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Vintage News

2024 Swift Museum Foundation Fundraiser Raffle

Support a VAA-affiliated organization and be eligible to win some great prizes with your purchase of a ticket for the Swift Museum Foundation Fundraiser Raffle! Visit swiftraffle.com for more details.

Nate Hammond and Ghost Writer. Photo courtesy of Tim Haggerty

New For 2024- Pilot Show and Tell!

Coming to the brand new VAA Charles W. Harris Youth Aviation Center at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024- Pilot Show and Tell! Come hear a pilot talk about their flying story while they introduce you to their airplane. Tuesday, July 23rd – Friday, July 26th 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., all ages welcome!
• Tuesday, July 23- Today you’ll meet Ben Templeton and friends with Pat Hartness’ Spartan Executive. The combined age of the four young people flying the Executive to AirVenture is less than the age of the airplane itself!
• Wednesday, July 24- Meet a group of students from nearby Ripon High School who built a replica of the DaVinci Flying Machine!
• Thursday, July 25- Today you’ll meet Nate Hammond and his airplane, Ghost Writer! If you’ve looked up to the sky during AirVenture and seen a smiley face or other sky writing, you’ve seen Nate’s work! Come hear him talk about sky writing and see his airplane up close!
• Friday, July 26- In honor of Aeronca Nation 2024, come meet Brittany Moon and her Aeronca Champ!

2024 Vintage in Review Headliners Announced

Join us Monday, July 22nd through Friday, July 26th starting at 10:45 in Interview Circle for Ray Johnson’s Vintage in Review! Each day Ray highlights a different aircraft with a special or unique history and interviews the people associated with the plane. Prior to the interview, listen to WWII era songs performed by the Ladies for Liberty, and check out antique engine runs featuring a 1915 OX-5 and a 1916 Gnome Rotary.

2024 Headliners
• Monday, July 22nd- Jim Hammond- 1931 Aeronca C-3
• Tuesday, July 23rd- Kelly Mahon- 1929 Cabinaire Biplane
• Wednesday, July 24th- Edwin Remsberg- 1949 Stampe Biplane
• Thursday, July 25th- Laura Benton- Ladies Love Taildraggers & Jeri Barrientos- 1929 Rose Parrakeet
• Friday, July 26th- Ben Templeton- 1937 Spartan Executive

The 2024 VAA Flightline Volunteer Handbook is now available here! Returning Flightline volunteers are encouraged to read through the handbook ahead of convention, but it will also be reviewed during your required briefing class. 

If you haven’t volunteered for the Flightline in the past but are interested in doing so, the handbook will give you a great idea of what to expect! Feel free to page through and familiarize yourself with this incredibly important portion of our operations during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. If you decide you’d like to join our team, stop by the Ops Shack (see map on page 40) for more information and a schedule of training classes. 

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.


To learn more and sign up to be featured, click the button below!

Vintage is Where the FUN Is…

… and our volunteers are a big reason why!

We’re always looking for new volunteers to help during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and with a large variety of jobs available, you’re sure to find something you’ll love doing. Be a part of one of the largest and most dedicated volunteer groups on the grounds- volunteer for Vintage!

Click the button below to learn more!

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!

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!