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Our mission is to encourage and aid the retention and restoration of antique, historical, classical and contemporary aircraft, and to improve aviation safety and education.

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A Message From Susan on Cancellation of AirVenture 2020 and Plans for AirVenture 2021

A Message From Susan on Cancellation of AirVenture 2020 and Plans for AirVenture 2021

With the cancellation of AirVenture 2020 the “what ifs” are thoughts of the past, and we are now moving Vintage forward towards the completion of our 5-year plan with regard to projects already in progress and to projects that were scheduled for implementation post AirVenture 2020. There are a couple that I feel will be ...
Update from Jack Pelton – AirVenture 2020

Update from Jack Pelton – AirVenture 2020

Cross posted from EAA.org Looking Ahead to AirVenture 2020 By Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board March 26, 2020 - My fellow EAAers, I'm writing this to address the status of AirVenture Oshkosh 2020. Today we are still planning on having the event beginning July 20, 2020. In that context, I ...
CANCELLED: 2020 Vintage Work Weekends

CANCELLED: 2020 Vintage Work Weekends

Hello VAA Volunteers, UPDATE: The remaining Vintage work weekends have been cancelled. Our Work Weekends for May 29, 30, and 31; June 26, 27, and 28 have been cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic. ALL EAA camping areas are closed including Camp Scholler, Audrey's Park, and all aircraft camping areas. We will update information as ...
Vintage at AirVenture 2020 - 100 Years of Stinsons

Vintage at AirVenture 2020 – 100 Years of Stinsons

YOU ARE INVITED: AirVenture 2020 will be a great year to spend more time in Vintage Village. In addition to our regular events, this year we will be celebrating 100 Years of Stinsons. The Stinson Aircraft Company was founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1920 by aviator Edward “Eddie” Stinson, the brother of famed aviator and ...
"Arthur" Finds a New Home at Vintage

“Arthur” Finds a New Home at Vintage

South Barrington, IL - October 24, 2019 The Vintage Aircraft Association was delighted to accept a new donation from long-time member Myrt Strong Rose. Many of our taildragger pilots and Barrington area residents will remember “Arthur,” the 1929 Ford Pickup Truck on display at visits and annual fly-ins at Bill and Myrt’s Mill Rose Farm ...

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It’s spring in Wisconsin, and construction has begun on the new Charles W. Harris Youth Aviation Center, scheduled to open at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024! The building will be finished in time for our June Work Weekend, when volunteers will assemble furnishings, unpack tools, and make sure that everything is ready to go for the youth programs set to take place in July.

Behind the scenes, our Charles W. Harris Youth Aviation Center chairmen, AC and Sue Hutson, are working to put together learning activities that will be both fun and educational. They’re also looking for volunteers to help during the week of AirVenture, so if you’d like to inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts, email vintage@eaa.org for more information!
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It’s spring in Wisconsin, and construction has begun on the new Charles W. Harris Youth Aviation Center, scheduled to open at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024! The building will be finished in time for our June Work Weekend, when volunteers will assemble furnishings, unpack tools, and make sure that everything is ready to go for the youth programs set to take place in July. 

Behind the scenes, our Charles W. Harris Youth Aviation Center chairmen, AC and Sue Hutson, are working to put together learning activities that will be both fun and educational. They’re also looking for volunteers to help during the week of AirVenture, so if you’d like to inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts, email vintage@eaa.org for more information!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great! Here in Joplin we do not have any airport kids! The Gestapo and security fences keep them away!

Our Vintage Airplane Ad of the Week highlights the Meyers "Mac 125" with the durability, strength, and lack of distortion that comes from windows and windshields made of Du Pont "Lucite"! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Vintage Airplane Ad of the Week highlights the Meyers Mac 125 with the durability, strength, and lack of distortion that comes from windows and windshields made of Du Pont Lucite!

