Timeless Treasures: The Vintage Planes Of AirVenture
The AirVenture Airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is the place to be if you love aviation in any form. Planes new and old are welcome, but the Experimental Aviation Association rolled out the red carpet for the old planes, especially the vintage restorations.
Restoring a vintage warbird is no easy task, but the payoff is incredible. Some of these guys have spent close to 20 years restoring their planes and the Vintage Aircraft Association rewards that dedication. The VAA put together a section at AirVenture where the crowds could see restorations from the Golden Age of Aviation.
“This is a 1936 Lockheed Electra Junior. The Airplane is very comfortable inside, it’s a very nice executive transport. It is the 8th one built and currently the oldest one flying in the United States. It took 19 years to restore it, we’ve been flying since 07. It’s fun to fly and people love looking at it.”
– Joe Sheperd (Electra Junior Restorer/Owner)
These classic planes range from a Ryan ST, an Interstate Cadet, a 1909 Curtiss Pusher and Spartan Executive just to name a few. The vintage jets all polished to beautiful chrome finish have to be seen in this beautiful film from the fine folks at the EAA.