Countdown to EAA AirVenture 2023
2022 Vintage Aircraft Awards
The annual Vintage Awards Ceremony at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Saturday, July 30th honored a select group of airplanes and owners who exemplify the best of the vintage aircraft movement. Take a look at the winners from each category below!
Congratulations to EAA Vintage Chapter 2!
EAA Vintage Chapter 2 of Spring, Texas, was recently awarded a plaque recognizing 30 years of support of the EAA Young Eagles Program! More than 2 million young people have enjoyed a free introductory flight through the Young Eagles program. These flights are made possible through the generosity of EAA Chapter member volunteers.
To learn more about the program, visint the EAA Young Eagles website here.
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VAA in the News
Spectrum News was in Oshkosh on Monday and talked with our very own Vintage volunteer Jim Cunningham about setting up the Bookstore! Click Here to view the video!
Aircraft Parking in Vintage
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is fast approaching, and we’re looking forward to welcoming well over 1,000 pilots and their airplanes to parking in Vintage! A few guidelines to keep in mind:
• To qualify for parking in Vintage, your aircraft must have been constructed prior to December 31, 1970
• Parking east of Wittman Road is first come, first served. If you want to park as a group of two or more airplanes, you must arrive together.
• Staking out and reserving aircraft parking or camping spots east of Wittman Road is prohibited. Stakes, tie-downs, banners, ribbons, ropes, and credentials will be removed if an aircraft is not occupying that space. Exceptions include aircraft temporarily at Aircraft Repair or Showcase Display.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Check Out What’s In Store!
AirVenture 2022 will be here soon, and you won’t want to miss the amazing selection of merchandise at the Vintage Red Barn Store! Click below for a sneak peak of just some of the items that will be for sale!
Vintage Aircraft Hawaiian Shirts Available For Purchase Now!
Check out our fun and colorful Hawaiian shirts featuring some of your favorite vintage aircraft! They’ll be available for purchase at the Red Barn Store during AirVenture, OR click the button below to head over to our online store and shop now!
Vintage AirVenture 2022 Events Schedule Now Available!
Click HERE to view events happing throughout the week along with daily features. More information will be posted as we get closer to AirVenture, so be sure to check back often! Printed copies of the schedule will be available during convention from the Red Barn, Tall Pines Café, and in pilot welcome bags.
2022 VAA Flight Line Volunteer Handbook
The 2022 VAA Flight Line Volunteer Handbook is ready to view HERE! Current and first-time flight line volunteers are encouraged to review the handbook prior to arriving in Oshkosh, however copies will be available at the Flight Line Ops building the week prior to AirVenture. Thank you to Patty Dorlac (Flight Line Co-Chairman) and Wheeler North for all your hard work putting the handbook together!
Join Our Fun and Affordable Display!
If you’re the owner of an Aeronca, Cessna, Ercoupe, Piper, Taylorcraft, Interstate, Luscombe, Culver, Porterfield, or Stinson, you may be eligible to take part in our Fun and Affordable vintage aircraft display across from the Red Barn during AirVenture 2022! Show off your airplane and introduce AirVenture visitors to a world of flying in an airplane that costs less than they might think- often one-half to one-third less than a new SUV.
Click HERE to learn more and request a spot!
Flight Line Volunteers Wanted!
If you love to work with beautiful aircraft, fun people, and enjoy the outdoors, come see what the Vintage Flight Line at AirVenture has to offer!
If you are interested in volunteering on the Vintage flight line at AirVenture this year, please contact Patty Dorlac at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Election Notice
Ballots for the 2022 Vintage Aircraft Association Board Election will arrive by mail in members’ mailboxes later this month. The board members running for re-election this year are:
• Susan Dusenbury- President
• Dan Wood- Secretary
• Steve Nesse- Director
To be counted, your ballot must be received at the Vintage office of the EAA Headquarters on or before July 10, 2022.
2022 VAA Work Weekends
Can’t wait until July to spend time in Vintage Village on the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh grounds? Be a part of our 2022 Volunteer Work Weekends! There’s lots to do in order to get ready for all the visitors who will arrive in a few months, and the majority of it is done by our wonderful volunteers. Help with yard work, minor repairs, and new projects, all while spending time with a group of great people! You’ll also be treated to lunch and dinner prepared by our Tall Pines Café Chairman Steve Nesse and his crew. Join us on the following dates:
• May 20 – 22
• June 24 – 26
If you have any questions, call or email Amy at 920-426-6110 or email@example.com
Bonanza 75th Anniversary Merchandise Available Now!
Get a jump-start on the VAA’s celebration of the Beechcraft Bonanza 75th Anniversary taking place at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh with exclusive Bonanza gear!
Take a closer look at The Mid America Flight Museum’s spectacular, Lindy-winning 1929 Travel Air 6000, one of the highlights of the Vintage area this past summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021. Click below to learn more about this amazing aircraft and hear from its team of dedicated restorers.
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
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!