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Vintage Aircraft Anniversaries
The Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 with notable vintage aircraft anniversaries and gatherings. Some of the unique aircraft that will be highlighted will include the following:
Stinsons - 100th Anniversary
Carried over from 2020, the Stinson family of aircraft will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Stinson owners who want to participate should contact the Stinson Owners Group at www.stinsonowners.org.
Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer - 70th Anniversary
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. Short Wing Piper owners should contact the Short Wing Piper Club at www.shortwingpiperclub.org.Limited special parking areas have been established for these two groups.
Owners of other notable vintage aircraft should contact their type clubs (noted below) for additional gatherings at Oshkosh.
- 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.