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The Vintage Aircraft Association recently received a donations of books that included a copy of the official program for the 1928 International Aeronautical Exposition in Chicago. For the next few editions of our Vintage Airplane Ad of the Week, we'll highlight advertisements taken from inside the program.

Our first ad is for the Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation, featuring the Martin 74!
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The Vintage Aircraft Association recently received a donations of books that included a copy of the official program for the 1928 International Aeronautical Exposition in Chicago. For the next few editions of our Vintage Airplane Ad of the Week, well highlight advertisements taken from inside the program. 

Our first ad is for the Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation, featuring the Martin 74!

Congratulations to Mike & Sherry Finney of Albany, Indiana, owners of our Plane of the Week!

Mike shares, "This is my wife, Sherry's 1946 Piper J-3 Cub. We purchased it in 2015 just prior to my retirement, as a basket case (it had actually been force landed in to a field with trees in it) for me to have something to do. I finished it after 3 years of enjoyable part-time work. We have all logs from the day it was new and it is restored pretty close to the day it was new except for the shiny Air-Tech Cub yellow paint. We have flown it approximately 100 hours and it is a dream to fly!"
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Congratulations to Mike & Sherry Finney of Albany, Indiana, owners of our Plane of the Week! 

Mike shares, This is my wife, Sherrys 1946 Piper J-3 Cub. We purchased it in 2015 just prior to my retirement, as a basket case (it had actually been force landed in to a field with trees in it) for me to have something to do. I finished it after 3 years of enjoyable part-time work. We have all logs from the day it was new and it is restored pretty close to the day it was new except for the shiny Air-Tech Cub yellow paint. We have flown it approximately 100 hours and it is a dream to fly!

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That is a real aeroplane....

Great airplane.....great history.

Beautiful picture

I love to fly the old tail drawers i had the privilege of being instructed in how to do spins in a J3 Cub its a blast

Beautiful plane

Hey, I know them! Congratulations!

first plain i ever flew.pilot let me fly for a few minutes, they landeed it on hilside strip.

Beautiful Aircraft, looks like that AC Would be fun to fly,

Mike Finney.

Beautiful little plane !

One fine restoration & couple!

Beautiful

My Husband and Father-in-law Flew one. It’s my Favorite small plane . 💖

Love the CUB I had a 1939 J-3 for a number of years best plane I have flown

How many years was the J-3 Cub produced and what did it cost new? I think that my bro soloed in 46 in a Cub.

Very nice.

great job!

My first flying lesson. Taking off from a grass field with a tail-dragger is an interesting operation.

I had one with Maul steerable tail wheel, low and slow wish I still had it Last I knew it was still licensed

Congrats Mike & Sherry.

Congrats

Mike & Sherry always do incredible work!!💕💕

Dan Hawkins

FANTASTIC AIRCRAFT

Beautiful J-3!

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Our Vintage Ad of the Week expresses how easy it is to "get away from the humdrum and heat of your ordinary routine" in a 1940 Taylorcraft! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Vintage Ad of the Week expresses how easy it is to get away from the humdrum and heat of your ordinary routine in a 1940 Taylorcraft!

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I owned a 1939 that started as a BF-65 but had been converted to a BC-65 by the time I owned it. The F and C meant Franklin and Continental Engines.

Interesting advertising

With those prices I could afford the deluxe model 🤑

My dad had a Taylorcraft a long time ago. Sweet little bird.

I owned a third of a 1947 BC 12 D N 5218 M got a lot of time in it.

I have logged time in a Taylorcraft....65HP you wind it.....Fun airplane.....

I flew a BC-12D quite a bit between 2010 and 2013. My Dad had owned one in the 1950s. All I remember of it was seeing tailwheel they had changed out from a half castor, to a full castor type.

While not full scale, I am assembling a Monocoupe and soon to follow a 1/4 scale Stinson 108.

My dad had one ✈️✈️✈️

We had one

Dan Hawkins

Holy cow Mary. Had no idea you were a pilot. Awesome.

If you’ve ever climbed into a Taylorcraft, you know that they didn’t do it in heels and a dress.

I ANNUAL ONE

My dad had a 1946 BC12D

Mine too

Lol no way all that could fit.

1 man and 3 women...what kind of fun are they talking about?

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Our Plane of the Week was submitted by Brianna Halverson Stoinoff, who wanted to nominate her husband Rob Stoinoff's Piper. She shares: "1950 Piper Pacer from Osgood, Indiana. He has owned it since 2007 and has lovingly cared for it. It is a previous Sun ‘n Fun winner and is flown regularly. The Pacer is based in North Vernon, Indiana."

Thank you Brianna, and congratulations to Rob!

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Our Plane of the Week was submitted by Brianna Halverson Stoinoff, who wanted to nominate her husband Rob Stoinoffs Piper. She shares: 1950 Piper Pacer from Osgood, Indiana.  He has owned it since 2007 and has lovingly cared for it.  It is a previous Sun ‘n Fun winner and is flown regularly.  The Pacer is based in North Vernon, Indiana.

Thank you Brianna, and congratulations to Rob!

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Good on you Bri!

Love the color scheme!

Pretty baby!

Very cool plane. Serious envy here.

Beautiful Aircraft.

A beautiful example!!! Congrats!!

I grew up in a Tri-Pacer. Tail up or tail down they're an awesome but often misunderstood airplane.

