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From EAA - The Spirit of AviationWe've got a trio of Travel Airs for #TaildraggerTuesday! Who's gone flying in an open-cockpit airplane this summer?! 📷 Connor Madison ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Plane(s) of the Week were submitted by David Brightwell: "My father’s 1938 Taylorcraft and my 1954 Pacer. I’m the third generation of my family to fly the Taylorcraft (first airplane ride on my first birthday) and my daughter got her first airplane ride in the Pacer when she was 8 weeks old!"
Congratulations to David and his father!
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Our Plane(s) of the Week were submitted by David Brightwell: My father’s 1938 Taylorcraft and my 1954 Pacer. I’m the third generation of my family to fly the Taylorcraft (first airplane ride on my first birthday) and my daughter got her first airplane ride in the Pacer when she was 8 weeks old! 
Congratulations to David and his father!

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What a great pair of planes! Our pair is a ‘46 BC12D and a ‘55 PA22/20. Son Ryan flew in the Taylorcraft at 20 days old, now all four grandkids fly regularly in both planes.

My first ride at five was in a tri-pacer with my dad, you never forget those things❤️

The “Flying Brightwells”! Congratulations David and Steven! Two great planes! I seem to remember your grandfather Bill taking me for a ride in the T’craft. I used to love Bill’s stories of instructing in the Bamboo Bomber during WWII.

Congratulations David Brightwell!

Love them

My first ride was in a Piper J4 Cub. I was 12.

Beautiful airplanes!

Awesome history

My husband has passed away i hav 1947 plane parts wings tail seats body if someone b needs a project. 5500 dollars

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In today's Short Film Friday feature, take a look at some vintage aircraft that didn't quite make it (you've got to give the inventors credit for their creativity though!).

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Congratulations to Al Hallett, our Vintage Volunteer of the Week!

Here's a little more about him and what he's done as a volunteer:

"I've been active in VAA since 2000 but my first time at Air Venture was 1985. I served in The Air Force as an Avionics Technician on the F4D Phantom 2 and was discharged in 1972. I have been married to my wife, Cindy who is originally from Oshkosh who originally signed me up for a membership in EAA. Boy, did she come to regret that! Not really! She supports me all the way. I originally worked flight ops doing almost every job out there including occasionally managing a flight line point! In 2009, we began working on the new hangar and I was recruited to work on the electrical portion of the project! That took me in a new direction leading to several work projects and in 2015, along with Wayne Wendorf, I became co-chairman of construction with Mike Blombach as Chairman, I am still working toward my check ride to be a licensed pilot! We have one son named Scott and have lived in West Chicago for 44 years! It’s a pleasure and an honor to be a member of EAA and VAA. I appreciate each friend I've gotten to know over the years. They are the best!"
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Congratulations to Al Hallett, our Vintage Volunteer of the Week! 

Heres a little more about him and what hes done as a volunteer: 

Ive been active in VAA since 2000 but my first time at Air Venture was 1985. I served in The Air Force as an Avionics Technician on the F4D Phantom 2 and was discharged in 1972. I have been married to my wife, Cindy who is originally from Oshkosh who originally signed me up for a membership in EAA. Boy, did she come to regret that! Not really! She supports me all the way. I originally worked flight ops doing almost every job out there including occasionally managing a flight line point! In 2009, we began working on the new hangar and I was recruited to work on the electrical portion of the project! That took me in a new direction leading to several work projects and in 2015, along with Wayne Wendorf, I became co-chairman of construction with Mike Blombach as Chairman, I am still working toward my check ride to be a licensed pilot! We have one son named Scott and have lived in West Chicago for 44 years! It’s a pleasure and an honor to be a member of EAA and VAA. I appreciate each friend Ive gotten to know over the years. They are the best!

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Congratulations my dear Friend! 👍🏼😊🇺🇸 I miss our chats & jokes!

Congratulations Al on all the phenomenal work you accomplish for the Vintage Aircraft Association! Including being the all time champion hugger!

Congratulations to you Al! Great recognition for all the wonderful things you do for VAA.

Congratulations Gen. Hallett! I'll deny saying this, but I miss working with you at KOSH.

Well deserved, Al. Sure missed seeing you this year.

Congratulations to the General - one of the toughest guys I know but a real pussycat deep down. He worked for the wrong shipping company but managed to overcome it. I am a BIG FAN of the General!

Congratulations Al!

Congratulations brother!!

Hi Al. I hope to see you next year. I know you deserve this honor. I have missed working with you.

Congratulations. Well deserved

Well deserved my friend!

Congrats General!! Miss you!!

Sweet man!!💕

Congratulations, Al.

Congratulations Al!

Congratulations General!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations Al! You are truly a great guy! I always enjoyed our early morning visits in the Vintage Volunteer Kitchen! See you in 2021!👏🏻

Congrats Al Hallett!

We miss seeing you Al. Congratulations. You deserve it.

Congratulations Al Hallett!!! Pull my finger!

Go Al!!!!! 😍👏👏😊

CONGRATULATIONS, AL!!!! 😀🎈💥🤸

Well deserved old friend!

Congrats!!

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