Welcome to MAPS

Military Aviation Preservation Society is a mostly all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the history of military aviation.

Email Blast System
We have created a mass email system for members and non-members that blasts emails about events and also sends copies of our quarterly newsletter, “The Briefing.” Click HERE or on the title above to access the form that adds you into the system.

Local Chambers Come to MAPS Sept 11

September 11, 2014 MAPS will host the Jackson-Belden, North Canton, Lake Chambers of Commerce Business Showcase.

This is an event for the entire family and is free to the public.  Come see the museum and meet 100 local business owners and local fire and police. We will have the first annual airplane pull contest. This is going to be fun!

MAPS 2014 - WebClick on the poster to go to the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce website


Joseph A. Miller passed away Friday

Joe loved MAPS and was one of our most active volunteers until his illness. He was a great asset and will be missed. We want to thank him for his service to MAPS Air Museum and may our friend, “Rest in Peace.”
Parking Joe Miller Joe doing what he loved to do, “Welcome visitors to MAPS!”
Obituary from www.Ohio.com – Akron Beacon Journal 
Joseph A. Miller, 62, of Akron, passed away on August 29, 2014. He was born on March 12, 1952 in Canton, Ohio to Corvin Sr. and Lorena Miller.
Joe had a passion for aviation and loved volunteering at MAPS Air Museum. He will be deeply missed by his loving daughter, Shawna DiLauro; parents, Corvin and Lorena; brothers, Corvin (Pattie) Jr., Brian, Timothy, and Kevin (Patty); sister, Darcy; grandson, Christian; along with many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. memorial service with Pastor Les Sutherland officiating. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 330-784-3334, 131 North Canton Rd, Akron, Ohio 44305
To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerAkron.com.  

B-26 Marauder Reunion Invitation Oct 16-18

Steve Thorp has invited MAPS Air Museum Members to participate in the 2014 Akron Marauder Reunion. The Reunion will be held from October 16-18, 2014 and will include a reception/banquet in MAPS Air Museum Hangar.

Mr. Thorp has offered to allow MAPS Members to attend the banquet for $35. Please see Dave Pawski or Kim Kovesci to make a reservation. We need to have the final numbers and payment into Steve no later than Oct 8.

Click the picture to download the Registration Form. rudder

MAPS – Monster Mash – Oct 31

You are invited to the event: MAPS – Monster Mash by Victoria Hammer

Start date: Fri, Oct 31, 7:30 PM
Location: MAPS Air Museum – 2260 International Parkway – North Canton
Event host: Victoria Hammer
Cost: $35 per person
All Proceeds benefit MAPS Air Museum

To go to TicketRiver to purchase tickets to this event, click HERE

Nov 1, 2014 Veterans Celebration II

On November 1, 2014 MAPS Air Museum will host our second annual Veterans Celebration II. Val Kinney is coordinating the event. For more information and to download the registration form, click on the picture.

Sound of South

Date: November 1, 2014
Cost: $25 per person
Time: 5:00 – 10:00pm
Dinner: Mr. Mike’s
Music by LaFlavour following the program.

2014 POWWOW Sept 6 & 7

Please join our Native American Community in a celebration at MAPS Air Museum.

20130914_86We will begin the event at 10:00 AM Saturday until 9:00 PM. It will continue on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Come see the colorful dancers and listen to the historic songs.


F9F Cougar runs in the Timken HOF Grand Parade

Thank you goes out to The Pro-Football HOF Committee for inviting MAPS to this year’s parade. A special thanks to the Jackson Police, North Canton Police and all of the MAPS Members who helped transport the airplane to the parade. Several MAPS Members walked in the parade along with Dr. Richard Maioriello’s family. Doc is the owner of the F9F Cougar and actually flew this aircraft for the Navy. Thanks Doc for letting us put her in the parade.


2014 MAPS Legacy Award Ceremony

The first annual MAPS Legacy Awards. Three veterans will receive this award at Canton’s First Friday event on July 4th.  The award ceremony will take place at the old “Kresge” block located between 3rd and 4th streets on Market Ave North. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm and last about an hour.


left to right: Lt Bob Withee (P-40 & P-51), Don Block (B-26), Ralph Lynn (B-24)