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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
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