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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
GoldLindy NEW Vintage Awards for AirVenture 2015ANNOUNCING NEW VINTAGE AWARDS FOR AIRVENTURE 2015 Customized Airplane Awards: The Contemporary category judging group of VAA has chosen to recognize aircraft which have been updated to be used as personal transportation aircraft while retaining the spirit of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association. These aircraft can be modified with newer engines, propellers, avionics and other [&hellip… Read More
SkiPlaneFlyIn1 February 7 – EAA Skiplane Fly-InLet It Snow! Join us for EAA’s annual Skiplane Fly-In! Free admission to the public  |  Complimentary chili & cake Saturday, February 7, 2015  |  10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  |  Pioneer Airport One of the area’s most colorful events of the season, the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In, will be held on Saturday, February 7, [&hellip… Read More
waldo-pepper 2014 Event Post: EAA’s Standard J-1 Makes First Post-Restorative FlightRe-posted from EAA.org: October 2, 2014 - After a multi-year volunteer restoration effort, EAA’s 1917 Standard J-1 biplane with The Great Waldo Pepper paint scheme made its maiden post-restoration flight on Monday, September 29, along a freshly mowed makeshift grass strip parallel to Runway 9 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Test pilot Larry [&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
Apollo13Crew-rescueApril1970 Apollo 13 (a Vintage Aircraft) to Be Commemorated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015Reposted from eaa.org Apollo 13 ‘Successful Failure’ to Be Commemorated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 December 3, 2014 – One of the most harrowing and triumphant adventures in space exploration history will be commemorated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, as members of the Apollo 13 crew and team will participate in activities marking the 45th [&hellip… Read More
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