Antiques and Collectibles

Antique and collectible aircraft are historical aircraft no longer in production. Individuals often purchase antique and collectible aircraft at auctions or through dealers. They then spend time and money carefully restoring these aircraft back to their original condition.

Such antique and collectible restoration may involve simple cosmetic improvements or may involve more complex internal replacements. Antique and collectible aircraft can be seen at museums. Antique aircraft associations provide a meeting place for restoration enthusiasts to share their common interest. These aviation enthusiasts are determined to keep aircraft history alive. Members of these societies often organize fly-ins to show off their much treasured vintage aircraft.