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Flint Hills Flyers and San Diego Chapter Newsletters, with Photos!

Posted in Chapter News | October 19, 2009

Here are the Flint Hills Flyers October 2009 Newsletter, and the San Diego Antiquer Chapter Newsletter for September and October.

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Aerial Shot of the Flint Hills Flyers Fall Fly-In on September 27.

Aerial shot of the Flint Hills Flyers Fall Fly-In

Metalworking Demonstration by Bob VonWiller and Steve Byers at the San Diego Chapter Meeting on September 24.

Reklaw Fly-In This Weekend

Posted in News | October 19, 2009

The Flying M Ranch, aka Reklaw Fly-In, is this coming weekend in Reklaw, Texas. This fly-in is put on by AAA Member Dave Mason and is a favorite amongst folks in the southeast. Visit the Fly-In website.

Antique Airfield Featured in GANews

Posted in News | October 19, 2009

General Aviation News (GANews) has featured Antique Airfield and the national Fly-In on their website. Member Sparky Barnes Sargent penned the article.

Colorado Chapter Featured in Aero-News TV Video

Posted in Chapter News | October 17, 2009

Aero-TV has done a video on the Colorado Chapter's work in reaching out to youth with antique aircraft flying and restoration. Worth a watch!

Nebraska Chapter October Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | October 17, 2009

Here's the Nebraska Chapter October 2009 Newsletter, featuring photos from this year's Minden Fly-in in August.

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Stinson "O" Replica Update

Posted in News | October 14, 2009

Brad Poling at Evergreen Aviation in Scappoose, OR sent us an update on the Stinson Model "O" replica project that they're building. They hope to be done with the fabric and finish work by next week and start assembling afterwards. The finish will be all Stinson maroon with white and gray trim. Test flights are expected before the end of the year.

Restoration Center Campaign Online Donations

Posted in News | October 14, 2009

Model of APM Restoration and Maintenance Center

The APM needs your help to "Keep the Antiques Flying!" Groundbreaking for the APM Restoration and Maintenance Center took place at the 2009 Fly-In, but there's much more to do to finish the facility. You can "Buy a Foot" of this new facility for $25/square foot and become an Antique Airfield Ambassador that supports Antique Airfield. Please consider a donation either online or via paper mail, and thank you!

AAA/APM Fly-In Slideshow

Posted in News | October 08, 2009

Brent Taylor has produced the first of several slideshows from the 2009 AAA/APM Fly-In. Thanks to the entire cast of photographers!

Matt Michael's Trip to DC in a Fly Baby

Posted in Members | October 05, 2009

Matt Michael with his Fly Baby

Matt Michael has written up his recent cross country to Washington, DC in a Fly Baby:

In one sense, flying an old, slow, single seat airplane nearly half way across the country is sometimes considered a bit extreme. On the other hand, people have been doing it for decades. For me, it was both straightforward and simple while at the same time being a very satisfying challenge that gave me a better appreciation for the early pioneers of long distance flying.

Read the full story. Matt did his shakedown flight after an overhaul to the National Fly-In at Antique Airfield. How did he get all that stuff into a Fly Baby!?

Matt Michael's Gear, this all fit into a Fly Baby

Fly Baby in Flight

Fairchild 42

Posted in News | October 05, 2009

This is the only surviving example of a Fairchild 42, currently based in Alaska and recently rebuilt by Holliday Air in Birchwood, AK. Photos by Bill Hughes.