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April 2017 AirMail

News for Vintage Aircraft Association Members April 2017  AirMail Sign-Up  Past Issues  Website  Facebook  Twitter  Contact Us Straight and Level 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, ...
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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 NOTAM Now Available For Pilots Flying to Oshkosh

March 30, 2017 - The Federal Aviation Administration has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 65th annual fly-in convention July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect from 6 a.m. CDT on Friday, July ...
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Dusenbury becomes Vintage Aircraft Association President

February 20, 2016 – Susan Dusenbury of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, a longtime vintage aircraft enthusiast and Vintage Aircraft Association member and chapter leader, was named VAA's president on Saturday by the organization's board of directors. Dusenbury succeeds Geoff Robison, who retired as president after serving for the past 12 ...
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Lack of Snow Changes EAA Skiplane Fly-In Plans This Saturday

February 15, 2017- The current lack of snow in Oshkosh and absence of it in the forecast has forced some changes for the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In scheduled for this Saturday, February 18, at EAA. Because of the unseasonable conditions, there will be no skiplane operations during the popular EAA ...
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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 ...
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Gone West: Gene Chase, True Greatness

Gene R. Chase, 92, one of EAA, VAA and sport aviation’s all time truly great people died peacefully Monday, January 2, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gene’s death followed wife Dorothy’s demise of November 21, 2016 six weeks to the very day. Gene was born September 6, 1924 in Casper, Wyoming, ...
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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 ...
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Vintage Mourns Death of Director Ron Alexander

Vintage 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 ...
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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 ...
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Phil Coulson is 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

Vintage 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 ...
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August 2016 AirMail

August 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 ...
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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, ...
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2016 Vintage Awards Ceremony. Congratulations!

JUST RELEASED Click on a title or image to view that category's awards. Antique Classic Contemporary ...
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Kermit Weeks Flying Martin Mars and at Monday’s Vintage in Review

From 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 ...
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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 ...
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YOUTH IN ACTION: Trevor Niemyjski

by 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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VAA to hold special Board of Directors meeting – February 27, 2016 9:00 AM

NOTICE 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 ...
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Vintage Town Hall in Georgia with Jack Pelton

by Ron Alexander, VAA 27150 SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 27, 2016 - 1:00 pm. Those of us who are on the Vintage Aircraft Association Board of Directors meet in Oshkosh three times each year.  We meet in late spring, during AirVenture, and during late fall. One of our directors, Susan ...
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December 2015 Vintage AirMail

Geoff Says... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here's hoping that you all have a wondrous and happy Holiday Season! Welcome back to the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association's Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. By now, many of you have heard the news of an amazing change in the Leadership of the EAA ...
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Dale Gustafson Inducted Posthumously into EAA Hall of Fame

OSHKOSH, November 5, 2015: Thursday evening the late Dale “Gus” Gustafson was inducted posthumously into the EAA Sport Aviation Hall of Fame. The recognition was presented by EAA Chairman Jack Pelton and Vintage Vice President Dave Clark who was a close friend of Gus, fellow Antique Judge, and who became Vintage ...
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August 2015 Newsletter

Geoff Says…Welcome back to the EAA Vintage AircraftAssociation's Vintage Air-Mail e-Newsletter. I certainly hope that those of you who were in attendance at the Oshkosh 2015 event had as much fun as I did! What a year we had! The Bill & Myrt Rose Park turned out amazingly well, and ...
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2015 Vintage AirVenture Lindy Awards

Antique (Thru Aug. 1945) Awards Click here to view photos of the Antique Lindy Award winning aircraft. Antique Continuously Maintained Aircraft JOHN RICCIOTTI 117 DEER RIDGE DR, BARRINGTON, NH, 03825-7272 N14048 1934 WACO S3HD Replica Aircraft Champion Bronze Lindy FRANK PAVLIGA 1965 NEW MILFORD RD, ATWATER, OH N498K 1983 PIETENPOL World War ...
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Dale Gustafson to be Inducted into VAA Hall of Fame

