Every Labor Day weekend, about 350 airplanes descend on Antique Airfield, about 180 idyllic acres of gently rolling Iowa grass just west of Ottumwa, for the Antique Airplane Association’s annual invitation-only fly-in.
From the Vault: Flying the Spirit of St. Louis
From EAA's archives: Learn about Charles Lindbergh's journey in the Spirit of St. Louis in a nonstop flight from New York, to Paris, France. We also explore EAA's Spirit of St. Louis replica and what it's like to fly this unique airplane.
The Aeronca LB Low-Wing - a tribute to Smilin' Jack Tiffany
This rare 1936 Aeronca LB is a head-turner wherever it goes, and that was especially true when it came to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2018. Get a closer look at this uncommon piece of history in this video.
The Family Skywagon
Carl Geisert, EAA Lifetime 852448, was the driving force behind the gathering of Cessna 180/185s at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. His airplane, N1546C, is a 1953 180 that has been in his family for more than 50 years.
The Second Westfall Special
When Jeff Paulson, EAA 263515, brought this striking little biplane to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, he found that almost nobody knew what it was. That’s not surprising, as it’s a one-off replica of a one-off design called the Westfall Special.
One Airplane - Two Lifelong Friends
Myron Lokken, EAA 532919, and his longtime friend Doug Tomas, EAA 84351, bought this Aeronca Champ, originally owned by Myron’s father Bill. As this video shows, there’s more to this beautiful airplane than just the distinctive paint scheme.
Ballance Restored: A Stunning Stinson Flies Home
Sparkling like a jewel in the midsummer sun, a stunning 1934 straight-wing Stinson SR-5A Reliant was proudly poised in front of the VAA Red Barn during #OSH19.