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EAA Ford Tri-Motor Landing Near You
EAA’s immaculate 1929 Ford Tri-Motor is 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 air travel. (read more)
Jim Moss’ Gee Bee QED Makes Maiden Flight
October 3, 2013 – During many of his 82 years on this earth, Jim Moss crafted some striking reproduction airplanes first made famous during aviation’s golden age. But none are as special as the reproduction 1934 Gee Bee Q.E.D. – the final design of the Granville brothers of Springfield, Massachusetts, that took flight for the first time last Thursday, September 26, at Olympia Regional Airport in Washington. (read more)
AirVenture Museum Lecture Series
Beginning October 17th, our AirVenture Museum has an amazing series of lectures and presentations throughout the fall and winter. Most of these feature planes and events from the Vintage era.
Timeless Voices: Ward Stryker
EAA has an amazing collection of video interviews of men and women who preserve the Vintage era. We will feature these as space permits. Click here or on the image to view the video (18 minutes).
March 5, 2008 – Ward Stryker was hired to help build wings at the Swallow Aircraft Co. in 1927. When the Swallow plant shut down in 1929, he went to work as a rib builder at Cessna. In 1939 Ward went to work for Lockheed, where he stayed until 1946.
AIRPORT ACTION: VAA Chapter 37
What do antique Auburn and Duesenberg cars, Stinsons, E. L. Cord and John Dillinger all have in common with VAA president Geoff Robison, Security chairman Tim Fox, Maintenance chairman Mike Blomboch and so many more active year-round Vintage Volunteers?
(Find the answer here as you learn more about Chapter 37.)
OCTOBER MYSTERY AIRPLANE
Click here or on the image below to view the full size image and submit your answer to this month’s Mystery Airplane.
Vintage Welcomes DuraChart
Shortly before AirVenture 2013 the makers of DuraCharts approached the VAA board about providing Vintage-branded sample charts for our AirVenture members and guests. We liked what we saw and welcome to Vintage.
Your board has received several additional direct contributions from long-time vintage vendor supporters which help us at AirVenture and to deliver our digital message to a wider audience. We are excited and looking forward to continuing these new partnerships.
Please recognize and support these fine vendors. They deserve your support.
August Mystery Airplane Identified
Lynn Towns correctly identified the Mystery Plane that appeared in the August Vintage AirMail. Click here or on the image below to read his identification and learn more about this plane.
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Discover and Learn: 2013 EAA SportAir Workshops
Restoring and maintaining vintage aircraft isn’t daunting as long as you have the basic skills and confidence to do it right. That’s where EAA’s SportAir Workshops are perfect: Master instructors help you discover your own abilities in a variety of aviation skills from welding to fabric covering. With locations throughout the country in 2013, there’s a site and session just for you. You’ll come away from the weekend qualified to go right into your shop to finish or start your dream project. Courses are filling fast, so sign up today! (view the upcoming schedule)
The Adventure Lives On…