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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-InReposted from EAA.org: Let 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 [&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
Timothy_Talen Oregon paper honors Tim Talen VAA Hall of Fame inducteeAll of us at Vintage were delighted to read an article from The Register-Guard in Eugene, OR honoring Tim as the most recent member of the Vintage Aircraft Hall of Fame.  The article is a great read, but our favorite part below is about the unique home Tim and his wife have created. It’s plane to [&hellip… Read More
2013_Christmas in the Air009 Christmas in the Air December 6thSaturday, December 6  |  11 a.m.-4 p.m.  |  EAA AirVenture Museum Get into the holiday spirit at EAA’s annual Christmas in the Air, a free community event for all ages! Join us for a day full of holiday cheer as you travel throughout EAA AirVenture Museum’s winter wonderland. Listen to beloved holiday stories during our [&hellip… Read More
Max1-920 Clear Skies and Many Thanks, Max PlattsDouble congratulations are in order and we are all excited for Max Platts, our past Vintage Executive Administrator.  First, we congratulate Max on his recent engagement to Tobie Stamsta.  Many of you were lucky enough to meet and get to know Tobie during OSHKOSH 2014. Sadly, we must also congratulate Max as he begins a new career [&hellip… Read More
ErinB-920 Welcome New Vintage Administrator Erin BrueggenVAA welcomes Erin Brueggen as our new Vintage Executive Administrator effective December 1st.  The VAA Executive Board and Board of Directors each interviewed Erin at their November meetings and unanimously agreed to offer her the position.  Erin currently lives in the Oshkosh area with her husband and two children.  Prior to being a stay at home [&hellip… Read More
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