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AYA 2020 Fredericksburg, Texas Convention Preview is here.

AYA 2019 Bahamas Dorian Relief Mission

by: Walt Porter

There we were, five Grummans in a loose formation heading for an airport, cleared for the right break for landing but there was a wall of water falling from the sky just to the right of the runway. Our inexperienced formation had to make a quick change to right echelon in order to break left away from the heavy rain...

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The AYA welcomes you to its home on the web!

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Here you will learn about the organization, it's mission, along with viewing some photos and videos of a few of the exciting events that have occurred. The AYA organizes events for its members, which are conveniently located in varying areas around the regions. These events include fly-in brunches, overnight flying destinations, annual fly-in conventions, or exciting cross country adventures .

The AYA exists to serve its members.

As an active worldwide organization the American Yankee Association provides a unified avenue for those who own, operate, or just have an interest in the American Aviation, Grumman American, and Gulfstream Aerospace, AGAC and Tiger Aircraft. The AYA is open to everyone regardless of aircraft ownership or flying experience. The only criteria to join us is the desire to share the passion of flight.

The American Yankee Association (AYA) is the official owners group for all models of American Aviation, Grumman American, and Gulfstream Aerospace, AGAC and Tiger Aircraft. AYA was initially formed in June, 1976. The original concept focused on the model AA1 "American Yankee," with owners of subsequent two- and four-place models accepted as "associate members." This was changed almost immediately to include as full members all of the two-place owners, and, in 1978, the bylaws were amended to include all of the other models built by American Aviation, Grumman American, and Gulfstream Aerospace. In 1989, these aircraft were returned to production by the American General Aircraft Company (AGAC), and remained in production until 1994. Tiger Aircraft revived the line between 2001 and 2006. In honor of the original aircraft, the Yankee, designed by Jim Bede, the name of the organization has remained "American Yankee Association." The name has a long history that is well-known by numerous publications and organizations which have dealt with us over the years.

Join The AYA!

Membership is open to all owners, pilots, and enthusiasts of the entire aircraft product line, ranging from the AA1 through the GA7. All memberships include the spouse or significant other of the primary member. Our policy on partnership-owned airplanes is that all partners not of the same household should join as individual members.

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The Benefits Of Membership
      Besides the personally rewarding camaraderie with other members, AYA events, and a myriad of other benefits, inside our website you will find:
 AYA Membership Directory (Members)
 Personal Membership File and Settings (Members)
Current and Archived AYA American Star Newsletters- click here for a sample 
Scholarship Program
New Owners, Pilot Proficiency Program
Member Discount Program
Grumman Savvy Shops (Members)
Technical Library Access (Members)
Company Store
Annual Convention
Ask The Experts
Promotional Brochure
Lauren Larsen and Dicey Miller Awards

Contact Us

For questions, comments or suggestions
regarding the AYA in general, please contact:
Sharon Spence, President, +1 (306) 441-9525

Membership Related:
Stew Wilson, AYA Secretary/Treasurer
PO Box 1531
Cameron Park, CA 95682, +1 (530) 295-7158, fax- +1 (530) 387-5200

Website Related:
Don Metz, AYA Webmaster

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