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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.

Statement for 2022

Another door opens into a New Year and we view 2022 as a year that promises to return to a semblance of normality though still lacking all the certainties we have relied on in the past. One certainty that did return in 2021 was that as soon as we resumed our normal flying activity the weather gods had other ideas and several of our events were scrubbed!

Throughout the pandemic we have continued to see a growth in membership and thank the resilience of our members and their support during challenging times. We have learned many lessons over the last two years and have adapted to new ways of planning our activities. We are pleased to be able to engage with the members with a varied programme of Zoom presentations which are a useful way of keeping in touch during winter months. We also run ground events alongside our fly-ins so that we can still meet up socially by driving to the events should the weather be unfit for flying. We continue to organize events across the country so that we can bring our vintage aircraft to various locations from Bodmin to Breighton, Yorkshire, and from Sleap, in Shropshire, to Fenland in Lincolnshire. In this way we become involved at a local level with enthusiasts and flyers. We would like to thank all those who put so much effort into hosting the VAC at these events and making us feel so welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there and always provide an opportunity for non-members to join the VAC at our events. Keep an eye on our calendar which is updated regularly. Anne Hughes (VAC Chair)

How Green is your Airfield, and Vintage Aircraft and the Environment.

An informal talk to VAC members on BODMIN AIRFIELD was given by JAY GATES via Zoom on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

The talk consisted of a brief introduction to Jay and his role at Bodmin, together with a short history of the airfield. This was followed by an explanation of how they came to realise that they were, in fact, a very environmentaly friendly "green" airfield. A description of what this consisted of, and how they set about maintaining this situation, together with some advice on how to involve the local community, and how to turn any suitable airfield green made up the rest of the talk. The Zoom session was recorded, and an edited version of it together with a pdf download of the powerpoint presentation can be accessed from this page. or from the sidebar menu on every page. The VAC environmental statement can also now be found on the "How green is your airfield" page.

Transport Trust Lifetime Achievement Award

VAC President, David Ogilvy OBE, FRAeS, is awarded the Transport Trust’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Transport Trust have kindly given us permission to include the article about David and his award that they published in their Winter 2020/21 edition of Transport Digest.
Download the Transport Trust Article here. The PDF files open in a new window.
If you want to know more about the Transport Trust, please follow this link.

Return to the skies, by Anne Hughes and Andy Amor

G-AVDF first flew on 8th April 1967 and was Sir Peter Masefield’s dream come true. A British light aircraft that would be at the centre of light aviation as a tourer and trainer with a military aircraft, the Bulldog, to follow. This is the story of how the prototype Beagle Pup was restored to fly again
For further information and to purchase the book, please visit this page.

The Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship for 2021 has been awarded to Alistair Lawrence.

The highly popular Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship’ for 2021 has been awarded to twenty-two year old Alistair Lawrence. For more information please visit the Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship page.

General Data Protection Regulation.

The Club's GDPR statement can be found here!

Membership:

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.

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.

Magazine

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.

Facebook Page

The club also maintains a Facebook Page here. Facebook Logo

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