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2013 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in "Family Album"

Posted in News | September 15, 2013
The 2013 AAA/APM Fly-in may be over but the images captured by those who attended are beginning to arrive here at AAA Headquarters. Looking through the various photographs reminds us in many ways of perusing a family photo album. So whether you were able to be here in person or just in spirit, we hope you enjoy this album featuring a sampling of photos from all those photographers, both professional and amateur, we've received images from so far.

Plus we'll continue to add to this album as we receive more photos of our "Diamond Jubilee" event.

Brent Taylor

Great seats for watching the arrivals. Photo by Audie Hollon

Caroline Sheen, from Air & Space magazine, presents AAA Founder/President Robert Taylor with a special gift during the AAA 60th Anniversary celebration on Friday evening. Photo by Bob Punch.

Who says young people aren’t interested in aviation? Photo by Don Parsons

Ben Cox & fiancé Anne-Marie, from Bristol, United Kingdom, attended in their DeHavilland DH-80A "Puss Moth" which is currently based in Spokane, WA. Photo by Gilles Auliard

Susie Pierson, Blakesburg Postmaster, swearing in the mail pilots before their departure flying USPS approved commemorative mail celebrating the AAA 60th Anniversary. Photo by Ron Price

Ben Lachendro with the mail bag in the Fleet, flown by Chris Price. Photo by Joy Lachendro

The "Pilot's Pub". Photo by Jeff Cain.

The Luscombe Row facing West. Photo by Kim Watkins.

The Luscombe Row facing East. Photo by Max Platts/Tom Charpentier

The Texas Chapter members at the Fly-in. Photo by Phil Cook.

A Cessna 195 can haul all the comforts of home. Photo by Richard Hawley.

Starry, starry night. Photo by Rob Bach.

Keep the Antiques Flying. Photo by Brent Taylor.

Florida Cub Flyers September 2013 Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | September 15, 2013

Here's the Florida Cub Flyers September 2013 Chapter Newsletter. Chapter Leader Pow-wow, parts replacement rules, and more!

Please Share Your Photos & Videos

Posted in News | September 13, 2013

Attention photographers!

If you attended the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in and captured photos/videos of the planes, people, activities and flying, please consider sharing them with us here at AAA Headquarters for use on the website, in the Antique Airfield Runway and in future videos from "Brent Taylor Productions". Proper credit for use of any images or videos will be given. "Thanks" go out to Audie Hollon, Bob Punch, Gilles Auliard, Jeff Cain, Max Platts, Tom Charpentier, Rob Bach & Dave Schober who have already provided photos or have indicated they will be sending us their captured images.

Brent Taylor photo

Jimmie Allen Air Race Video from 2013 Fly-In

Posted in News | September 13, 2013

Here's some of the fun from the Jimmie Allen air races that were held at the 2013 Fly-In.

Florida Antique Biplane Association Chapter September 2013 Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | September 13, 2013

Florida Antique Biplane Association September 2013 Newsletter.

Luscombe Dawn Patrol Video

Posted in Members | September 11, 2013

The Luscombe crew were out flying dawn patrols at the 2013 Fly-In. Thanks to Mike Bowen for compiling!

2013 Fly-In Award Winners

Posted in News | September 10, 2013

Grand Champion Awards

Antique Pre-1936
Grand Champion 1934 Waco YKC NS14137 Dave and Jeanne Allen, Elbert, CO

Gilles Auliard photo
Sweepstakes 1929 Monosport N4799E Glenn Peck, Creve Coeur, MO

Don Parsons photo
Classic 1936-1941
Grand Champion 1938 Waco EGC-8 NC2329 Dave Tyndall, Zachary, LA

Gilles Auliard photo
Sweepstakes Waco YKS N47154 John Cournoyer & Terry Chastain, Creve Coeur, MO

Brent Taylor photo
Warbirds 1941-1945
Grand Champion 1943 Howard DGA-15 N29457 Roger Brown, Port St. Lucie, FL
Sweepstakes 1943 Taylorcraft L-2 N47727 Mike & Susan Letrello, St. Charles, MO
Neo-Classic 1946-1956
Grand Champion 1948 Piper PA-15 Vagabond N4426H Vaughn Lovely, Minneapolis, MN

Brent Taylor photo
Sweepstakes 1947 Luscombe 8A N2208K Kevin and Andrea Eldridge, Los Angeles, CA
Grand Champion Hatz Classic NX1279 Mark Lightsey, Riverside, CA

