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VAA 50th Anniversary Brings Multiple Aircraft Groups to Oshkosh
May 20, 2021 – Notable aircraft anniversaries and gatherings of beautiful airplane types are among the highlights this year as the Vintage Aircraft Association celebrates its 50th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.
Among the featured aircraft in 2021 are Stinsons, commemorating their 100th anniversary held over from 2020, and celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer family, to be joined by other Short Wing Pipers such as the iconic Vagabond, Clipper, Pacer, and Colt. Limited special parking areas have been established for these two groups. Stinson owners who want to participate should contact the Stinson Owners Group at www.stinsonowners.org, while Short Wing Piper owners should contact the Short Wing Piper Club at www.shortwingpiperclub.org.
There are numerous other notable vintage aircraft gatherings at Oshkosh, including those held over from 2020. Owners should contact their type clubs (noted here if available) for additional Oshkosh information:
- Taylorcraft 2020 75th anniversary
- Ercoupe 2020 80th anniversary
- Aeronca Chief 2020 75th anniversary
- Cessna 120/140 75th anniversary
- Globe Swift 75th anniversary
- Howard Aircraft
- Cessna 195
- Cessna 180/185
- Twin Bonanzas
- Comanche Aircraft
- Beech Staggerwings
- North American/Ryan Navions 75th anniversary
Due to limits on aircraft group parking areas at AirVenture, aircraft types may park together only if they arrive together. There is designated parking for past Oshkosh grand champion aircraft.
VAA officials also welcome a limited number of aircraft for its Affordable Aircraft area, which highlights how vintage aircraft provides a way into aviation ownership at an affordable price. Interested aircraft owners may contact VAA through that webpage.