The original story below has been updated on November 10, 2015 here: Dale Gustafson Inducted Posthumously into EAA Hall of Fame Volunteer for 40 years to be honored posthumously in November. June 11, 2015 - The late Dale “Gus” Gustafson, a 53-year EAA member who was involved in vintage aircraft ...
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VAA – NEW Construction for OSHKOSH 2015

Your EAA Vintage Aircraft Association Board of Directors is excited and proud to announce three major construction and expansion projects which are all underway now and scheduled to be completed prior to AirVenture 2015. Tall Pines Phase III - A Permanent Floor for the Dining Area Tall Pines Cafe' came about as ...
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May 2015 AirMail SPECIAL EDITION

BREAKING NEWS: MAJOR EXPANSION OF VINTAGE PLAZA FOR OSHKOSH 2015 Expanded plaza creates center of activity for legendary aircraft The Vintage Aircraft Association has commenced a major expansion of its Vintage Plaza and Red Barn headquarters complex for this year’s fly-in. Our expansion has been made possible through a generous ...
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Vintage Begins Major Oshkosh Expansion

VINTAGE AIRCRAFT AREA IMPROVEMENTS TO ENHANCE VISITOR EXPERIENCE AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2015 Vintage Aircraft Association project creates center of activity for legendary aircraft EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (May 11, 2015) — EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 attendees will enjoy a better atmosphere and experience to see some of ...
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EAA AirVenture 2015 NOTAM Now Available For Download

Special air traffic procedures required reading for all aviators flying to Oshkosh April 21, 2015 – The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 63rd annual fly-in convention July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, ...
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NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK – Thank you, Vintage Volunteers

In 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 ...
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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 ...
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Celebrate 75 Years of the Ercoupe at AirVenture 2015

January 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 ...
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February 2015 AirMail: Happy Birthday EAA, Affordable Flying

Geoff 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 ...
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NEW Vintage Awards for AirVenture 2015

ANNOUNCING 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 ...
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February 7 – EAA Skiplane Fly-In

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 ...
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2014 Event Post: EAA’s Standard J-1 Makes First Post-Restorative Flight

Re-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 ...
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You Can Win the Perfect Cub | EAA

Reposted 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 ...
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FAA announces update to 8110.120 – Processing Surrendered, Abandoned, and Historical Aircraft Type Certificates

The 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 ...
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Apollo 13 (a Vintage Aircraft) to Be Commemorated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015

Reposted 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 ...
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Oregon paper honors Tim Talen VAA Hall of Fame inductee

All 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 ...
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Christmas in the Air December 6th

Saturday, 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 ...
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Clear Skies and Many Thanks, Max Platts

Double 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 ...
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Welcome New Vintage Administrator Erin Brueggen

VAA 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 ...
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Board Welcomes New Director Susan Dusenbury

Susan Dusenbury  – Director, Walnut Cove, North Carolina Susan Dusenbury, who served as an Advisor to the Board of Directors, has accepted appointment as a Director, replacing Jerry Brown who has moved up to VAA Treasurer. Susan began flying at the age of 15 on a private airport (Overton Field) located ...
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Timothy Talen, 2014 Vintage Hall of Fame Inductee

Timothy Talen, EAA 8615 Timothy Talen, founder of the Oregon Antique & Classic Aircraft Club and founding director of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society, is an aircraft restoration master. In addition to many partial restorations, Timothy has fully restored at least 20 airplanes, including seven Interstates, a Cessna 120, two ...
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December 12, 2014 – Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet

Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet Friday, December 12, 2014 6 to 9 p.m. EAA AirVenture Museum – Founders’ Wing Tickets: (includes reception, full-service dinner, and evening program) EAA members and their guests - $50 (you must sign in to your account on EAA.org to receive the EAA member price) Non-Members - $60 ...
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Antiques & Classics at EAA Museum Update

Have you been through the museum lately? Did you know there is a permanent Antiques & Classics exhibit in the EAA AirVenture Museum as well as the planes at Pioneer Airport? Recently the 1930 Pitcairn PA-7S Sport Mailwing - NC95W - was moved from its former location at Pioneer Airport to ...
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EAA September Swing – Saturday, September 27, 2014

Relive the excitement and glamour of the 1940s at September Swing! Click here for more information or to order tickets today. This big band hangar dance features the sights and sounds of Ladies Must Swing, an all-female, 19-piece jazz band from Madison, Wisconsin. Learn to swing dance (or practice your ...
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August 2014 AirMail – See You in OSHKOSH!

