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Winter is time for making stuff (4/19/2018) - By Jim Wilson, VAA 17495, EAA 29605 Reprinted from ANTIQUE AIRWAYS, the newsletter of the Carolinas Virginia Antique Airplane Foundation, Inc. (Vintage Chapter 3) I was running out of stuff to do, so a local “friend” convinced me to make up and install an all new engine cowling on his Luscombe. “I already have a […]
Spirit of Columbus (3/16/2018) - by Sparky Barnes Sargent (reprinted from Vintage Airplane March/April 2016) Quick, how many American women have flown around the world solo in a single-engine airplane? Still thinking? The answer is two. Now, can you name either one of these intrepid women? If you’re stumped, we’ll make it easy for you: In 1964, Geraldine “Jerrie” Fredritz […]
Want to Start a Youth Program? Here is How One EAA Chapter Did It (2/18/2018) - by Jana Brown, Education Coordinator, EAA Chapter 1083 I am responding to an article in the July/August issue of Vintage Airplane regarding Youth Aviation Programs. I am a member of EAA Chapter 1083 in Salisbury, NC. We began a summer day camp, ASCEND- Aviation Summer Camp: Exploring New Dimensions in 2011. In 2017 we completed […]
Vintage Champ Provides A Day of Glory for 80-Year-Old Pilot (12/17/2017) - by Priscilla A. Crawford One day after his 80th birthday on August 19, J.E. Stuart received a surprise visit and was provided with a day that will be remembered and talked about for a long time. In considering ideas for their Dad’s birthday, Stuart’s daughters, Kathleen Stuart and Kara Barber, had looked through old photos […]
Great Pilots, Great Airplanes (11/30/2017) - by Eric Gourley, VAA 717193 I received a call one morning from Evan Haskell asking if I could teach him how to fly a pristine Beaver he and his father had recently purchased. Evan added that although he had quite a bit of time, it was mainly in a Cessna 206 on amphib floats. He […]
OUTSTANDING FLIGHTS: Global Joy-Ride (4/3/2017) - Two Piper PA-12 Super Cruisers made super around-the-world OUTSTANDING FLIGHTS in 1947. It all started in 1946 when two flight instructors at an airport near Washington, D. C. observed a newly certificated PA-12 taxi by and a comment made that with enough gas these aircraft were capable of flying around the world. Light aircraft–liaison aircraft–such […]
Celebrating my girlfriend’s 70th birthday… (7/13/2016) - by Randy Phillips, VAA 722809 For some reason, my wife doesn’t like me going out to seedy bars anymore and talking to strange women. Imagine that! Marcy(my wife) and I have been together(off and on) for 29 years. Some really good times and some pretty rough. The same can be said for my relationship with […]
YOUTH IN ACTION: Gleb Liashedko (1/25/2016) - by Ron Alexander, VAA 27150 For the past couple of years I have been writing an article in AirMail about “Airport’s in Action.” In each issue we have presented several EAA and VAA Chapters around the country whose membership places a priority on developing young people. I have been very pleased to find that a […]
Fond Memories of an Oshkosh Airport Kid (3/23/2015) - by Tom Bartenstein, EAA 225662 This story is over forty years in the making. I’m not a pilot, mechanic, or plane builder. I am, however, a lifelong aviation enthusiast. I enjoy being around all things aviation…people, places, and things. It all started in 1970, when the EAA convention moved from Rockford, Illinois to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. […]