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AV2013notam AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) now availableMay 6, 2013 – The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is now available for download. The NOTAM, which is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday, July 26, through noon on Monday, August 5, outlines procedures for all aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as the aircraft that land [&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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istockAuthor March 2014 Update: ATTENTION AUTHORS for OSHKOSH 2014Breaking News Update ATTENTION AUTHORS:   VAA will be hosting an Author’s Corner (book signings by the author) at the Vintage Red Barn during AirVenture OSHKOSH 2014. Signings will be held on Monday, July 28 through Saturday, August 2. There are two slots available each day on these dates. The morning slots will run from [&hellip… Read More
VintageWebinar Vintage Webinar – Vintage Aircraft: Your Gateway to Affordable FlyingWatch the recording of the recent EAA Vintage Webinar – Vintage Aircraft: Your Gateway to Affordable Flying with Max Platts and Steve Krog… Read More
J-5 at Vintage Building February 13, 2014 AirMail: Contemporary Revolution and More  Geoff Says… Thanks again for reading the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. I am sincerely hopeful that you are all surviving the absolutely brutal winter weather we have been experiencing here in the Midwest. The airport I am based at is fast running out of places to stack the snow, and are [&hellip… Read More
N195RA_03a Vintage OSHKOSH 2014: The Classic RevolutionTHE BOOM YEARS: September 1945 thru March 1947. Seventy years after the apex of the “Post War Boom” the Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) is extending an open invitation to all who own these wonderful air machines.  All Vintage aircraft are naturally invited to attend EAA OSHKOSH 2014 but special treatment is in order for anyone [&hellip… Read More
MaxPlattsPhoto VAA Administrator Attends EAA-FAA SummitLast week EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh hosted the 10th annual FAA/EAA Recreational Aviation Summit.  During the summit EAA staff along with VAA, Warbirds of America and the International Aerobatics Club officials sat down with over a dozen top FAA officials and discussed matters concerning general aviation along with aviation interests specific to each group.  The [&hellip… Read More
MaxPlattsPhoto FREE WEBINAR: Vintage Aircraft: Your Gateway to Affordable Flying  Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – 7:00 pm CST hosted by Steve Krog and Max Platts Click here to register TODAY.   Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) Board Member and CFI, Steve Krog, along with VAA Administrator, Max Platts, talk about the affordability of owning and operating vintage aircraft and their cost saving potential while learning [&hellip… Read More
Trimotor Ford Tri-Motor Landing Near YouEAA’s immaculate 1929 Ford Tri-Motor and its “sister” from the Kalamazoo Air Zoo are touring this fall. Offering an opportunity for passengers to experience flight aboard the world’s first mass-produced airliner. During EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor Tour, passengers will travel back to the early days of what was considered luxurious commercial air travel. The Ford Tri-Motor [&hellip… Read More
Jeannie HillSmall VAA Board Member Jeanne Hill Passes September 1, 2013Jeannie C. Hill (Lehman), Harvard, IL passed away on September 1, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Richard (Dick) Hill. Together with her late husband Dick, they restored three award-winning vintage aircraft. A well-known aviation writer and lecturer, she co-authored several books and historical articles [&hellip… Read More
Paul_01 EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91EAA Founder Paul H. Poberezny (Sept. 14, 1921 – Aug. 22, 2013) tribute site is now available:www.eaa.org/paul/ The following is from the EAA News page today: August 22, 2013 – EAA Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle with cancer. He was 91. [&hellip… Read More
DSC_0029 VAA Happenings for Thursday, August 1stVAA HappeningsThursday, August 1, 2013    At the close of the day Tuesday, there were over 740 vintage aircraft tied down at Wittman Field. There are a number of gorgeous restorations that should not be missed! As of noon today (Thursday) we have 518 Vintage Volunteers registered on the field.  Our volunteers represent 40 of the [&hellip… Read More

