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August 2009 - Welcome

This issue is a tad later in the month than we’d prefer, but the combination of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, along with a delay as we finalized some of the details about our lead story pushed us a bit later in the month than we’d prefer. We hope the lead item was worth the wait for many of you!

The annual EAA Fly-In and Convention was a resounding success, with more than 800 showplanes in the Vintage area, 10,000 airplanes on all of Wittman Field, and our campgrounds filled to near capacity. Plenty of cool, pleasant weather and amazing aircraft combined to make Oshkosh 2009 one of our best yet! We’ll be sharing many of the sights and sounds of the annual get-together in the coming months in both Vintage Airplane magazine and online; we look forward to sharing it all with you.

Vintage Aircraft Online is intended to be an interactive newsletter in the sense that we not only encourage your input but also need the collective brainpower of all of you to keep us posted on the latest happenings in the world of vintage aircraft. We’ll be reading what you post within Oshkosh 365, and of course we’ll gather input from various sources, but the best and most informed group of reporters within aviation is you! Drop us an e-mail at vintageaircraft@eaa.org and let us know how we’re doing, what you’d like to see, and most importantly, feel free to contribute!

-H.G. Frautschy
Editor, Vintage Aircraft Online
Editor, Vintage Airplane magazine
Executive Director, VAA

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