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Celebrating the Antique Airplane Association's Diamond Jubilee

Featuring Luscombe Aircraft and the 75th Anniversary of the Model 8
AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In, August 28-September 2 2013

Photo by G.R. Dennis Price

The Board of Directors of both the Antique Airplane Association and the Air Power Museum are pleased to announce the 2013 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in theme: The Diamond Jubilee of the Antique Airplane Association featuring Luscombe aircraft as well as the 75th Anniversary of the Model 8.

It's hard to believe that in 1953 AAA founder Robert Taylor, with a classified ad in Flying magazine, began the organization that today is headquartered on its own privately owned airport, is home to the Air Power Museum and yearly hosts the preeminent fly-in for owners of antique/classic aircraft, known simply as "Blakesburg." Through those last 60 years the AAA has been the leader in helping its members restore and fly their antique and classic aircraft while also helping to protect and advocate for their owner's/pilot's rights.

In honor of this milestone we will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the AAA and our 60th National Fly-in by featuring antiques that attended those very first fly-ins starting in 1954.

Fleet 1, N8616 at the 1955 National Fly-in at Ottumwa. AAA founder/president Robert Taylor had his first open cockpit biplane ride in this Fleet (AAA archives)

NC8616 as she appears today. Owned by Ron Price, this Fleet has been a regular visitor to Antique Airfield over the last several years. (Gilles Auliard photo)

It's fitting, then, that we feature Luscombe aircraft as that aircraft's heritage emanates from Iowa where designer Don Luscombe was born, raised and where another of his earlier and famous designs, the Monocoupe, was originally manufactured.

We have already begun the process to feature an impressive cross section of Don Luscombe designed aircraft including the Monoprep, Monocoupe models 90a, 110 spl, D-145, Luscombe Phantom, Luscombe model 8 (8A, 8E, 8F, T8F etc.), 11A Sedan and other aircraft with a Luscombe heritage.

Of course we look forward to seeing those new restorations and interesting aircraft that help make the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in the premiere aviation event for those that fly and love antique aircraft.

The 2013 AAA-APM Fly-In will highlight the 80th anniversary of The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen to draw attention to the important role the early aviation radio programs played in inspiring an entire generation of young people towards aviation and other technical careers. There will be a Jimmie Allen Air Race during the fly-in.

Harman Dickerson's Jimmie Allen Sky Chief under construction.

On Friday there will be a commemorative Air Mail flight with officially sworn in pilots and flown covers, supported by the USPS, between Antique Airfield, Ottumwa, and Oskaloosa.

We will also be hosting the tenth anniversary of the National Air Tour of 2003, which was a commemoration and re-enactment of the uncompleted 1932 Ford Reliability Tour. To date we have 50 participants and 8 tour airplanes who will be attending the fly-in.

NAT #4, Travel Air 6000, Hank Galpin/ Ray Sanders, Kalispell, MT (photo by Gilles Auliard)

Brent Taylor
Fly-in Chairman

Airplanes from the First AAA Fly-ins That Will Be Returning for 2013

Pietenpol NX13691
Mary Ann Dunn
Youngstown, OH
attended the very first AAA Fly-in in 1954
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1929 Fleet 1 NC8616
Ron Price
Vineburg, CA
attended the 2nd annual AAA fly-in in 1955
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)

Featured Luscombe Aircraft

1947 Luscombe 8A N2208K
Kevin and Andrea Eldridge
Claremont, CA
1946 Luscombe 8A N71556
Chris Rhoads
Martinsville, IN
1948 Luscombe 8F NC1594B
Sharon Tinkler
Tullahoma, TN
1948 Luscombe T8F N1848B
Steve Curcio
Racine, WI
(Mark Pasqualino photo)
1947 Luscombe 8E NC2101K
JD Gleitz
Longmont, CO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1948 Luscombe 8E N1463B
Rick Clarke
Royal Oak, MD
1946 Luscombe 8A "Lil Buster" N71767
John Belluardo
Dayton, OH
1946 Luscome 8A N71108
Ron Pearson
Putnam, TX
1939 Luscombe 8A NC22091
Ron Shank
Greensburg, KS
(Nick Dean photo)
1949 Luscombe 8F "Huckleberry" N2054B
Jack Hoke
Westminster, MD
1946 Luscombe 8A N71363
James Ivey
Clint, TX
1947 Luscombe 8E N66DJ
John Chapman
Kalamazoo, MI
(Jerry Brinkerhuff photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A N71600
John Morrissey
Lee's Summit, MO
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1947 Luscombe 8E N37GH
Scott Ackland
Frederick, MD
(Sam Yu photo)
1948 Luscombe 8F N77L
Joe Pribilo
Santee, CA
1939 Luscombe 8A N25215
Matthew Lovley
Richfield, MN
1947 Luscombe 8E N2587K
Mike May
Axtell, NE
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A N74334
Dan Schmiedt
Westminster, SC
(Don Fraser photo)
1947 Luscombe 8A clipwing NX2133K
William Bradford
Independence, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1948 Luscombe 8A N1969B - "World's Smallest Airline"
Howard Hollinger
Austin, TX
(Photo by Dennis Price)
1946 Luscombe 8E NC1761K
Cynthia Grant
Austin, TX
(Photo by Howard Hollinger)
1939 Luscombe 8A NC25147
Alan Abell
Elgin, IL

