Who We Are
Since it was established in 1971, the association has been working to keep aviation history alive.
The strength of this premiere aviation organization helps VAA further the causes of vintage aviation.
We invite you to browse these pages, learn more about who we are, and consider joining us as a member of VAA.
The purpose of the Vintage Aircraft Association is to:
- Encourage and aid the retention and restoration of historical Antique, Classic and Contemporary aircraft;
- Host meetings, displays and educational programs relating to aviation with emphasis on restoration, maintenance and care of historical Antique, Classic and Contemporary aircraft;
- Improve aviation safety and aviation education;
- Band together those persons interested in historical Antique, Classic and Contemporary aircraft for their mutual pleasure, recreation and education.
Our Member Volunteers
The core of VAA is its volunteers … from the person parking airplanes on the flightline to the directors and officers, all those who volunteer their time throughout the year are the engine that keeps the dream aloft. During the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and regional fly-ins, hundreds of people donate their time to ensure that all members enjoy themselves. In the process, they find a new and sometimes surprising benefit of volunteerism … meeting their fellow volunteers. For many it’s not just the airplanes that bring them back every year, but the many friends they’ve made as they worked side-by-side.