Geoff Says…As you read this month’s abbreviiated edition of Vintage AirMail, I am already in Oshkosh with many of your Board Members and returning volunteers, all working for and awaiting your safe arrival. Again, everyone needs to be aware that the Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing on Friday, Saturday, ...
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Thunderbird Burn Line Changes Friday-Saturday-Sunday

Vintage will need all our available volunteers during the afternoons of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Federal regulations require that the Burn Line (visitor do-not-cross viewing line) be moved west each of these days to accommodate the larger aerobatic box needed by the high-speed jets. The following information from EAA Headquarters details the ...
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June 2014 AirMail

Geoff Says…Welcome to this month's edition of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association's AirMail E-Newsletter. The planning for this year's edition of EAA Oshkosh has now reached a fevered pitch. We are all working very hard toward meeting the many goals we have set for ourselves in making this another successful ...
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April 2014 Mystery Airplane: STOUT ST-1

By: Wesley R. Smith Correct answers were submitted by: Scott Webster, Steve Chess, Tom Hammitt, Larry Harmacinski, Don DeVoe, Larry Cole, William Naumuk, Mike Brown, Lynn Towns, Robert Still, Michael McCormick, Hugh Metzler, Hank Dahl, Darrel Toepfer, Charlie Tilghman, Stuart Bain, Bill Bosma, Wayne Muxlow and Evan Phillips. William Bushnell ...
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March 2014 Update: ATTENTION AUTHORS for OSHKOSH 2014

Breaking News Update ATTENTION AUTHORS: VAA will be hosting an Author's Corner (book signings by the author) at the Vintage Red Barn during AirVenture OSHKOSH 2014. Signings will be held on Monday, July 28 through Saturday, August 2. There are two slots available each day on these dates. The morning ...
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Vintage Webinar – Vintage Aircraft: Your Gateway to Affordable Flying

Watch the recording of the recent EAA Vintage Webinar - Vintage Aircraft: Your Gateway to Affordable Flying with Max Platts and Steve Krog ...
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February 13, 2014 AirMail: Contemporary Revolution and More

  Geoff Says… Thanks again for reading the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association's Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. I am sincerely hopeful that you are all surviving the absolutely brutal winter weather we have been experiencing here in the Midwest. The airport I am based at is fast running out of places to ...
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Vintage OSHKOSH 2014: The Classic Revolution

THE BOOM YEARS: September 1945 thru March 1947. Seventy years after the apex of the "Post War Boom" the Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) is extending an open invitation to all who own these wonderful air machines.  All Vintage aircraft are naturally invited to attend EAA OSHKOSH 2014 but special treatment ...
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VAA Administrator Attends EAA-FAA Summit

Last week EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh hosted the 10th annual FAA/EAA Recreational Aviation Summit.  During the summit EAA staff along with VAA, Warbirds of America and the International Aerobatics Club officials sat down with over a dozen top FAA officials and discussed matters concerning general aviation along with aviation interests ...
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FREE WEBINAR: Vintage Aircraft: Your Gateway to Affordable Flying

  Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00 pm CST hosted by Steve Krog and Max Platts Click here to register TODAY. Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) Board Member and CFI, Steve Krog, along with VAA Administrator, Max Platts, talk about the affordability of owning and operating vintage aircraft and their cost ...
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Ford Tri-Motor Landing Near You

EAA’s immaculate 1929 Ford Tri-Motor and its “sister” from the Kalamazoo Air Zoo are touring this fall. Offering an opportunity for passengers to experience flight aboard the world’s first mass-produced airliner. During EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor Tour, passengers will travel back to the early days of what was considered luxurious commercial ...
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VAA Board Member Jeanne Hill Passes September 1, 2013

Jeannie C. Hill (Lehman), Harvard, IL passed away on September 1, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Richard (Dick) Hill. Together with her late husband Dick, they restored three award-winning vintage aircraft. A well-known aviation writer and lecturer, she co-authored ...
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EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91