National Air Tour Reunion Attendees

1928 Travel Air 4000 NC9024
NAT #2
Roger & Elizabeth Gomoll
Roseville, MN
1932 Waco UEC NC12471
NAT #15
John Swander
DeSoto, KS
(Nigel Hitchman photo)
1931 Stinson SM-6000B NC11153
NAT #29
Greg Herrick
Minneapolis, MN
(Don Thun Photo)
1928 Fairchild FC-2-W2 N13934
NAT #12
Greg Herrick
Minneapolis, MN
(Nigel Hitchman photo)
1928 Travel Air 6000 NC9038
NAT #4
Hank Galpin
Kalispell, MT
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)

People and Airplanes Already Registered

1948 Cessna 195 N195H
Jere Calef
Mohave, CA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Ercoupe NC94068
A.J. Stricker
Holts Summit, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1943 Howard DGA-15P NC5604V
Dave Bole
Enumclaw, WA
1938 Ryan SCW NC18914
Russell Williams
Bellevue, WA
1930 Waco RNF NC895V
Joe Kaminskas
Biglerville, PA
1942 Boeing Stearman A75N1 N966CD
Chuck Doyle
Webster, MN
1953 Beech D18S NC411J
Flown by Alex Smith, Janesville, WI
Owned by Chuck Doyle, Webster, MN
Travel Air 4000 NC9958
Flown by Lyman Hatz
Owned by Chuck Doyle, Webster, MN
1947 Aeronca 11BC N4022E "Cousin Eddie"
Travis Gregory and Linda Griffen
Ames, IA
1941 Boeing E75N-1 NC3976B
David Bates
Fairbault, MN
(Nigel Hitchman photo)
1940 Taylorcraft BC-65 NC29624
Carl Carson
Cedar Rapids, IA
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1941 Waco UPF-7 NC180GD
Gerry Flaugher
Poplar Grove, IL
1941 Stearman PT-17 N8264E
Dan & Barb Kirkpatrick
Lawson, MO
(Nigel Hitchman photo)
1942 Stearman PT-17 N62134
Todd & Tabatha Harders
Cairo, NE
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1942 Boeing Stearman E75 N5000V
Randy Miller
Grand Junction, CO
(Robert "Hawkeye" Hughes photo)
1939 Spartan 7W "Executive" NC17634
James Savage
Gibsonia, PA
(Bob Punch photo)
1950 Bellanca 14-19 "Cruisemaster" N6561N
Ron and Peri Hansen
Holts Summit, MO
(Chuck Stewart photo)
Pietenpol Aircamper NX29NX
Rob Bach
Burlington, WI
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1931 Fleet 7 NC86V
John Elliot
Bethesda, MD
(photo by Carl Becker)
1949 Piper PA-16 "Clipper" N5918H
Ed Lachendro
Beaver Dam, WI
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1950 Piper PA-20 "Pacer" N1502A
Wayne Mansfield
West Boxford, MA
1938 Fairchild 24J NC19177
Mark Lancaster
Ottumwa, IA
(Jeff Lancaster photo)
1951 Cessna 195A N1032D
Ron Huckins
Derby, KS
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1941 Stearman PT-17 N46879
Moe Hunn
St. Charles, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1937 Stinson SR9-B NC17154
John Nance
San Diego, CA
1952 Cessna 195 N1571D
Stan & Sandy Sweikar
Dameron, MD
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1941 Fleet 16B NC41DJ
Phill Bragg, III
Windsor, NC
1946 Beechcraft G17S NC80321
Stephen Craig
Lawrence, KS
(Brent Taylor photo)
1946 Globe Swift N3729K
Steven Roth
Madison, VA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1941 Piper J-4E NC35887
Jeff Cain
Denver, CO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Commonwealth Skyranger NC90683
Robert Copeland
Chandler, AZ
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1952 Cessna 195 N195MJ
Roald Lutz
Sandia Park, NM
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1944 Cessna T50 N41759
Tom Huf
Kingsley, PA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1947 Stinson 108-2 N9502K
