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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

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LINDY2 2015 Vintage AirVenture Lindy AwardsAntique (Thru Aug. 1945) Awards Antique Continuously Maintained Aircraft JOHN RICCIOTTI 117 DEER RIDGE DR, BARRINGTON, NH, 03825-7272 N14048 1934 WACO S3HD Replica Aircraft Champion Bronze Lindy FRANK PAVLIGA 1965 NEW MILFORD RD, ATWATER, OH N498K 1983 PIETENPOL World War II Military Trainer/Liason Aircraft Champion Bronze Lindy JAMES SAVAGE 119 GOLFVIEW DR, GIBSONIA, PA,15044-8001 N17634 1939 [&hellip… Read More
Dale Gustafson Dale Gustafson to be Inducted into VAA Hall of FameVolunteer for 40 years to be honored posthumously in November. June 11, 2015 – The late Dale “Gus” Gustafson, a 53-year EAA member who was involved in vintage aircraft activities for more than 42 years, has been selected by the Vintage Aircraft Association as the 2015 inductee to the VAA Hall of Fame. Gustafson will [&hellip… Read More
IMG_1257 VAA – NEW Construction for OSHKOSH 2015Your EAA Vintage Aircraft Association Board of Directors is excited and proud to announce three major construction and expansion projects which are all underway now and scheduled to be completed prior to AirVenture 2015. Tall Pines Phase III – A Permanent Floor for the Dining Area Tall Pines Cafe’ came about as a direct response by VAA to [&hellip… Read More
arial-interview-circle-610 May 2015 AirMail SPECIAL EDITIONBREAKING NEWS: MAJOR EXPANSION OF VINTAGE PLAZA FOR OSHKOSH 2015 Expanded plaza creates center of activity for legendary aircraft The Vintage Aircraft Association has commenced a major expansion of its Vintage Plaza and Red Barn headquarters complex for this year’s fly-in. Our expansion has been made possible through a generous gift from longtime VAA member [&hellip… Read More
Vintage-Ground-Breaking Vintage Begins Major Oshkosh Expansion  VINTAGE AIRCRAFT AREA IMPROVEMENTS TO ENHANCE VISITOR EXPERIENCE AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2015 Vintage Aircraft Association project creates center of activity for legendary aircraft EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (May 11, 2015) — EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 attendees will enjoy a better atmosphere and experience to see some of the rare, legendary aircraft [&hellip… Read More
2015-AV-logo EAA AirVenture 2015 NOTAM Now Available For DownloadSpecial air traffic procedures required reading for all aviators flying to Oshkosh April 21, 2015 – The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 63rd annual fly-in convention July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect 6 [&hellip… Read More
A few of our Vintage Volunteers finally relax at our annual Volunteer Pizza Party and Awards Ceremony.  Thank you for a job well done. NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK – Thank you, Vintage VolunteersIn 2014, more than 500 volunteers logged nearly 27,000 hours of volunteer service to the Vintage Aircraft Association.  As a part of National Volunteer Week, we salute and honor each and every one of these amazing people. Please watch and enjoy administrator Erin Bruggen’s video below honoring our Vintage Volunteers.  If you are a pilot [&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
01-15-2015-Ercoupe75thLogo-240 Celebrate 75 Years of the Ercoupe at AirVenture 2015January 15, 2015 – A popular and innovative post-World War II airplane design will be celebrated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 as we observe the 75th anniversary of the innovative ERCO Ercoupe. Along with the original Ercoupe 415 that first became available in 1940, other iterations of the airframe are also welcome to be at [&hellip… Read More
ErinVideo February 2015 AirMail: Happy Birthday EAA, Affordable FlyingGeoff Says… Happy February, and Welcome back to the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter.2015 has arrived with an explosion of activity in and around the Vintage Community. Erin Brueggen has been on the scene for a short two months now as our new Executive Administrator and has already accomplished a ton of detail [&hellip… Read More

EAA and Related Aviation News

"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
1909_Will_and_Orv December 12, 2014 – Wright Brothers Memorial BanquetWright Brothers Memorial Banquet Friday, December 12, 2014 6 to 9 p.m. EAA AirVenture Museum – Founders’ Wing Tickets: (includes reception, full-service dinner, and evening program) EAA members and their guests – $50 (you must sign in to your account on EAA.org to receive the EAA member price) Non-Members – $60     One of the [&hellip… Read More
EAA_SeptSwing_Poster_8-5x11 EAA September Swing – Saturday, September 27, 2014Relive the excitement and glamour of the 1940s at September Swing! Click here for more information or to order tickets today. This big band hangar dance features the sights and sounds of Ladies Must Swing, an all-female, 19-piece jazz band from Madison, Wisconsin. Learn to swing dance (or practice your skills) and then dance the [&hellip… Read More
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