Mark Lightsey photo
Sweepstakes RV-4 N799D Dallas Grimm, Sioux City, IA

Brent Taylor photo

Chapter Choice Awards

Arizona Chapter Choice
1938 Ryan SCW NC18914 Russell Williams, Bellevue, WA
Flabob Chapter "Most Unrestored Aircraft" Award
Pietenpol N13691 Frank Pavliga, Owner; Rob Bach, Pilot
Iowa Chapter Choice
1948 Piper Vagabond N4426H Vaughn Lovely, Minneapolis, MN
Marginal Aviation Chapter
1946 Luscombe 8A NC45896 TJ and Rob Stegman, Saint Peters, MO
Nebraska Chapter Choice
1946 Funk NC77727 Greg Heckman, Polo, IL
Texas Chapter Choice
1948 Luscombe 8F NC1594B Sharon Tinkler, Tullahoma, TN
Wisconsin Chapter Choice
1932 Waco UEC NC12471 John Swander, Desoto, KS

Type Club Awards

Fairchild Club, Closed Cockpit
1946 Fairchild 24R N81210 Ray Middleton
Parakeet Club Award
1975 Rhinehart-Rose N14883 Charles "Skip" Gatschet, Weston, MO
Hatz Club
  NX1279 Mark Lightsey, Riverside, CA
Pietenpol Club
Currently the world's oldest flying Pietenpol. Was at the first AAA fly-in in 1953. N13691 Frank Pavliga, Owner; Rob Bach, Pilot
Corben Club
Baby Ace N488N Steve McGuire, Ponca City, OK
Culver Club
1940 Culver Cadet N281W Jim Rezich, Winnebago, IL

Other Awards

Lyle Hoselton Memorial Award - Best Workmanship By Owner
1934 Waco YKC NS14137 Dave and Jeanne Allen, Elbert, CO
Butler Brown - People's Choice
1948 Luscombe 8F NC1594B Sharon Tinkler, Tullahoma, TN
Joe Hecker Memorial - Longest Distance In A Howard
1943 Howard DGA-15 N5604V Dave Bole, Enumclaw, WA
Brent L. Taylor Award, Best 2nd Generation Antique
Bi-Fly Baby NX65FB Alan Hatz
Ken Love Award - Best Wright Powered Aircraft
Travel Air 4000   John Mertzdorf, New Ulm, MN
Robert L. Taylor Best Aircraft Under 50hp
Pietenpol N13691 Frank Pavliga, Owner; Rob Bach, Pilot
Rex Yoakam Memorial - APM Volunteer of the Year
Ken Marth, Ottumwa, IA
Lady Antiquer of the Year
Cora Hollon, Milan, MO
Antiquer of the Year
Mike Gretz, Montezuma, IA

Official Attendance Tally for the 2013 Fly-In

Posted in News | September 10, 2013

The official aircraft counts for the 2013 Fly-In are in from Steve Butler, chief statistician:

398 total aircraft
68.5 Luscombes

This is a record for the modern 5-day duration fly-ins. Thank you to everybody who came out to Blakesburg!

Texas Chapter September 2013 Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | September 10, 2013

Here's the Texas Chapter August 2013 Chapter Newsletter. Many good articles this issue: Chapter meetings, Blakesburg recap, and more forced landings than you can shake a stick at with an Eaglet. Here's an excerpt:

I have been very fortunate in picking forced landing spots. My favorite one was with my 8 year old grandson returning from Jack Winthrop's place. Out of the blue, number 2 cylinder blew off breaking the cable that was suppose to secure them in place. The landing site was most important because we were Southwest bound along Rt 121 right at Coit Road, a four lane divided road running south of us. Not much traffic so I picked the lane with the least traffic and landed, just like any other landing. The first car that stopped had a cell phone so I called Jack Winthrop for help. Then he and Nancy drove down to us and took us home.

The next day with Jack's trailer we brought it home. Several forced landings followed throughout our years together and luckily there were no injuries. So in July 2013 I decided that I was getting too old for all that excitement, and donated it to the Polar Grove Airport museum in Illinois. Steve Thomas, the airport owner, trailered it to it's new home and I was on hand to reassemble it. I was given a very nice reception party and everyone is happy.

Blakesburg 2013 Roll Call Slideshows

Posted in News | September 10, 2013

Jim Savage created a roll call slideshow video of all the aircraft at Blakesburg 2013 on Friday night. Two parts this year due to the large crowd!