EAA and Related Aviation News

Stearmans lined up at Amana, Iowa RARE Aircraft Ltd. Acquires Air RepairRARE Aircraft Ltd is pleased to announce the acquisition of Air Repair Inc’s Boeing Stearman restoration, parts, support and STC’s. Having worked closely with Pete Jones for many years, owner of Air Repair Inc. in Cleveland Mississippi has made for a positive transition. Additionally, Air Repair, Inc.,  will continue to supply all engines for the [&hellip… Read More
b-17arial History of the B-17 on April 17, 2014. FREE AdmissionOn Thursday, April 17, 2014, the EAA Aviation Adventure Speaker Series presents Sean Elliott, EAA Vice President, who will share the history and design of this iconic WWII vintage warbird. This presentation is FREE to the general public and will be followed by a museum tour. Click on the image below for more information… Read More
Wausau Airport Wausau Airport Charity Flying ChallengeNEWS RELEASE                            March 11, 2014 For more information contact: John Chmiel Wausau Flying Service 715-845-3400   CHARITY FLYING CHALLENGE AT THE WAUSAU DOWNTOWN AIRPORT Landings For Lunches Airplane pilots will have an opportunity to compete in a landing contest during the entire month of May 2014 at the Wausau Downtown Airport.  Proceeds from the 2nd [&hellip… Read More
DC3 DC-3/Dakota Association® announces reopening of DC3/Dakota History websiteWe recently received the following press release: The DC-3/Dakota Association® is pleased to announce the reopening of DC3/Dakota History at www.dc3dakotahistory.org The DC-3 Dakota Association is the oldest (established in 1994 as the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society) and most trusted source for accurate information on the DC3, C47, Dakota, Super DC-3, Soviet Li-2,  Japanese L2 D3, [&hellip… Read More
sept_swing_head_600 EAA September Swing – 1940s-Style Hangar Dance  A Vintage Era Dance in an Airplane Hanger. What could be better for VAA members?  Join Us: September Swing – 1940s-Style Hangar Dance Event Details: Saturday, September 28, 2013 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EAA AirVenture Museum: Eagle Hangar – Oshkosh, WI Cost:  $40 per person |  $75 for two Relive the excitement of the [&hellip… Read More
Jack Pelton You Can’t Put a Label on EAAMay 2, 2013 - by Jack Pelton, EAA, Chairman of the Board, None of us want to be labeled. Yes, we all have our professional skills, our favorite activities, personal beliefs, and attitudes about everything from what we eat to where we live. But slap a label on us, and we are confined. A label [&hellip… Read More
amy WTS International Announces 2013 Scholarship WinnersApril 3, 2013—(Washington, DC) WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, has announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships for 2013. Each of the winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 16 during the 2013 WTS Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The scholarship winners [&hellip… Read More
Wausau, WI: Charity Flying Challenge Coming to Wausau Downtown AirportLandings For Lunches Airplane pilots will have an opportunity to compete in a landing contest during the entire month of May 2013 at the Wausau Downtown Airport.  Proceeds from “Landings For Lunches” will benefit The Neighbors’ Place Pilots will donate one dollar and a non-perishable food item (or an additional dollar) each time they compete.  [&hellip… Read More
nightShow AirVenture Adds Second Night Air ShowWednesday Night Air Show The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Night Air Show, one of the most popular additions to The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration lineup over the past quarter-century, will be even bigger in 2013 with the addition of a second night show scheduled for Wednesday, July 31. “The additional night show is being scheduled this [&hellip… Read More
Photo credit Liz Matzelle Historic Flight DC-3 Takes Inaugural Flight TodayMukilteo, WA March 2nd, 2013 – Today, Historic Flight Foundation, an aviation museum with its flying operations based at Paine Field in Everett, launched the inaugural flight of its newest addition.  The nostalgic DC-3 aircraft joins a flying collection of military and civilian aircraft from 1927-1957.  The Douglas DC-3 is perhaps the most recognizable propeller-driven [&hellip… Read More
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