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Straight and Level

 

The President’s Straight and Level column appears in both Vintage Airplane and our Vintage AirMail e-newsletter.  Columns below are reproduced from Vintage AirMail.  Back issues of Vintage Airplane are available in the Members Only section of the website.

Straignt & Level - June, 2017

Straignt & Level – June, 2017

by Susan Dusenbury, VAA President VAA 5721, EAA 55229 The buzz has started.  The excitement is building.  It’s all about the annual sabbatical that over 10,000 planes and pilots make to Oshkosh every year in July.  And, of course, there’s the other 450,000 or so who make the trek by other means—commercial airliner, camper, cars and just about any other mode of transportation that you can think of.  You are probably thinking “boats”.  My guess is that a few of
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Straight and Level - April, 2017

Straight and Level – April, 2017

by Susan Dusenbury, VAA President VAA 5721, EAA 55229 Friends, Last week I, along with VAA Directors Bob Lumley and Steve Neese, VAA Advisors Earl Nicholas and Ray Johnson and VAA Volunteer Wayne Wendorf, attended Ron Alexander’s Celebration of Life service.  It was a fitting tribute to a great human being and friend.  Jim Busha, EAA Director of Publications, was also there.  If you have not read Jim’s tribute to Ron entitled “Saying Goodbye One Last Time”, you should consider
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Straight and Level - February, 2017

Straight and Level – February, 2017

by Geoff Robison, President EAA Vintage Aircraft Association, EAA Life Member 268346 VAA Life Member 12606 Welcome back to the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association's Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. We recently lost another amazing friend of the VAA. Gene Chase was an amazing friend to all in aviation. He served as a Naval Aviator on a carrier during World War II, and later joined the EAA as an Editor of various publications in EAA and VAA, including his long-time role as editor of Vintage
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Straight and Level – December 2016

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 Ron Alexander who recently lost his life during a flight in his beloved Jenny. Let me first say that our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Ron. This man was the epitome
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Straight and Level – October 2016

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 Air Mail e-Newsletter. Here we go again! I feel like I just got home from AirVenture and the planning for the 2017 event is already in full forward motion. This is not me complaining at all. What it is mostly about is the full on interaction with the membership during Convention where we consistently
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Straight and Level – August 2016

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. HOLY COW! Oshkosh AirVenture 2016 was nothing short of amazing. I was particularly pleased to see so many Antiques parked in the Vintage area this year. It has been at least a decade since we last saw so many Antiques come to Oshkosh. To me this phenomenon drives home the idea that
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Straight and Level – June 2016

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 Staff and Volunteers who participate in the “Features and Attractions” initiative have been investing massive amounts of time and energy into the planning of the multitude of opportunities that get presented to us that we believe will greatly
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Straight and Level – April 2016

by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346 Welcome 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 easier for you to read and enjoy. I hope you enjoy reading it. The 2016 planning for the Vintage portion of AirVenture is coming together quite nicely again this year, and we are
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Straight and Level – February 2016

by Geoff Robison, VAA President VAA Life Member 12606, EAA Life Member 268346 Welcome back to our new updated format for EAA Vintage Aircraft Association's Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter.  Our newseltter team has worked for several months to update and modernize our AirMail format to make it easier for you to read and enjoy. 2016 is certainly shaping up to be yet another banner year for the VAA. Your Board of Directors met in Oshkosh on Thursday November 5th. This was one of
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