Text size A A A
Follow us on facebook twitter linkedin instagram google+ vimeo tumblr

News

Action Alerts

DC-3 Weekend at Marion, IN Fly-In/Cruise-Inby Ron Alexander What a weekend in anyone’s book! I was privileged to fly my DC-3 to Marion, Indiana to participate in the annual Fly-In/Cruise-In event spearheaded by VAA member Ray Johnson.   If you have not attended this fly-in you should put it on your list.  It is a gathering of airplanes, tractors, cars, etc. [&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
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

ron-rainbow December 2016 AirMail     December 2016 EAA Vintage Aircraft Association AirMail e-Newsletter by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346 The EAA, the VAA Board of Directors & Staff and Volunteers of Vintage, and a huge number of our friends in Aviation in the Atlanta area are mourning the tragic loss of [&hellip… Read More
ski-plane-960 EAA Skiplane Fly-In February 18, 2016February 18, 2017 – 10a.m.-1:30p.m. – Free admission to the public – Complimentary chili and cake Mark the date and make your plans now to attend the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In, scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2017 at EAA’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh. This special winter event actually celebrates the unique flight segment of skiplane flying, and the [&hellip… Read More
ron-alexander-250 Vintage Mourns Death of Director Ron AlexanderVintage extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of EAA Vintage Aircraft Association Director Ron R. Alexander, VAA 27150, EAA 137890, who was killed on Thursday, November 17, while flying his beloved Curtiss Jenny near the Candler Field Museum/Peach State Airport in Williamson, Georgia. Words cannot describe the shock and sorrow shared by Vintage [&hellip… Read More
leiting October 2016 AirMail  View Newsletter Online    October 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 again for reading the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. Here we go again! I feel like I just got home from AirVenture and the planning [&hellip… Read More
phil-coulson Phil Coulson is 2016 Hall of Fame InducteeVintage is proud to honor Phil Coulson of Lawton, Michigan, as our 2016  inductee into the Sport Aviation Hall of Fame.  Phil will be inducted at a dinner ceremony on November 10, 2016, in the Founders’ Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum. Phil has been immersed in aviation for all of his adult life. He enlisted in [&hellip… Read More
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

EAA and Related Aviation News

DC-3 Weekend at Marion, IN Fly-In/Cruise-Inby Ron Alexander What a weekend in anyone’s book! I was privileged to fly my DC-3 to Marion, Indiana to participate in the annual Fly-In/Cruise-In event spearheaded by VAA member Ray Johnson.   If you have not attended this fly-in you should put it on your list.  It is a gathering of airplanes, tractors, cars, etc. [&hellip… Read More
TECH TIP: Repairing Sheet Metalby Ron Alexander, VAA 27150 It is feasible for an aircraft owner or builder to effectively accomplish simple repairs on sheet metal.  A simple repair is one that does not involve damage to structural members or damage that affects control surface balance, etc.  This discussion will be limited to simple types of repair.  Major sheet [&hellip… Read More
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
Follow us on facebook twitter linkedin instagram google+ vimeo tumblr