Our group is dedicated to the idea of replicating two authentic Benoist Type XII tractor biplanes like the ones originally built here in St. Louis by Thomas W. Benoist. 

 Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 39 is a VAA chapter organized under the greater workings of the Experimental Aircraft Association which is headquartered in Oshkosh, WI. Our mission is the restore, preserve, display, and operate vintage and antique aircraft and to promote the sport so that our aviation history is kept alive for future generations to enjoy.

VAA Chapter 39 is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational institution recognized by both the IRS and the State of Missouri. 

Our Project Goal

Our Mission

Interested in learning more about Thomas W. Benoist? Check out Gary Liming's book on this facinating piece of our local history!  

Click on this link for more information about Gary's book Swift As An Arrow.

Add Text Here...