EAA Founder Paul H. Poberezny (Sept. 14, 1921 - Aug. 22, 2013) tribute site is now available:www.eaa.org/paul/ The following is from the EAA News page today: August 22, 2013 - EAA Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle ...
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VAA Happenings for Thursday, August 1st

VAA HappeningsThursday, August 1, 2013    At the close of the day Tuesday, there were over 740 vintage aircraft tied down at Wittman Field. There are a number of gorgeous restorations that should not be missed! As of noon today (Thursday) we have 518 Vintage Volunteers registered on the field.  Our ...
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VAA Happenings for Wednesday, July 31st

VAA HappeningsWednesday, July 31, 2013 Vintage Picnic TODAY - 5:30 pm at the Nature CenterGet your tickets at the Red Barn Information counter. When Wittman Field closed on Monday evening, there were 617 registered vintage aircraft on the ground.  The first of two Howard 500s arrived Tuesday morning and a ...
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Sunday, July 28th – Over 300 Vintage Volunteers working for you!

As of noon today (Sunday) 302 Vintage Volunteers have registered and are helping other Vintage members and guests enjoy AirVenture 2013. So far our Vintage Volunteers represent 37 states, two Canadian provinces, Denmark and New Zealand.  UPDATE II 5:30 pm - Last update of the day. 347 volunteers and now ...
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NEWEST VIDEO: Welcome to the VAA at AirVenture 2013

VAA President Geoff Robison highlights just a few of the reasons you should be here in Oshkosh for this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Nice summertime temps combined with the camaraderie of your fellow vintage airplane enthusiasts will make for a delightful week. Come join us for the Round Engine Rodeo, ...
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UPDATE – Ready for Round-Engine Rodeo at Oshkosh

Dozens of vintage radial engine aircraft to be on AirVenture flightline July 25, 2013 – A true paradise for enthusiasts of radial engine aircraft will be blooming next week as the Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) hosts the Round-Engine Rodeo during EAA AirVenture 2013. View the 2013 AirVenture photos here. Dozens ...
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July 23, 2013 Vintage Airmail – See You in Oshkosh!

Geoff Says... Welcome to the Pre-Convention special edition of the AirMail Newsletter. Please be sure to also check us out at the Vintage Aircraft Website at:  www.vintageaircraft.org. Our Website continues on a path of excellent improvement. It is an awesome resource for those among us who have a true passion ...
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Amazing Book Raffle at AirVenture Tuesday Evening, July 30th

   Round Engine Rodeo Special Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History traces the history and role of the aircraft, cataloging the diverse spectrum of flying machines from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of aircraft, but also the cultural ...
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Carolinas-Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation (VAA Chapter 3) News and October Fly-In

Jim Wilson from the Carolinas-Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation (VAA Chapter 3) just sent us a copy of they July-August newsletter and a flyer for their October 3-6, 2013 Fly-In at Woodward Field, Camden, SC. Click on either image below to view the entire newsletter and the information on their fly-in ...
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Red Barn Gift Shop Gets New Display Window

Thanks to dedicated Vintage Volunteers, this past weekend the Gift Shop at our Red Barn AirVenture Headquarters now has a beautiful new display window! Many people do not realize that Vintage Volunteers work year-round to support VAA and improve services to our members.  This spring we have already had several ...
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June 2013 Vintage AirMail – New Days for Aeromart, Port Townsend Aero Museum

 Want to receive Vintage AirMail in your inbox? Click here to subscribe to Vintage AirMail   Geoff Says... Welcome to the third edition of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association's Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. Did I say third edition? It seems as though we just got started with the production of the ...
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UPDATED – VAA Inviting All Round Engine Aircraft to EAA AirVenture 2013

July 25, 2013 BREAKING UPDATE - Click here. The Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) is rolling out the red carpet for all round engine aircraft owners at AirVenture 2013. Under the banner theme “Round Engine Rodeo” all round engine aircraft owners are formally invited to fly their big beautiful round engine ...
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VAA Announces Two New Advisors to VAA Board

The EAA Vintage Aircraft Association is pleased to announce two advisors to the VAA board. Lynne E. Dunne Mooresville, North Carolina Following high school, Lynne attended Radford College, Radford, Virginia, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education and library science. She married a U.S. Air Force officer after college and ...
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VOLUNTEER? HAVE FUN? MEET NEW PEOPLE?