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Forerunner of the Meyers 200

Want to earn volunteer hours and have fun, all while helping to prepare the Vintage grounds and buildings for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, 2024? Join us for our 2024 Vintage Work Weekends, May 17th - 19th and June 21st - 23rd! There are jobs available for all abilities and skill levels, so everyone is welcome! For more information, call our office at 920-426-6110, or email vintage@eaa.org. ... See MoreSee Less

Want to earn volunteer hours and have fun, all while helping to prepare the Vintage grounds and buildings for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, 2024? Join us for our 2024 Vintage Work Weekends, May 17th - 19th and June 21st - 23rd! There are jobs available for all abilities and skill levels, so everyone is welcome! For more information, call our office at 920-426-6110, or email vintage@eaa.org.

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Our Vintage Airplane Ad of the Week highlights the "Easy to Fly... Easy to Buy" Taylorcraft! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Vintage Airplane Ad of the Week highlights the Easy to Fly... Easy to Buy Taylorcraft!

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“A plane that costs less to own and less to operate” is amazing!! It is the total opposite of today lol, today it’s “Cessnas brand new 172, a plane that costs even more and is out of reach of all normal people”

One of the best aircraft I ever owned.

To Al Barber and Forrest Barber the home Airport to The T-Craft. Great airplane

Joined the mile high club in a BC-12D

my first plane was a BC12 D in 1963 flying from a 600' dirt strip. Good short field plane

After WW2, with all the returning pilots, it was thought there would be a big market for small planes and all the manufacturers at that time produced these great brochures. My family was in the airline business at the time and I acquired a large number of them which I turned over to Dr Paul Garber who was Aviation Director Emeritus at the Smithsonian and a good friend.

Taylorcraft was my favorite aircraft when I was a boy. Now they are all gone. Just some museum peices left or vintage airplane owners have them for air shows.

I built parts for a few F21s in 1980 or so. Grew up around Barber Airport.

Look at the skylights

My favorite is the Piper J3

I got my tailwheel and spin endorsements in a restored 1943 Taylorcraft L-2 in 1967.

My Dad rebuilt a 1939 Taylorcraft.

Mine doesn’t have that nifty little skylight

A wonderful flying honest aeroplane light aircraft .

My first airplane ride was in a T Craft.

What is BC-12D

Soloed my dad’s 1942 in 1952 what memories, loved that plane!

simple days

Back when 'the flying public' was actually a thing.

It's unfortunate that only the wealthy can own planes these days.

I am restoring one of the two first planes built after the war and it has a BUNCH of "funky" things in it that were tried out for the post war production birds. Many didn't make it but the remains of the trials are still in my plane. There are several extra guide tubes welded into the fuselage tubing for the trim cables that have no wear. They didn't use them but never cut them back off either. The most visible thing is the triangle skylights. I was told by an old timer in Alliance who worked at the factory that only a very few planes had teh triangle skylights. They were just WAY too hard to make and the loss of most of the really good wood workers in WW-II who went into the building boom after the war left the factory with a shortage of good wood workers. That was a main reason they went to tube, then sheet metal doors rather than the 41 wood doors which were the best doors they ever had. Another part that required GOOD wood workers was the skylight. I was told an artist had the skylight described to him and when he did the pictures in the advertisements he got the orientation wrong. It was TWO triangles, not one. This is a model of my plane with what they looked like. I spent a WHOLE LOT of time making the wood frames for them on the plane. I made three sets of frames before I got everything to fit right.

When flying was affordable. Unlike today.

Remember that B-17 you flew during the World War? Yeh... we can almost give you that feeling again without the flak. Hop in.

Such a great aircraft ! Just ask any pilot 😊 one of the quickest on 65 hp and very stol. Thanks CG Taylor !

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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, visit eaavintage.org/fun-and-affordable-display/
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Were 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 youre 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, visit https://eaavintage.org/fun-and-affordable-display/

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I was going to add Chipmunk to the list but of course that’s an aeroplane rather than an “airplane”

Jeese I own a Pietenpol! It’s fun and affordable! Plus it’s more smiles per mile than any of those other ones! Except in the winter of course…

Every airplane is fun……. Affordable is another story!

Lyman Charles Hatz it's inconceivable that I don't own any of the listed fun and affordable aircraft? 🤔

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