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Vintage Aircraft

Vintage Aircraft AssociationThe Vintage Aircraft Association is the EAA division that brings people together who share a love for the aircraft of yesterday. The association has been working tirelessly to keep aviation history alive since its founding in 1971.

Vintage aircraft are more than just living museum pieces; they’re fully functioning time machines, immersing pilots and passengers in the sights and sounds of eras gone by. Whether it’s a classic like a Cub, an open-cockpit biplane, or a one-of-a-kind early airliner, these aircraft tell the story of aviation, live and in-person.VAA members are passionate stewards of the history of aviation, and dedicated to preserving, promoting, and sharing that history with like-minded people from around the world.

Whether you fly, restore, or simply enjoy vintage aircraft and aviation, we invite you to consider adding the Vintage Aircraft Association to your EAA membership.  

Join VAA

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Official Website

Click to view the Vintage Aircraft Association’s standalone website.

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Ensuring Compliance for Vintage Military Aircraft Operations
EAA staff are facilitating discussions regarding potential changes to Living History Flight Experience exemptions contained within the FAA r... Read More
Ron Alexander to Be Inducted Posthumously Into Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame

The late Ron Alexander, whose dedication to vintage aircraft led to unmatched efforts to preserve history and welcome a new generation to... Read More

Dusenbury Becomes Vintage Aircraft Association President

Susan Dusenbury of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, a longtime vintage aircraft enthusiast and Vintage Aircraft Association member and chapte... Read More

Sport Aviation Halls of Fame Accepting Nominations

The history of aviation is marked by men and women who possessed the passion, leadership, and can-do spirit to ignore the known limits of... Read More

Former Vintage Airplane Editor Gene Chase Dies

Gene Chase, a longtime editor of Vintage Airplane magazine and later a member of the Vintage Aircraft Association board of directors, die... Read More

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