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Vintage News

Charles W. Harris
Youth Avitaion Center
Construction Begins!

It’s spring in Wisconsin, and construction has begun on the new Charles W. Harris Youth Aviation Center, scheduled to open at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024! The building will be finished in time for our June Work Weekend, when volunteers will assemble furnishings, unpack tools, and make sure that everything is ready to go for the youth programs set to take place in July. 

Behind the scenes, our Charles W. Harris Youth Aviation Center chairmen, AC and Sue Hutson, are working to put together learning activities that will be both fun and educational. They’re also looking for volunteers to help during the week of AirVenture, so if you’d like to inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts, email vintage@eaa.org for more information! 

2024 Vintage
Work Weekends

Want to earn volunteer hours and have fun, all while helping to prepare the Vintage grounds and buildings for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, 2024? Join us for our 2024 Vintage Work Weekends, May 17th – 19th and June 21st – 23rd! There are jobs available for all abilities and skill levels, so everyone is welcome! For more information, call our office at 920-426-6110, or email vintage@eaa.org.

We’re looking for aircraft to be a part of our Fun and Affordable display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024- will yours be one of them? It could be, if you’re the owner of a well-cared for example of one of the following airplanes:


Aeronca Chief, Aeronca Champ, Cessna 120 – 140 – 140A, Cessna 150 – 170 – 172, Commonwealth Skyranger, Culver Cadet, Ercoupe, Funk, Interstate Cadet, Luscombe 8E or 8A, Piper Cherokee 140, Piper Tri-Pacer, Piper Pacer, Piper Clipper, Piper Colt, Piper Vagabond, Piper J3 – J4 – J5 Cubs, Porterfield, Stinson 108, or Taylorcraft.


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Aeronca Nation 2024
Merchandise Available Now!

Gear up for Aeronca Nation, coming to Vintage at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024! Merchandise is available online now, so click the button below to visit our store and place your order!

Buy a Brick, Support Youth Aviation Education!

Invest in the future of aviation by supporting the Charles W. Harris Youth Education Center with your purchase of a commemorative brick. Opening in the Vintage area at EAA AIrVenture Oshkosh 2024, this beautiful building will host educational programs for kids and teens. A patio made up of inscribed bricks will ensure that your support is memorialized for years to come.

Whether for yourself or in honor of someone special, these bricks will be a lasting symbol of your support for coming generations of aviation enthusiasts. To learn more, and to purchase a brick online with a credit card, click the button below. If you’d prefer to make your purchase with a check, you can request an order form by calling 920-426-6110.

Note that if you want your brick to be on the patio for this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, your order will need to be placed no later than April 1st, 2024. Any orders placed after the 1st of April will be processed in time for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2025.

It is with great sadness that the Vintage Aircraft Association announces the death of VAA Director Emeritus Bob Lumley, who passed away on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024.

A native of Athens, Georgia, Bob retired as vice president of a Milwaukee-based construction firm. He soloed in 1968 in a Piper PA-11 and held a commercial pilot certificate. Bob was a lifetime EAA and Vintage Aircraft Association member. He was also a charter member of VAA Chapter 11 in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

A volunteer since 1981, Bob designed and managed the construction of additions to the iconic Vintage Red Barn, the Vintage Hangar, as well as other Vintage buildings. For years Bob also managed the Red Barn Gift Shoppe. Bob was also a volunteer at Pioneer Airport, participating in its Young Eagles program with more than 300 missions. He served as Santa for the EAA AirVenture Museum “Christmas In The Air” program and was on the Vintage Nominating Committee. Bob served as Chairman of Vintage Pioneer Video during AirVenture. In 2009 Bob was a recipient of EAA’s President’s Award.

The Vintage Aircraft Association is excited to host Aeronca Nation 2024 at this summer’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Learn how to participate with your Aeronca or Champion by clicking the button below for more information!

2023 VAA Aircraft Award Winners

Check out the winners of this year's Antique, Classic, and Contemporary aircraft awards below!