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US_Capitol_Building2 Pilots’ Bill of Rights with Medical Reform introduced in House, Senate. Needs Our Support.From EAA: February 26, 2015 – Bipartisan “Pilot’s Bill of Rights II” legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would put EAA-supported aeromedical reform into effect along with a number of other protections for pilots and other airmen. You can read details and TAKE ACTION at both the [&hellip… Read More
Vintage-EAA-logos AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) now availableThe Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 is available for download here. The NOTAM, which is in effect from 6 a.m. CDT Friday, July 25, through noon CDT on Monday, August 4, 2014, outlines procedures for all aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as the aircraft that land and depart at [&hellip… Read More
EAA Attends Important Step in Part 23 ReformNovember 1, 2012 – EAA participated in the first meeting of the ASTM International F44 Technical Committee last week in Atlanta – a group charged with providing industry consensus standards for the certification of standard-category general aviation aircraft as an alternative to the current FAA-prescribed certification process. This effort takes the lessons learned from the [&hellip… Read More

Vintage News

2016-flickr-2 August 2016 AirMailAugust 2016 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346Welcome back and thanks for reading the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Vintage Air Mail e-Newsletter.HOLY COW! Oshkosh AirVenture 2016 was nothing short of amazing. I was particularly pleased to see so many Antiques parked in [&hellip… Read More
Buck Hilbert
Nov. 16, 1924 - Aug. 3, 2016
EAA Lifetime #21
VAA Lifetime #5 Gone West: E. E. “Buck” Hilbert  Long-time Vintage members were crushed to hear of the passing of Elroy “Buck” Hilbert of Union, Illinois, on Wednesday, August 3. He was 91 years of age. When EAA Founder Paul Poberezny began to form the EAA Antique/Classic Division, now the Vintage Aircraft Association, in 1971, he invited Buck, EAA Lifetime 21, Vintage Lifetime 5, Warbirds [&hellip… Read More
Vintage Aircraft Association Area 2016 Vintage Awards Ceremony. Congratulations!JUST RELEASED Click on a title or image to view that category’s awards. Antique Classic Contemporary… Read More
kermit-mars Kermit Weeks Flying Martin Mars and at Monday’s Vintage in ReviewFrom AVweb: Kermit Weeks always makes a splash at AirVenture but this may be his biggest ever. The serial aircraft collector and owner of Fantasy of Flight Museum in Florida will be part of the crew flying the massive Martin Mars flying boat from Vancouver Island in British Columbia to the seaplane base on Lake [&hellip… Read More
Tall Pines Cafe’ is open for breakfast from Friday, July 22 through Saturday, July 30. Also open for supper Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. Tall pines is operated totally by Vintage Volunteers as a service to our showplane pilots, families, and guests. June 2016 Airmail  View Newsletter Online    June 2016 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346 Welcome back and thanks for reading the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Vintage Air Mail e-Newsletter. Here we go again! The excitement is once again building in Oshkosh. The EAA [&hellip… Read More
TREVOR2 YOUTH IN ACTION: Trevor Niemyjskiby Ron Alexander, VAA 27150 Previous articles in AirMail have focused on “Airports in Action”. I am now redirecting focus from the airports to the people who are making things happen at each airport. In earlier issues I have presented several EAA and VAA Chapters around the country whose membership places a priority on developing [&hellip… Read More
board-mtg-200 April 2016 AirMail   April 2016 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346Welcome back to our new updated format for EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. Our newsletter team has worked hard for several months to update and modernize our AirMail format to make it [&hellip… Read More
jack-pelton-2 VAA Georgia Town Hall with Jack Pelton a Huge Success  Williamson, GA, March 3, 2016 This past weekend, EAA President Jack Pelton traveled to Peach State Airport to host an EAA Vintage Aircraft Association Town Hall Meeting. Peach State Airport (GA2), is located just south of Atlanta, Georgia and is the home of Candler Field Museum. The airport has been an antique airplane haven [&hellip… Read More
The American Airways Hangar - This building was completed in September, 2008 and is now open to the public. It is the first museum building to be built. Inside, the museum's collection of airplanes, cars, clothing and other items relevant to the era are displayed. VAA to hold special Board of Directors meeting – February 27, 2016 9:00 AMNOTICE The EAA Vintage Aircraft Association will hold a special meeting of the Board of Directors on February 27, 2016, at the Candler Field Museum located at the Peach State Airport (GA2), 349 Johnathan’s Roost Road, Williamson, GA 30292. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. All Vintage members are invited to attend the board [&hellip… Read More
Jack-Pelton-EAA (1) Vintage Town Hall in Georgia with Jack Peltonby Ron Alexander, VAA 27150 SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 27, 2016 – 1:00 pm. Those of us who are on the Vintage Aircraft Association Board of Directors meet in Oshkosh three times each year.  We meet in late spring, during AirVenture, and during late fall. One of our directors, Susan Dusenbury, suggested that we do [&hellip… Read More

