Please take a moment and like, follow, and share our pages on digital Social Media. Please comment and post. Share your favorite Vintage photos and stories.

This is the most effective and least expensive way we have to share our mission and love of Vintage Aviation with the general public.

 

facebook

Facebook

twitter

Twitter

instagram

Instagram

 

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Our Vintage Airplane Ad of the week comes from 1929 and highlights the Travel Air! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Vintage Airplane Ad of the week comes from 1929 and highlights the Travel Air!

Comment on Facebook

Flew in a Travel Air in 2001 was a great flight.

Gary Haynes

Congratulations to Kerry LaFleur, owner of our Plane of the Week!

He tells us, "I came into ownership of this 1957 180A sort of by accident. It was previously owned by an elderly friend who simply wasn’t flying it much. I had always teased him to leave it to me in his will, but the day finally came when he acquiesced and we made a deal. The airplane was refurbished in the late ‘90s with the addition of a Texas Skyways O-520 conversion, 88” McCauley prop, 185 pponk gear, Snider speed kit, Hoerner wingtips; and extended baggage. It was pained in 1996 in red and grey PPG acrylic enamel. The panel was updated around the same time with Garmin avionics and a Century HSI. I’ve since replaced the audio panel with a newer Garmin unit as well as the transponder, refurbished the 430 and added ADSB. Being an older, lighter airframe, the airplane performs quite well. It can catch older Bonanzas and haul quite a bit with little concern for CG. It flew about 250 hours in the first 20 years since the 520 conversion and I’ve put another 250 hours on top of that in the last 16 months, including a trip to the Idaho back country, where we are planning to return soon. The airplane gets a lot of attention wherever I take it and people can’t believe the restoration is well over 20 years old on a 64 year old airframe. I plan on keeping the aircraft until someone starts bugging me to leave it to them In MY will. These airplanes are becoming highly sought after and will only continue to appreciate in value. This is as close to an airborne pickup truck as you can get for the money, and the short field performance even with the stock wing is nothing short of spectacular. I hope I get to enjoy this airplane for many years to come. Photo credits, first three Dylan Phelps, next 4 Jack Fleetwood, last one Ron Elmore".
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Beautiful airplane!

Beautiful taildragger. I would love to fly it.

Orilia Alvarado

Damn! That's a beautiful plane

Umm this airplane is beautiful. I think you should leave it to me in your will……..

She sure is a beauty

View more comments

A little bit of fall color from Vintage Village! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for sharing these photos. It is always neat to see what the airventure grounds look like other times of the year and when EAA Airventure is not going on.

Our Vintage Airplane Ad of the Week highlights the 1963 Mooney Master- "the most modern fixed gear plane on the market today"! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Vintage Airplane Ad of the Week highlights the 1963 Mooney Master- the most modern fixed gear plane on the market today!

Comment on Facebook

Looks like the rubber donut shock trailing link gear that Beech put on the new Musketeer the same year.

Once a pilot became proficient, they could be converted to a retractable, and most were. However, there are still a few out there with the fixed gear.

How many did they sell?

Michael Stoeffler; looks familiar?

Our Plane of the Week comes to us from Justin Spence who tells us, "1943 PT-19 served in Jackson, TN. 1400 original hours and still the original engine- never been removed."

Congratulations!
... See MoreSee Less

Our Plane of the Week comes to us from Justin Spence who tells us, 1943 PT-19 served in Jackson, TN. 1400 original hours and still the original engine- never been removed.

Congratulations!

Comment on Facebook

Congrats, Justin and Anthony!

Well done Justin, you’re a chip off the old block👏👏👏

I have to ask you something where is that PT 19 Airplane Located they are fun to fly in it my Dad use to have one in Pittsburgh Pa

Nice Justin Spence!!

I believe I saw it severa years back in Lakeland Florida at the big Sun and Fun annual Spring fly in, a sharp looking airplane indeed!! 👍

Goals

View more comments

Load more