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aa-dc-3 Flash from the past: The Flagship Detroit DC-3 (1/8/2015)  Click the link below to read Sparky Barnes Sargent’s article on this amazing plane from the September, 2006 issue of Vintage Airplane. The Flagship Detroit DC-3: Grand Old Lady of American Airlines    … Read More
Photo courtesy of Amy Adams, North Carolina Aviation Museum. The Flitfire Cub: Piper’s Little Known Pre-WWII Contribution (4/8/2014)Piper Built Special Cubs to Aid Royal Air Force War Veterans By T.S. “Max” Platts, VAA Lifetime #722088  When speaking of the brave Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots who repelled the Nazi invasion of their homeland, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said that “Never was so much, owed by so many, to so few.”  The [&hellip… Read More
ScreaminSasquatch2 The Screamin’ Sasquatch (12/15/2013)The information about this beautiful one-of-a-kind was sent to us by Brent Renneke.  Scroll down for more info. John Klatt Airshows and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky teamed up to create a one of a kind plane, the Screamin Sasquatch., which is powered by two different engines. The plane style is a Jet Waco, first introduced [&hellip… Read More
aircraft_tiedown-1 Preparing for AirVenture – Aircraft Tiedowns (6/22/2013)“As you walk through the rows of aircraft on display at Oshkosh and other gatherings throughout the country, you will find quite a variety of tiedown methods.  Some are good, while others leave a lot to be desired…“ Thus begins the excellent 1993 Vintage Airplane article below on Tiedowns and Control Locks by Harold Armstrong.  [&hellip… Read More
SR5a March-April Featured Preview – Pay It Forward (2/22/2013)By Harry G. Ballance, Jr. My father, Harry G. Ballance, Senior, was the Southeastern Division manager of Twentieth Fox Film Corporation.  As such, he had branch offices in Charlotte, Jacksonville, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Dallas and Oklahoma City, in addition to Atlanta.  He had about five hundred people working directly for him.  One of his [&hellip… Read More
JimBusha Busha Takes Over as Vintage Editor (11/15/2012)Magazine to expand to 60 pages in 2013 November 15, 2012 – On September 1, Jim Busha took over as editor of the new Vintage Airplane magazine, official publication of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association. Busha, editor of EAA Warbirds of America magazine for the last five years, will continue in that role as well. [&hellip… Read More



Vintage Aircraft Association members receive a full color, multi-page magazine devoted to the aircraft and people of the vintage aircraft movement. Vintage Airplane features articles detailing the restoration and history of aircraft rebuilt by members, as well as historical pieces consisting of the recollections of those who were active during the heyday of these aircraft.

Also included on a regular basis are features presenting historical images from the EAA and VAA archives, as well as columns by members who volunteer their time and talents to the Association. The president of the Division, Geoff Robison addresses the membership each month in his column, Straight & Level.

Robert G Lock, “The Vintage Mechanic,” shares with us his restoration and repair techniques. He brings over 50 years of aircraft maintenance experience as an instructor and A&P mechanic, with a specialization on antique aircraft. Bob has restored a pair of New Standard D-25 biplanes, and well as two restorations on his Command-Aire 5C3.

Steve Krog, CFI, “The Vintage Instructor,” hosts a monthly column dedicated to explaining the intricacies of flying vintage airplanes. From flight planning for a “low and slow” cross-country to tips and techniques used to deftly land a tailwheel airplane, this monthly “how-to” column is written with a solid feel for what it takes to fly the great airplanes of yesteryear.

Regular contributors Sparky Barnes Sargent and Budd Davisson, as well as VA Editor, Jim Busha, and other authors share fascinating and thorough coverage of yesteryears’ beautiful aircraft that have been recently restored or preserved; sharing their expertise and love of vintage aircraft.

Vintage Members are encouraged to share their expertise, restoration know-how, and experiences with their aircraft. Features such as Aeromail and What Our Members Are Restoring are another way members have an opportunity to participate in their monthly magazine.

Type Club members periodically share their knowledge of their particular aircraft, adding to the repertoire of aviation experience and knowledge. A list of Vintage Aircraft Chapters is also included a few times each year.

If it’s happening in the world of vintage aircraft, you’ll read about it in Vintage Airplane.

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