Winn & Carolyn Baker
Darien, GA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Cessna 120 N89530
Stuart Nielson
Cleburne, TX
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1941 Waco UPF-7 NC32035
Tracy Tally
Flower Mound, TX
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1944 Boeing Stearman N2S-5 N75NM
Nick Mirales
Prince Frederick, MD
1946 Aeronca 11AC N4611D
Richard Crawford
Knoxville, IA
1946 Cessna 140 N72481
Gary L. Greenland
Three Springs PA
1940 Aeronca 65CA N29433
Frants Madsen
Melbourne, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1942 Meyers OTW N34323
Jim & Becky Jones
Newton, IA
(Nigel Hitchman photo)
1955 Piper Tri-Pacer
Michael Reed
Parsons, KS
1940 Culver LCA "Cadet" N281W
Jim Rezich
Winnebago, IL
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1946 Aeronca 7AC N85607
Paul Berge
Indianola, IA
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1952 Cessna 170B N8340A
Bill Weyers
Grimes, IA
(Steve Black photo)
1938 Waco EGC-8 NC2329
David Tyndall
Zachary, LA
(Andy Heins photo)
1938 DeHavilland DH-82 "Tiger Moth" N86TM
Bob Thomas
Indianapolis, IN
1930 Waco ASO NC119Y
John LaBarre
Cincinnati, OH
(Nigel Hitchman photo)
1947 Stinson 108-3 N638C
Jody Jones
Stilwell, OK
1940 Porterfield CP-65 NC25499
Charles Slinger
Randolph, WI
1938 Waco ACG-8 NC2312
Mike Araldi
Lakeland, FL
(Jim Koepnick photo)
1947 Bellanca 14-13-2 NC74432
Scott Thomas
Woodlawn, VA
(Christopher Thomas photo)
2005 Piper PA-11 N535FL
Monte Jestes
Stillwater, OK
1934 Waco YKC NS14137
Dave & Jeanne Allen
Elbert, CO
(Doug Ratchford photo)
1971 Bowers Flybaby N337X
Fulton Cook
Elizabethton, TN
1946 Ercoupe 415C N93318
Marc Broer
Des Moines, IA
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1937 Waco YKS-7 NC17453
Tom Eggert
Woodbury, MN
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1947 Piper PA-12 NC3072M
Craig Munter
Crystal Lake, IL
1997 Givens T-Clips N595G
Erik Edgren
Oskaloosa, IA
(Nigel Hitchman photo)
2005 Corben Baby Ace D N488N
Steve McGuire
Ponca City, OK
(G.R.Dennis Price photo)
1975 Rose-Rhinehart A4C "Parrakeet" NC14883
C.W. "Skip" Gatschet
Weston, MO
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1939 Piper J-3 NC23226
Paul Isakson
Amery, WI
1942 Stearman PT-17 N56221
Nick Hildreth
Red Oak, IA
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1941 Piper J-3 NC40827
Ed Lachendro/Max Platts
Beaver Dam, WI
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1946 Fairchild 24R N81362
Steve Quick
Owasso, OK
(Paul Stevens photo)
1939 Aeronca Chief NC24228
Raymond Robinson
Nevada, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1943 Howard DGA-15P NC29457
Roger Brown
Port St. Lucie, FL
(photo courtesy Michigan AAA)
1950 Cessna 195 N9883A
Larry Nelson
Springfield, MO
L-5 Stinson N3232S
Forrest B. Wood
Cookson, Oklahoma
1937 Waco YKS-7 NC17457
Scott Johansson
St. Charles, MO
1943 Taylorcraft L2M N46112
Gene Lockwood
Glencoe, OK
(G.R.Dennis Price photo)
1941 Aeronca 65CA N34526
Johnny Parker
Murray, KY
1929 Command-Aire 5C3 NC997E
Bob Lock
Polk City, FL
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1979 Steen Skybolt N44AD
Mike Rosman
Eagle, WI
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1993 Cygnet SF-2A N4215G
Michael Hargrave
Marshalltown, IA
(Brent Taylor photo)