Want to have some fun and meet many new people at AirVenture?  Then give volunteering a try and volunteer with Vintage.  Each summer more than 500 members contribute anywhere from a couple hours to several weeks as Vintage Volunteers at AirVenture. The VAA Gift Shop located in the VAA Red ...
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Attention Authors – Vintage AirVenture Authors’ Corner

May 3, 2013 - New this year, the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association will host an authors' corner in the Vintage Red Barn Store at AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. We are seeking authors who have written books or created films relating to early aviation.   A limited number of time slots are available ...
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Welcome to the Two Best-Kept Secrets in Aviation History

by Jim Beisner, President, OX5 Aviation Pioneers, VAA# 30609. The first best kept secret is the OX5 engine that powered most military planes.  The JN-4 Jenny, the Canuck and most civilian aircraft prior to 1930, sported OX5 engines.  The OX5 brought aviation from the Wright Brothers up to the modern ...
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Long time VAA member Dick Michael passed away on March 10th

Dale Richard “Dick” Michael(April 2, 1938 – March 10, 2013) Dale Richard “Dick” Michael was born on Saturday, April 2, 1938 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was the son of Bert and Esther (Brewer) Michael. He was a long-time resident of Wellsville until his death at the age of seventy-four ...
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Excitement Builds for Round-Engine Rodeo

June 5, 2013 - Reaction to EAA Vintage Aircraft Association's Round-Engine Rodeo plans at AirVenture 2013 has been extremely positive, according to VAA Director Steve Krog, one of its main organizers of activities both in Oshkosh and at the pre-convention staging area, Hartford Municipal Airport.  Steve also serves Vintage as ...
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Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame to Induct VAA Board Member Ron Alexander, VAA Member Winn Baker

March 28, 2013 - Vintage Aircraft Association Director Ron Alexander will be inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame on April 27 during the 2013 Annual Enshrinement Banquet at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia. Longtime EAA/VAA member Samuel "Winn" Baker is also slated for induction as ...
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VAA Fleece Jacket – Special Sale (40% Off) – Order Today

  Looking for that special Vintage gift for him? As  spring arrives in Oshkosh, we are cleaning out out inventory in preparation for AirVenture 2013. One of the best bargains in the VAA Online Store is our Fleece Jacket shown here. Available in Small through 2X. Click the image to ...
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Vintage Launches Expanded Website

Oshkosh:  February 26, 2013 - The EAA Vintage Aircraft Association, the Antique, Classic and Contemporary division of EAA, formally announce the official launching of its new and expanded website today.. (read more) VAA President Geoff Robison noted, "Our hearts are with the aircraft of years gone by, but we've brought ...
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The 2013 Volunteer Work Weekends Announced

April 19-21, May 17-19, and June 21-23, 2013 We are finally getting rid of the old judges’ trailers. EAA gave VAA a building to use as a start to make our new judges offices. We will build the addition in the VAA Hangar and then move and attach it to ...
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January 9, 2013 – Vintage volunteer Archie Archibald passed away on December 29th

We are sad to report that our dear friend and fellow Vintage volunteer Archie Archibald passed away on December 29th. Andrew Robert Archibald “Archie” was born in Compton, California on November 14, 1947 to Robert and Josephine Archibald, the only boy and youngest of four children. He was 65 when ...
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Clyde Smith, Jr. Inducted into the VAA Hall of Fame

Longtime Piper restoration expert Clyde Smith, Jr. has been selected as the 2012 VAA Hall of Fame inductee. The induction ceremony took place the evening of Thursday, November 15, 2012. His expertise with regard to the restoration and maintenance of the fabric-covered series of Piper aircraft is second to none ...
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Busha Takes Over as Vintage Editor

Magazine to expand to 60 pages in 2013 November 15, 2012 - On September 1, Jim Busha took over as editor of the new Vintage Airplane magazine, official publication of the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association. Busha, editor of EAA Warbirds of America magazine for the last five years, will continue ...
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