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.
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.
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.
Ron Price bought his rare 1938 Luscombe Model 4 in 1977 when it was on display in a museum, but the restoration didn't begin in earnest until nearly 30 years later.
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.
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.
One Piece at a Time
Jim and Ken Kreutzfeld, EAA 797045 and 76669, painstakingly restored this 1943 Howard DGA-15P, the winner of the Antique Grand Champion Gold Lindy award at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. See the May 2020 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine for more.