EAA and Related Aviation News

gleb-2 YOUTH IN ACTION: Gleb Liashedkoby Ron Alexander, VAA 27150 For the past couple of years I have been writing an article in AirMail about “Airport’s in Action.”  In each issue we have presented several EAA and VAA Chapters around the country whose membership places a priority on developing young people.  I have been very pleased to find that a [&hellip… Read More
Lee Bowden - 1938-2015 Lee Bowden 2015 Memorial Tourby Jim Zangger, Vintage #23221 Watch the video slideshow of the Memorial Tour here. Our small group of mid-western Taylorcraft pilots were saddened to learn that, our good friend, Lee Bowden suffered a life ending heart attack last winter. Lee, a very enthusiastic supporter of aviation, loved flying his Taylorcraft across the United States. Sadly, his [&hellip… Read More
"Into the Jaws of Death 23-0455M edit" by Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHoM) Robert F. Sargent - This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 195515. June 6, 1944by Charlie Harris, Vintage Life Member #2158, Director Emeritus. June 6, 1944 … Seventy one years ago tomorrow, very early in the morning, the greatest seaborne military force ever assembled began our Great Crusade to free Europe from the horribly oppressive clutches of the all-powerful and murderous German dictator Adolf Hitler. The channel and flying [&hellip… Read More
US_Capitol_Building2 Pilots’ Bill of Rights with Medical Reform introduced in House, Senate. Needs Our Support.From EAA: February 26, 2015 – Bipartisan “Pilot’s Bill of Rights II” legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would put EAA-supported aeromedical reform into effect along with a number of other protections for pilots and other airmen. You can read details and TAKE ACTION at both the [&hellip… Read More
brent-taylor AAA Names New President  In July of 1953 the oldest antique airplane was fifty and not flying much. Jets were beginning to squeeze props from the sky, and airplanes from the 1920s and 30s were disappearing, some barely old enough to vote. Progress has a way of trampling the pioneers until they’re gone, which is when new generations [&hellip… Read More
wright-b EAA Invited to Support Wright B Flyer ProjectLast Friday during EAA’s Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet in the Founders’ Wing, Wright “B” Flyer Inc. president (and EAA member) Jay Jabour previewed Monday’s official announcement from Dayton, Ohio – his organization is building a new replica of the Wright brothers’ Model B Flyer, which in 1910 became their first production airplane.  EAA members and [&hellip… Read More
SweepstakesCub-960 You Can Win the Perfect Cub | EAAReposted from eaa.org: The grand prize in the 2015 EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes has a familiar appearance, but a closer look shows how special this Piper J-3 Cub is.  Photo credit: Jason Toney December 18, 2014 – After a long and exhaustive search for “just the right plane,” EAA is pleased to announce the 2015 EAA [&hellip… Read More
faa-order FAA announces update to 8110.120 – Processing Surrendered, Abandoned, and Historical Aircraft Type CertificatesThe following update from the FAA Orders & Notices update notification service may be of interest to our VAA members. The following order/notice has recently been added/updated on December 15, 2014.  The link below will take you to the page on the FAA website where a pdf file of the entire order can be downloaded. [&hellip… Read More
pearl-harbor-attack-december-7-1941-newspaper-account-lest_we_forget_003 Sunday is December 7th: Remember Pearl Harbor  The thoughts below about December 7th and Pearl Harbor came to us from Charlie Harris, VAA #2158, Director Emeritus.   This Sunday morning, December 7, 2014 at 7:55 a.m. is the 73rd anniversary of the unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We were caught by [&hellip… Read More
2013_Christmas in the Air009 Christmas in the Air December 6thSaturday, December 6  |  11 a.m.-4 p.m.  |  EAA AirVenture Museum Get into the holiday spirit at EAA’s annual Christmas in the Air, a free community event for all ages! Join us for a day full of holiday cheer as you travel throughout EAA AirVenture Museum’s winter wonderland. Listen to beloved holiday stories during our [&hellip… Read More
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