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Vintage News

It’s Sweatshirt Season!

Gear up for cool weather with our cozy hooded sweatshirts! Whether you’re attending an aviation event like a fall fly-in or pancake breakfast, or hitting up the local pumpkin patch, you’ll look great while staying warm and comfortable!

Click the button below to be taken to the Vintage section of EAA’s webstore. Alternatively, if you’re already visiting the EAA webstore, click “Special Interest” in the darker blue bar at the top of the page and select Vintage. 

2023 Vintage in Review

Head over to our Video Gallery to watch Vintage in Review videos from Monday through Friday of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023, as well as the Vintage Aircraft Association Awards Ceremony, which took place on Saturday night!

Click HERE to to watch!

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Celebrating 77 Years of Swift Spirit!

The 2023 Swift National fly-in is just over the horizon, and will be held from September 27 through October 1 at the Swift Museum Foundation (SMF) facility at McMinn County Airport (KMMI) in Athens, Tennessee. Planned activities include safety and maintenance forums, formation training, a local fly-out, and much more. Make plans now to attend; it’s always a joy to see these beautiful airplanes flying!

Click HERE to read more!

Webinar- Vintage Aircraft Parts Substitution

FAA VARMA program manager Scott Fohrman and Tom Charpentier from the EAA government advocacy team gives a briefing on the various FAA policies used to keep vintage aircraft in the air, including the FAA’s new Vintage Aircraft Replacement and Modification Article (VARMA) program.

Click HERE to be taken to the EAA website, where you can watch the webinar, which originally took place on August 17, 2023. Note that you’ll need to log into your EAA account in order to view the content.

2023 VAA Aircraft Award Winners

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

The Best of Times by VAA
Director Emeritus Ronald Fritz

Vintage Aircraft Association Director Emeritus Ronald Fritz recently shared an account of his involvement with aviation, EAA, and the EAA Antique/Classic Division (now VAA). You can read his story here.