Many years ago my Father made my brother and I these Tri Pacer models out of solid wood! He made us a hangar for them too. Still have mine...👍🙂

Did actualy have "A go" on one ot these back in the late 70s,just so flyable

Nice!

Very nice 👏👏👏🤠

I was 18 years and flew a lot here in Brasil. It was wonderful.

LOVE TO FLY

Owned one for a while. It is short coupled and had the ability to make landings exciting

Congratulations!

I AM IN THE PROCESS OF FINISHING THE ANNUAL ON A1956 TRIPACER. WE HAULED IT HERE ON A TRAILER 2 YEARS AGO.

Beautiful plane. Always loved the Pacers and Tri Pacers

Well earned honor for the week.

I soloed in a 1953 Piper Pacer. Great plane to fly.

My dad love the Pacer. We had several in the family over the years of our FBO at Brown Field in San Diego. We had one hanging from the rafters in one of our hangers, stripped down to it's frame. That plane always intrigued me.

Dan Hawkins

I love it beautiful aircraft

My ‘50 Pacer isn’t quite as pretty...

Is it Piper PA 20?

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Persevere- Just like this sign!

Early in the week during AirVenture 2019, VAA Bookstore Chairman Jennifer Feaster asked me to make up a sign showing the hours the store was open that we could hang on the door. I went back to my office where I quickly created one on my computer, printed it, and laminated it to make it nice and sturdy. Once I got back to the store, I attached the sign to the door using scotch tape, which everyone knows isn’t all that strong for anything other than sticking two pieces of paper together.

Fast forward to today, January 8th, 2021. I needed to get a book from the bookstore, which for those of you who might not know, is located in Vintage Village on the EAA AirVenture grounds. Despite the fact that a year and a half has passed since I hung the sign, it’s still there proudly welcoming customers between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (only during the convention, of course). Through all the wind, rain, snow, frigid cold, burning heat, and humidity, it’s still hanging.

Now, I’ve needed to drive down to the book store plenty of times in the last year and a half to add donated material to our inventory, waiting for the next time book lovers are able to browse through it to find material about their favorite aviation subject. Each time, I’ve smiled and shook my head at the fact that the sign is still hanging. But today I was struck by several thoughts, the first one being that when I hung the sign at AirVenture 2019, none of us knew that we wouldn’t be able to gather for “the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” in 2020. The second thought was that the sign, although somewhat protected from the elements due to the roof on the bookstore’s porch, has seen environmental hardship much like we’ve all endured hardship in the past year. Even so, it has persevered and continues to hang on. Lastly, I thought of how symbolic it would be if the sign could still be there the next time the bookstore is able to be open.

The fact that the sign is still hanging might be trivial to some, but I wanted to share it as a sign (no pun intended) of hope. While we don’t know what the future holds in so many aspects, we have the ability to persevere and stay strong. I hope that the next time you’re feeling discouraged you’re able to think of the VAA Bookstore sign and find strength.

Amy Lemke
Vintage Aircraft Association Executive Assistant
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Persevere- Just like this sign!

Early in the week during AirVenture 2019, VAA Bookstore Chairman Jennifer Feaster asked me to make up a sign showing the hours the store was open that we could hang on the door. I went back to my office where I quickly created one on my computer, printed it, and laminated it to make it nice and sturdy. Once I got back to the store, I attached the sign to the door using scotch tape, which everyone knows isn’t all that strong for anything other than sticking two pieces of paper together. 

Fast forward to today, January 8th, 2021. I needed to get a book from the bookstore, which for those of you who might not know, is located in Vintage Village on the EAA AirVenture grounds. Despite the fact that a year and a half has passed since I hung the sign, it’s still there proudly welcoming customers between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (only during the convention, of course). Through all the wind, rain, snow, frigid cold, burning heat, and humidity, it’s still hanging. 

Now, I’ve needed to drive down to the book store plenty of times in the last year and a half to add donated material to our inventory, waiting for the next time book lovers are able to browse through it to find material about their favorite aviation subject. Each time, I’ve smiled and shook my head at the fact that the sign is still hanging. But today I was struck by several thoughts, the first one being that when I hung the sign at AirVenture 2019, none of us knew that we wouldn’t be able to gather for “the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” in 2020. The second thought was that the sign, although somewhat protected from the elements due to the roof on the bookstore’s porch, has seen environmental hardship much like we’ve all endured hardship in the past year. Even so, it has persevered and continues to hang on. Lastly, I thought of how symbolic it would be if the sign could still be there the next time the bookstore is able to be open. 

The fact that the sign is still hanging might be trivial to some, but I wanted to share it as a sign (no pun intended) of hope. While we don’t know what the future holds in so many aspects, we have the ability to persevere and stay strong. I hope that the next time you’re feeling discouraged you’re able to think of the VAA Bookstore sign and find strength. 

Amy Lemke
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I love your little bookstore and am collecting books to donate! I sure hope that Oshkosh 21 happens.

Great observations and analogy! Sure hoping 2021 finds us back at OSH!❤️

I love this story. It gives hope that we can survive anything.

One of my favorite stops. It’s so important to donate books etc. there are Tons of books by the greatest generation that were limited prints etc.

Who knew a tiny little bookstore in Vintage could be so inspiring! Well said Amy!

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