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Ray Johnson

Ray grew up on a farm near Marion, Indiana & has had a lifelong interest in old airplanes, having an uncle who took him for his first ride in an Aeronca Defender. He received his private pilots license in 1980 & the same year joined EAA & the Vintage Aircraft Association. He was honored with a Bronze Lindy in 1995 & then again in 1996 received Grand Champion Classic Aircraft with his 1947 Aeronca Chief (11AC). Ray has attended every Oshkosh Convention since 1980. In 1991 he started the Fly/In Cruise/In held annually in Marion, Indiana, this year being the 32nd consecutive Fly/In held there. Ray serves as Chairman of and conducts the daily “Vintage In Review” program at Rose Memorial Plaza.

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