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Vintage News

AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 NOTAM Now Available

The FAA Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been published by the agency and is now available for download. This document is required for all pilots who are flying to Oshkosh for the event. It will be in effect from noon CDT on Thursday, July 22, until 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 1. The biggest update to this year’s NOTAM is the addition of ATC-controlled transition areas for pilots coming to Oshkosh from the west, which will ease holding over Ripon as part of the arrival procedures. The NOTAM is particularly important reading this year for pilots following last year’s fly-in cancellation. The NOTAM can be downloaded from the EAA website and a print version can be ordered from that website or from EAA member services.

Join Our Fun and Affordable Display at AirVenture 2021!

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! 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. 

The Red Barn Store is Now Online!

Grab your wallet and run to the Red Barn…. On your computer! The Vintage Aircraft Association Red Barn Store is now online! Keep checking back as stock will be updated soon!

EAA Launches Online Source For AirVenture Visitors Regarding COVID-19 Procedures and Precautions.

More information can be read here. Check back regularly for updates as they become available. 

Vintage Volunteers Highligted in EAA’s Sport Aviation Magazine

Congratulations to Vintage volunteers Jim Hornby and Dennis Lange, who are featured in the Volunteer Spotlight of the February issue of EAA’s Sport Aviation magazine! Their combined hours of volunteering totaled close to 2,500 in 2019, due in part to the fact that they are on the EAA AirVenture grounds in the months leading up to and after the convention. Their dedication to the improvement and upkeep of the Vintage grounds make them a huge asset, and they deserve sincere recognition and gratitude. 

You can read more about Jim and Dennis in the Sport Aviation article here, or by clicking the photo on the left. 

VAA Kicks Off 22s in ’21 Celebration

The Vintage Aircraft Association is celebrating the iconic Piper PA-22 aircraft in 2021, starting with a special commemorative issue of Vintage Airplane magazine. The January/February 2021 edition is completely dedicated to the short wing Piper and is sure to be a collector’s item for fans of the Tri-Pacer, Caribbean, and Colt. Log in to your Vintage Member’s Only account here to read the magazine online.

Join us at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 for educational forums on the history of the PA-22 aircraft as well as other events. Our VAA Red Barn store will feature specially designed PA-22 clothing along with other items. Watch for more information in the upcoming months!

Vintage Aircraft Association President Susan Dusenbury Featured in EAA Timeless Voices Video

Susan Dusenbury is a longtime vintage aircraft enthusiast, Vintage Aircraft Association member and chapter leader, and was named VAA’s president in 2017.

This content is availble only to EAA/VAA members, so make sure to have your EAA login information handy.

Joe’s Tech Corner

Owner-Performed Maintenance

By Joe Norris, A&P/IA, DAR, VAA Director

There are many benefits of owning a vintage airplane. One of the most impactful is the low initial entry cost, making vintage aircraft a true gateway to aviation.  But there’s more to the story.  Vintage aircraft owners can further enhance the ownership experience and save some money at the same time by doing some of the maintenance themselves.

VAA Director Named “Champion of the Month”

Contratulations to Vintage Aircraft Association Director Ray Johnson, who has been honored as “Champion of the Month” on the City of Marion (Indiana) website!

Ray began serving on the VAA Board as an Adviser in 2015 before becoming a Director in 2017. Those who have attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh may know him better as the Chairman of Vintage in Review, a daily program where he choses a select group of aircraft to be featured and interviews the owners, pilots, and mechanics.

Read more about Ray and his accomplishments in this City of Marion Champion of the Month article: https://cityofmarion.in.gov/news-events/ray-johnson