The Antique Airplane Association of Colorado (AAACO) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, educational organization.

Our Mission is to foster, encourage, sponsor, and promote:

  • public interest in all phases of aviation, including the history of aviation and the aircraft associated with such history;
  • public interest in the preservation, restoration, use, and knowledge of antique and classic airplanes or other flying machines; and,
  • aviation and aeronautical gatherings, shows, and exhibits.

Donate Today!

Through your charitable donation, we can continue to further our mission.


AAACO members range from non-pilots to airline captains; from Airframe and Power-plant mechanics and aerospace engineers to firefighters, teachers, and realtors. We own airplanes dating from 1923-2015. We participate in fly-ins, airport fairs and expos. We conduct aerodynamics labs in local schools. We teach kids to build truss-type wing ribs at local airshows and to build airworthy, full-scale airplanes such as our recently completed 1946 Taylorcraft BC-12-D. We provide scholarships to students who are passionate about aviation. We are a community of enthusiasts who enjoy socializing, flying, educating, building, and sharing our passion with all ages.

The AAACO is one of twenty chapters of the Antique Airplane Association (AAA), which is headquartered between Ottumwa and Blaksburg, Iowa. AAA also includes ten type clubs, providing valuable information ad contacts for specific makes of aircraft.

AAA was formed in 1953 to “Keep the Antiques Flying” and continues to make this mission priority number one. It is the worlds oldest antique and classic airplane association. The Association created AirPower Museum (APM) as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1965. APM currently boasts of tree hangars, tons of spare engine and aircraft parts, 20,000 square feet of display area, and a library. The library brims with 6,000 books and a large collection of periodicals.

AAACO and AAA membership dues are $35 and $40, respectively, per year. Neither aircraft ownership nor pilots license is required for membership. AAA membership benefits include:

  • Access to the AAA/APM Fly-In a the Antique Airfield
  • Issues of the Antique Airfield Runway printed publication
  • Eligibility for discounted aircraft and liability insurance through our Butler-Brown Insurance group plan
  • Research copy services for aviation and technical library holdings, available at cost

Visit the website, www.antiqueaurfield.com to learn more about the AAA.


News and Events

Monthly Meetings 

We gather on the first Wednesday of every month to socialize and enjoy fascinating aviation-themed presentations. We meet from 7-9PM at Journeys Aviation, Boulder Municipal Airport: 3335 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301.


We have joined forces with Boulder’s EAA chapter to rebuild a 3/4th replica of a Curtiss Jenny.

Workshops are EVERY Saturday, 9-1PM and Thursday 6-9PM at Dave Elliots hangar at Boulder Airport, hangar 3309. 

Address:  3309 Airport Road, Boulder,CO 80301

AAACO Bylaws, 1996

Join Us

A membership includes access to our events and workshops for one year.

If you would like to pay for your membership dues online, please select your preferred payment process below.

If you would like to pay for your membership by check or cash, please print out the membership renewal form below and mail in.

Link: Membership Form

Once the payment is confirmed, you will receive an email that contains a special link to complete your registration. Please check your spam folder for this email.
Click special link in the email to register and choose a “username” and “password” for your account.

Annual Membership Dues

Adult: $35 $20 (expires 02/10/2021)

One adult membership includes access to our events and workshops for you and one guest.




Student*: $20 $5 (expires 02/10/2021)

One student membership provides access to our events and workshops at a discounted rate for college students with a valid I.D.




If you have any questions or would like to speak with us, please contact us below.

Board Of Directors 

Jon Eriksson Youngblut, President

Harry Ross, Vice President

Carl Lawrence, Treasurer

Dan Smith, Events & Social Programs Director

Ed Pruss, Director – Parakeet Reconstruction Project

Jim Sutton, Director

Open Seat, Secretary

Charitable Trust

Greg Llafet, Trustee

JD Gleitz, Trustee 

Jim Douglas, Trustee