Vintage in Review at
Interview Circle

Join us Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to noon for Vintage in Review, located in Rose Memorial Plaza, just west of the Vintage Red Tower.

Each day Chairman Ray Johnson choses a select group of aircraft to be featured and interviews the owners, pilots, and mechanics. You’ll get the inside scoop on some amazing vintage airplanes from the people who know them best! Bleacher seating is available, along with a sound system so you can hear the interview over the roar of engines.

AirVenture 2019 Vintage in Review Videos

The following is the schedule from AirVenture 2019 as a sampling of what you can expect at Vintage in Review. Keep an eye out for the AirVenture 2021 schedule as we get closer to the event!

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 1940’s.

11:00 am Monday through Friday:
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 opening engine run-ups.


1939 Spartan Executive NC17634, S/N 17, owned by Jim Savage of 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 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!


Today’s feature is Harry Ballance’s newly restored 1934 Stinson SR-5A, which was purchased new by Harry’s father in 1934. The photo on the left shows the Stinson after Harry’s complete restoration. The photo on the right is of his mother in front of the airplane in 1935. Don’t miss this very special interview!


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. Katie, who has been flying for over 35 years, 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.


Today’s feature is Mike Maniatis and his pristine 1928 De Havilland Gypsy Moth. Be sure to check it out!