Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society – Fredericksburg Chapter Meeting: The next Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society Fredericksburg Chapter meeting is Saturday, May 25th and will be a field trip to Dick Merrill’s grave site. Times and more information coming soon!
On April 20, 2019, member Tim McSwain was presented with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at KJGG in Williamsburg. Story by Ray Gill
Life Member Emeritus, Tom Woodburn’s account of his journey to bring home his “new” beauty in “A Waco comes Home” originally published in the National WACO Club’s Waco Pilot, New Year’s edition.
The Spring Edition of the Virginia Eagles Newsletter is here! If you did not get your newsletter, please contact the headquarters office 540-376-3256. If you’d like a link to the online edition and you are a member, contact the VAHS office or become a member and get the newsletter with your membership.
Thank you to everybody who sent in their nominations for this year’s Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame. Results will be announced soon! The Hall of Fame Banquet will again be at the Hospitality House in Fredericksburg, October 19, 2019. Mark your calendars now, and check the website for more information as it becomes available.
And a reminder about a few easy ways YOU can help promote the VAHS:
1) Suggest to your local newspaper that the VAHS can be profiled in a short article, including information on how to join the Society. All of the VAHS office contact information is located inside the front cover of this newsletter; all you have to do is pass that information along.
2) If you have a special aviation event coming up—let us know. The VAHS has attractive new materials and light-weight display banners that are easy-to-transport and set up, along with our free Hall of Fame DVD’s that are more popular than candy! Simply contact the VAHS Office Manager, Sue Baker, to give the date of your event and check on availability of the VAHS materials and display, (540) 376-3265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Gift Memberships–The VAHS is eager to reach new members to enhance and sustain our aviation history audience—our life-blood. Give a friend or student a gift membership today!