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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
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
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