The Military Aviation Preservation Society is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the history of military aviation. Click HERE or the AIRCRAFT tab above to see a listing of the aircraft in our museum, then click on their name to see their web pages. Click the CATEGORIES to the left to see posts by category.
MAPS Air Museum will be OPEN Monday May 27th from 11:30 to 4:00.
All Active Duty Personnel and Dependants will receive FREE ADMISSION
All WWII Veterans will receive FREE ADMISSION
All Veterans will receive 50% OFF NORMAL ADMISSION
Thank You for Your Service!
MAPS Air Museum is planning on taking two aircraft, the F9F Cougar and the A7E Corsair II to be static displayed at the Taste of Green over Memorial Day Weekend.
The event will last from 12:00 to 8:00 Saturday and Sunday. On Memorial Day the time is 11:30 to 6:00. We will have a tent where we will sell items from our gift shop along with the two aircraft.
If you would like to work the Marketing Booth, the signup sheet is in the gift shop bulletin board or call Kim for more information. Thanks for your support.
Thank You for another great Dedication Ceremony!
About 100 people joined the celebration of the restoration of the Goodyear Drake on Saturday May 18 at 1:00. There was a short program, refreshments and tours. The restoration crew consisted of: Crew Chief Wayne Noall, Don Niedert, Ken Olinger, Cody Mackey, Ray Hamlet, Carl Bergsneider and Larry Lewis. Special thanks to Keel Trucking (Jerry Leek), PPG Industries (Carl Riggenbach), Falls Auto Body (Greg Willis), Mike Norman, Nick Rich, Ralph Petz, Ellen Wilson, Dan Paumier, Jack Taylor, and Gary Dye. All had various roles in making the Drake restoration possible.
Thank You and Job Well Done!
Click the Picture to go to the Drake Website for MAPS.
Click HERE to see the article in the Canton Repository by Gary Brown.
Thanks to the Timken Fund of the Stark Community Foundation and the John A. McAlonan Fund of the Akron Community Foundation for providing grants to bring Stark County and Summit County US History Classes to MAPS Air Museum.
Click the picture or the link, to read an article about the program in The Suburbanite, by Jim Mesko
At the beginning of Spring, we asked if the PT-19 would be done by the Honor Flight Party. The answer was that they would do their best. Well, there best was outstanding. They had the aircraft put back together for the first time since it came to MAPS Air Museum. The aircraft is beautiful and the crew should be commended on their restoration.
Thanks for the hard work and making it visible to the WWII Veterans during the Honor Flight Party. I know it was important for them to see another WWII Era Plane.
MAPS Air Museum is seeking candidates from our Membership for a new full time paid position. Please click HERE to review the Internal Job Posting.
Thank you to all the people who came out in the rain to support our museum. We had a wonderful turnout and there were smiles everywhere. It was a Great Day at MAPS. Thank you also to the wonderful volunteers who continue to help during these events.
We had a lot of special activities and people commented on our new airplanes and many new displays. We will also have some of our members speaking every half hour.
Thank You to all MAPS Members who helped with the event.
April 20, 2013 MAPS Air Museum was closed to host an all day Honor Flight event. WWII Vets were be honored from 10:00 to 2:00, then there was an evening program from 5:30 – 9:30.
Thank you for your understanding as we Thank the Greatest Generation for what they did to save our country and the world.
THANK YOU WWII VETERANS
Click HERE to go to Fox 8 News Report on the event.
US History Classes are again coming to MAPS Air Museum to learn about aviation history. Two grants were received for the 2012-2013 school year, one for Stark County and one for Summit County. They were received from the Stark Community Foundation and Akron Community Foundation (McAlonan Fund) respectively. Our target is to bring a total of about 3,500 students through the program.
Stark County Schools that will come are: Alliance, Canton South, McKinley, North Canton, Perry, Timken, and Tuslaw. We still have some spaces available and are in contact with some other schools to try to fill the spots.
Summit County Schools that will come are: Barberton, Norton, Manchester and Green.
We focus the program on three Ohio State Standards;
- Isolationalism, Pearl Harbor Attack
- Racism and Segregation, Tuskegee Airmen
- Women in Industry – Women Pilots, Rosie the Riveter
We want to thank the foundations for supporting this very important educational program.