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Vintage in Review at AirVenture 2019

Join us each morning Monday through Friday for Vintage in Review beginning at 10:30 am and ending at noon.  Vintage in Review  is located in the Vintage Village on the flightline just west of the Red Vintage Tower.

10:30 am Monday through Friday:

Ladies for Liberty will open Vintage in Review each day with their musical tribute to the Andrews Sisters.

Remember “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree?” Ladies for Liberty is a singing troupe dedicated to performing the Andrews Sisters style of music through their own rendition of vocals, costumes, hairstyles and the spirit of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940s.

Each day Chairman Ray Johnson selects special aircraft on the field to display and to interview the owners, pilots and mechanics.  Comfortable bleacher seating is available as well as amplified sound so you can hear the interview over the roar of engines.

 

11:00 am each day –
Antique  Engine  Run-Ups

1915 OX-5 (90 H.P.) engine run conducted by OX-5 Pioneers David Hedgecock and Don Voland

1915 Gnome rotary engine (Replica) engine run conducted by Tony Wytenburg from New Zealand

Pilot and owner interviews will follow immediately each day after these opening engine run-ups.

Monday – Red Barn Store Day

1939 Spartan Executive NC17634, S/N 17, owned by Jim Savage, Gibsonia, PA will be featured today at Vintage in Review.

NC17634 is one of three Spartans used by the RAF in WWII.  It will have its RAF markings and be on display at the Red Barn all week.  Don’t miss this gorgeous plane.

Tuesday – Vintage Youth Day

Tuesday is Youth Day in the Vintage Aircraft Association featuring the youth group YEA – Youth Exploring Aviation from Poplar Grove, Illinois. They will be displaying their restored 1941 Aeronca Chief. Leader of the group Chuck Jansen will be explaining how their program works!

Follow this link for more on the Youth Exploring Aviation program.

Click here for a Youth Exploring Aviation brochure.

Wednesday – Vintage Day

Today we feature Harry Balance and his newly restored 1934 Stinson SR-5A. Harry resides in Atlanta, Georgia. This airplane was bought new by Harry’s father in 1934. The photo on the left is the airplane now after Harry’s  complete restoration. The photo on the right is Harry’s mother in front of this very airplane in 1935. Don’t miss this very special interview.

 

On Wednesday we will also be featuring a 1944 Beechcraft UC-43 Staggerwing in Royal Navy markings. Owned by Granger Haugh. VAA Director Jon Goldenbaum will represent this airplane from Flabob in California.

Thursday – Ladies Day

Today we feature Kate Kyer and her Cessna 180.  Kate is from Honey Grove, Texas, where she and her husband (also a professional pilot) and three dogs keep their airplanes on a flying ranch. Kate has been flying for 35+ years. She began flying at the age of 16, and soloed an airplane before getting her driver’s license. She earned her commercial license, multi-engine rating, and flight instructor ratings by the age of 20.

Ray will also interview Judy Birchler, the founder of Ladies Who Love Taildraggers.  Don’t miss these special interviews.

Friday – 

Today we feature Mike Maniatis and his pristine 1928 De Havilland Gypsy Moth. Mike is from Milton, New York.

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