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Vintage News

Did You Know?

The award-winning EAA YouTube Channel has a playlist dedicated exclusivly to vintage aircraft! At this time there are currently over 40 videos featuring interviews with airplane owners, great aerial footage, stories of restorations and more. You’ll also be able to re-live AirVenture at Vintage Village from years past. Be sure to check it out!

VAA To Host Beechcraft Bonanza Diamond Jubilee At AirVenture 2022!

Bonanza fans won’t want to miss this special celebration at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022! In addition to forums and events, there will be limited edition Bonanza themed merchandise available for purchase in the Vintage Red Barn Store. Watch for more information in the coming months!

VAA Welcomes New Advisers to the Board of Directors

The Vintage Aircraft Association was happy to include four out of our five new Advisers during the Fall Board Meeting that took place on Thursday, November 21, 2021 in Oshkosh. We welcome (L-R) Maxwell Wenglarz, Luke Lachendro, Kathy McGurran, and Charlie Waterhouse! Jesse Clement was unable to attend, but we look forward to his involvement in the future!

2020 VAA Hall of Fame inductee Steven Dyer

2021 VAA Hall of Fame inductee Steve Nesse

Clyde “Cub Doctor” Smith, Steve Dyer, Jim Dyer, & Lucas Dyer

Steven Dyer and Steven Nesse Inducted into the EAA Halls of Fame

On Thursday November 11th, 2021, Steven Dyer and Steven Nesse were welcomed into the EAA Halls of Fame as the Vintage Aircraft Association 2020 and 2021 inductees at a ceremony held in the Eagle Hangar of the EAA Museum. VAA President Susan Dusenbury was on hand to help EAA President Jack Pelton present the awards. We’re proud to honor both men with this prestigious recognition. Congratulations to both!

Congratulations to our 2021 Vintage Volunteers of the Year!

Each year at AirVenture, Vintage recognizes exceptional volunteerism with two awards- The Flight Line Volunteer of the Year and the Behind the Scenes Volunteer of the Year. This year we’re proud to honor three volunteers among the two categories: 

Behind the Scenes Volunteer of the Year- Patti Hytry
Flight Line Volunteer of the Year- Joe Harmison
Flight Line Volunteer of the Year- Ron Brainard

Click the button below to read more about these dedicated individuals! 

2021 Vintage In Review Interviews Available Online

Whether you missed a day, were unable to attend AirVenture 2021 in person, or just want to see an interview again, all five days of Ray Johnson’s “Vintage In Review” are available to watch HERE!

2021 Vintage Aircraft Association Award Winning Aircraft

Congratulations to the winners who received recognition at the 2021 Vintage Aircraft Association Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 31st! A record number of vintage airplanes were on the field for EAA AirVenture 2021, and while each one is special, the hard work and dedication put into restoring and maintaining a select few gained special honor. You can see the winners of each category in the links below!

Antique Award Winners
Classic Award Winners
Contemporary Award Winners