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“Give us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses…” of USED BOOKS
Your Vintage Aircraft Association is seeking donated old and/or used books with an aviation theme for the AirVenture 2016 VINTAGE BOOK STORE.
All proceeds from the sale of books will be used to enhance the Vintage experience during AirVenture and to provide a conduit for out of print aviation history books and technical manuals for our members and guests.
The Vintage Aircraft Association is a non-profit educational organization under IRS Code 501c-3. All donations are tax deductible.
Books can be sent to the following address at any time: VINTAGE AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION, 3000 Poberezny Road, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086. Attn: Erin Brueggen/Vintage Bookstore.
YOUTH IN ACTION: Luke Lachendro
I met Luke Lachendro this past summer at AirVenture. In the Vintage area one of our board members, David Clark, put together a group of four young men and asked them to present a forum on youth in aviation. Luke was one of the four.
These young men gave an excellent presentation providing the audience with a glimpse of how each started in aviation, their goals, and how they expect to achieve them. When finished, they answered questions from the audience. In short, it was a very successful hour. We on the Vintage board felt like our Vintage Youth Ambassadors program was truly being launched… (read more)
Vintage Board Approves Permanent Tall Pines Cafe’ Pavilion
At their November 2015 meeting the Vintage Board of Directors approved going forward with the final phase of Tall Pines Cafe – construction of a permanent dining pavilion.
After members and guests were so pleased with the new concrete floor at AirVenture 2015, a number of Vintage members started a capital fundraising campaign to construct the final phase. Enough contributions have come in to begin this project. We expect that if this level of member participation continues, we will open the brand-new Tall Pines Cafe debt-free at AirVenture 2016. (read more)
Board Sets Meeting and open Town Hall in Atlanta, GA area on February 27, 2016
FEBRUARY 27, 2016.
SAVE THE DATE. The VAA Board of Directors voted to hold a winter board meeting in the Atlanta, GA area. This meeting will be followed by an open Vintage Town Hall Meeting where VAA members and board members can share ideas and get to know each other better.
Our special guest at the Town Hall will be Jack Pelton, EAA Board Chairman and recently named EAA CEO. Vintage Board member Ron Alexander will be hosting the February 27th meetings at Peachstate Aerodrome (GA2) near Atlanta (roughly an hour south of ATL). More details will be released on our website and in a special edition of the Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. All Vintage members are invited to attend.
December Mystery Airplane
This two-place light plane was introduced to the aviation community in the mid-thirties.
Click here or on the image above to view full size, to submit an answer, and to see our past mystery airplanes. When sending replies please disclose as much information as possible about the aircraft’s development, specs, performance and history.
October Mystery Solved
The only correct identification of the October Mystery plane – the Johnson Uniplane – was received from Bradford Payne. He wrote:
The October Mystery plane Is a Johnson Uniplane. It was designed by Richard B. Johnson of Chicago, IL. Mr. Johnson was issued U. S. patent #1,887,411 on November 8, 1932 for the airplane. One prototype was built (serial number UNPN-1), and was registered as NX13680 in 1934. (read more)
Tech Tips: Wood Glues and Finishing Wood Surfaces
Certainly, the type of glue used in wood construction is of the utmost importance. Glue is the material used almost exclusively as a means of joining wood in aircraft construction.
A component part is considered joined satisfactorily if the strength of the glue joint is approximately equal to the strength of the wood itself.
The Aircraft Woodwork Technical Manual states “A strong glue joint is characterized by complete contact of glue and wood surfaces over the entire joint area, with a continuous film of glue between the wood layers, unbroken by air bubbles or foreign particles. The details of the gluing operation control the result.” (read more)
EAA Vintage Aircraft Insurance
Antique, classic, and contemporary aircraft are a special class of aircraft. EAA Insurance Solutions has specific solutions for Vintage Aircraft Association Members. (learn more)
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