charging your tablet or phone? Don’t be.  We have a charging service.

Power CordsThe Vintage Electronics Charging Station will again be located in the small building directly west of the Red Barn. 

For a small donation our Vintage Volunteers will check-in your equipment and charge it for you while you enjoy the convention.

This is a perfect way for you to stay connected while enjoying AirVenture to the fullest.

Check out the AirVenture 2013 pages on our website.

AirVenture website pagesWe have added special AirVenture 2013 pages to our website and will be updating these pages throughout convention.  Please feel free to review these pages prior to your departure to Oshkosh to improve your convention experience.

Also remember that once you join our Members Only section you can blog live, post photos, and share your AirVenture experience with other Vintage members.

It’s NOT too late to become a member of the
VAA FRIENDS OF THE RED BARN

Red Barn

Our Red Barn Headquarters Complex is a tribute to the dedication and support of VAA members from around the world. This is “A Place Called Oshkosh”! Nothing is ever planned or rehearsed; it is simply what happens at the Red Barn. It is the mystical Camelot for old airplanes. It is also the place to be during AirVenture… (read more and donate today)

REMINDER – New Dates for Aeromart at AirVenture 2013

AeroMart will once again be available to take your parts, and other aviation related items and offer them for sale to the public during EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2013.

NEW this year, Aeromart will be open for selling, purchasing, starting on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Aeromart will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and Saturday 9:00 a..m. -12:00 noon.

Also new this year, Aeromart vendors can start checking in their items on Saturday, July 27, 2013 beginning at noon. The deadline for bringing in items to sell is 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013. Any merchandise not sold must be picked up by 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013. This is a hard deadline, any items left after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday will then be the property of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association… (read more)

VOLUNTEER with Vintage at AirVenture 2013

We can always use and welcome volunteers who can give us from an hour to days of service.  Become a volunteer helping other volunteers and discover the true spirit of VAA.

Stop by and register with Gerry and the membership team just outside the Red Barn. (read more)

Vintage AirVenture Area Map

Use the map below to familiarize yourself with Vintage Oshkosh, especially if you are a first-time visitor.  Click here or on the image below for a larger printable image.

The Adventure Lives On…

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