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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.
December 2014 AirMail: Welcome New AdministratorView as webpage Geoff Says… Welcome back to the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association’s Vintage AirMail e-Newsletter. 2014 is coming to an end, and it has certainly been one of our most outstanding years yet. Our near perfect execution of the Convention this year was observed by many of our Members, and the accolades have been [&hellip… Read More
Clear Skies and Many Thanks, Max PlattsDouble congratulations are in order and we are all excited for Max Platts, our past Vintage Executive Administrator. First, we congratulate Max on his recent engagement to Tobie Stamsta. Many of you were lucky enough to meet and get to know Tobie during OSHKOSH 2014. Sadly, we must also congratulate Max as he begins a new career [&hellip… Read More
Welcome New Vintage Administrator Erin BrueggenVAA welcomes Erin Brueggen as our new Vintage Executive Administrator effective December 1st. The VAA Executive Board and Board of Directors each interviewed Erin at their November meetings and unanimously agreed to offer her the position. Erin currently lives in the Oshkosh area with her husband and two children. Prior to being a stay at home [&hellip… Read More
Board Welcomes New Director Susan DusenburySusan Dusenbury – Director, Walnut Cove, North Carolina Susan Dusenbury, who served as an Advisor to the Board of Directors, has accepted appointment as a Director, replacing Jerry Brown who has moved up to VAA Treasurer. Susan began flying at the age of 15 on a private airport (Overton Field) located near her shared hometowns of [&hellip… Read More
Airport Action: Felts Field, A Slice of Historyby Ron Alexander, VAA 27150 (Note: Thanks to Jack Hohner, President of EAA Chapter 79, for assistance with this article). Spokane Washington is one of those towns with its own peculiar character. It’s not too big or too small. It gets just the right amount of rain. It has diverse geography including rugged mountains, pleasant valleys, [&hellip… Read More
Timothy Talen, 2014 Vintage Hall of Fame InducteeTimothy Talen, EAA 8615 Timothy Talen, founder of the Oregon Antique & Classic Aircraft Club and founding director of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society, is an aircraft restoration master. In addition to many partial restorations, Timothy has fully restored at least 20 airplanes, including seven Interstates, a Cessna 120, two Cubs, a 1932 Fairchild 22, [&hellip… Read More