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Statement 30th March 2020

At this time the media, press, politicians and many in the world of aviation are struggling to find the words to describe the situation in which we find ourselves. On a personal and global level we have had to make swift adjustments to our lives and for some there have been long term decisions to make which have brought their own challenges. The Vintage Aircraft Club has a 350 members from all walks of life. Some are airline captains, Air Traffic Controllers or Airfield Managers and many are PPL’s. Some work for the NHS and others are engineers, designers, photographers, aviation historians and writers, enthusiasts and amateur aircraft builders. As a club we are a family of like minded individuals sharing similar values and interests and also playing our part in the larger world of GA. Going through a shared experience of such magnitude together brings a different focus and I would like to think we are all in a situation where we can support one another in whatever way is appropriate.

Our Events timetable seems more like a ‘wish list’ at present and we will have to see as the weeks go by how our calendar will proceed. However, this is not the first time that the world has lived through such a devastating and disruptive experience and we will come out the other side, possibly stronger and closer for the shared experience. We as a club look forward to that time and we look forward to the resumption of our daily activities as and when we can. In the meantime keep safe and contact us should you wish or need to do so. Anne Hughes (VAC Chair)

‘Kids at Home – Aviation Art Competition’ Download Poster Here!

An urgent message to bored, aviation-minded, kids, parents and grandparents!

The Light Aircraft Association has launched a new Aviation Art Competition which will give young people at home an opportunity to use their creative skills to design a flying machine. The entries, in three age categories, 5-8, 9-12 and 13-15, can be drawn, painted or computer generated. They should be posted to the Light Aircraft Association’s Turweston headquarters by Tuesday 30th June 2020. Selected entries will be displayed on the LAA’s Facebook page and website in the coming weeks. Later, they will be judged by experts from the LAA, Shuttleworh Collection and the Guild of Aviation Artists. Prizes will include tickets for the prize winner and family to visit one of the Shuttleworth Collection’s spectacular air shows at Old Warden in Bedfordshire.

Said Anne Hughes (LAA Art Competition Coordinator): “For the last three years the LAA has facilitated a UK Young People’s Aviation Art Competition, with the winning entries forwarded to the FAI’s global contest each May. We hope that, in these difficult times, this competition will inspire the pilots, engineers or designers of the future to continue to look toward the world of aviation and perhaps give parents something different to keep their kids busy! Meantime, I hope everyone has some fun creating their piece of artwork!” Please see the LAA website and Facebook page for further details and a poster to print off to give added inspiration! The competition is sponsored by the Light Aircraft Association, the Shuttleworth Collection and the Guild of Aviation Artists. For further information, please contact Steve Slater at the Light Aircraft Association. or Download Poster! Note that you can now scan in and email your entries to

2020 Awards Dinner.

The VAC's Annual Diner and Awards Evening has been postponed as of 16 March 2020. The new date is Friday 9th October 2020.

General Data Protection Regulation.

The Club's GDPR statement can be found here!

Welcome to our web-site.

We hope you find the information contained in this web-site useful and that you will come and join us at one of our events and become a member.

Aims of the club.

The aim of the Vintage Aircraft Club is to provide a focal body for owners, pilots and enthusiasts of vintage and classic light aircraft by arranging fly-ins and other events and publishing a magazine for the benefit of its members. If you would like to find out more about the history of the club, and the volunteers who run it, including our Chairman, Anne Hughes, visit the "About VAC" page.


Membership of the club costs just £25 per year. For your membership you get a copy of the magazine four times a year, discounted landing fees at our events and access to exclusive members only events.


The club organises both Fly In events, and Non Fly In (access by ground travel only) events. Most of these are open to all who are interested in Vintage and Classic Aircraft, whether members of the club or not, but some events are exclusivley for members.


The Journal of the Vintage Aircraft Club, called Vintage and Classic, is published four times per year. Some back issues are available in pdf format online here.

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