Since 1953, the AAA has worked to "Keep the Antiques Flying™"
The Antique Airplane Association, Inc. was first formed in August of 1953 by a few persons with a deep interest in old airplanes. At that time no other association existed that had a specific interest in antique and classic airplanes. No aviation historical groups had yet been formed. The AAA was organized to "Keep the Antiques Flying" and this basic premise has always been our main interest and primary function. We do provide our membership with aviation history and memories of the important parts our own members have played in this fascinating subject.
The AAA Today
The AAA currently has over twenty active chapters with a close working relationship with many of the type clubs. At the present time the AAA, Inc. provides communication and publications for the Interstate, Culver, Corben, Fairchild, Great Lakes, Pietenpol, Rearwin, Parrakeet, Hatz and Travel Air Clubs. Antique Airfield is the site for numerous type club fly-ins each season and we welcome their use of Antique Airfield as a practical and economical site for their annual fly-ins and conventions.
The Officers, National and State Directors of the AAA serve without any compensation and all income derived from dues, subscriptions, fly-ins, et cetera, is used for the administration and development of the association for the benefit of it's members. Read more about the AAA National Directors.
The Antique Airplane Association, Inc. is located at Antique Airfield near Blakesburg, Iowa along with the Airpower Museum. Inc., our affiliated organization.
Membership in the AAA is open to anyone and being a pilot or airplane owner is not a requirement for belonging. During the past 24 years our grass runways, campgrounds and the affiliated Airpower Museum have provided a realistic and pleasant place to visit and participate in antique, classic and unique airplane activities.
The Annual Invitational AAA/APM Fly-In and Convention is held every Labor Day Weekend. Join us here in the most authentic setting in the world. Go back in time to aviation's golden years.