Welcometo the VG 21 Squadron Web Site.
A while back, former Shinn owner, TomHerr, created a neat web site with lots of interesting VargaAirplane information that includes Pat and Lee Beery's story about theVG21 designation and how the VG21 Squadron got started as an organizationdedicated to help Varga airplane owners operate and maintain theiraircraft. You can access Tom Herr's web site and those stories by clickingon the following link...
Don Morrisey has also created a VG21Forum web sitewhich has been very helpfulto many members...
Withmuch help from airplane partner, Doug Brown, this site was created by Max Bishopin order to continue what Pat and Lee started.
Max Bishop was the Engineering Manager at Varga Aircraftwhen the factory closed in June of 1982. After Varga Aircraft was bought out byMontanair, Max went to work for the new company and instituted many designmodifications to a prototype aircraft. Although Montanair decided not to go intoproduction with the aircraft, the prototype which can be seen here. Max is currently working on the design of the Aerospec 3150 which is heavily influenced by his work andexperience at Varga and Montanair.
After the Varga factoryclosed, with help from Dan Delany and much support from Steve Marinella andothers, Max also built a beautiful experimental Varga taildraggercalled the Aerospec 2150 which can be seen flyingaround Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona on occasion and is located at Hangar A9 ifyou want to stop by and visit. The Aerospec 2150 was first flown byDan in December of 1989 and has flown almost continuously ever since.
Thefactory tooling, inventory and Type Certificates for the Varga were purchasedfrom Montanair by a company in Georgia. Type Certificates andAirworthiness Directives are listed by the FAA under the Augustair name.
TheVG21 Squadron has a photo album full of airplane pictures and youcan see some pictures of various Vargas, Shinn and Morriseys here. Photoswill be added to the web site collection from the album astime permits.
Max Bishop has accumulated a few Varga parts over the years and has afew Varga related and other items for Sale .
The following link includes some of the design datafor parts that you can't find and must be made...
Click Here for VargaData(Includes design data and 337s)
COMING EVENTS:>------> CLICKHERE
If you can't find what you need for your Varga, you can contact Max asfollows and he may be able to help:
2062W. Gila Lane
(480)201-6553 [Arizona Cell]
A $20 annual donation to Max at the address above will get you a membership in the VG21 Squadron with asmany news updates a year as Max can stand to publish and as much Varga adviceas Max can stand to give... ;-)
Max will try to add back issues and as much other printed Vargainformation to the web site as time permits but if you want hardcopies of oldnewsletter back issues, they will be printed and shipped at cost.
Last updated on: 11/28/19
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