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.

B-26 Marauder gets her nose

She crashed in a valley in Canada in 1942. She was recovered in 1971. She came to MAPS in 1995. She got her nose in 2015. What a journey! Thank you to the entire restoration crew for their efforts.IMG_0737

Click on this picture to go to the picture that Doug Perry took. Once there, please click like if you like his great camera work. You might have to scroll down a bit to get to the B-26.

F-16 Crosses the Road

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon 80-0513 on the way to Pima Air and Space Museum, 8 January 2015

 

This is a picture of F-16A 80-0513 that was pulled across the road from 309 AMARG in Tucson, AZ to PIMA Air Museum. It is the F-16 that will be transported to MAPS Air Museum and added to our inventory. The target date of the pickup is the first week of March 2015. We have been looking forward to this acquisition for several years and she will be a wonderful addition to MAPS. I would like to thank all of the people who have worked to bring her here.

Friends of Super Sabre now part of MAPS

 

FSS is an organization created by the vision of Bob Dunham with the mission to “Preserve the Legacy of the F-100.” Bob passed away last Spring and Ken Ramsay has worked with FSS to transfer A full tractor trailer load of material from Texas to Ohio. The items transferred included; J-57 in canister, Tow Target Dart, Refueling Hose w/basket, Ejection Seat, military aviation books , magazines, technical reference books for numerous aircraft platforms plus memorabilia donated by officers and enlisted from around the world. Special thanks to Jerry Leek and Wayne Noall for making the trip to Texas and back.

Click HERE to go to the explanation of the museum transfer.

Dunham transfer

 

Mike Dunham presents MAPS with a picture of the Thunderbirds when they were F-100′s

 

Refueling BasketRefueling hose with basket attached. What a wonderful educational devise. We will do our best to keep Mr. Dunham’s vision and mission alive at MAPS Air Museum.

MAPS Receives Community Award

2014 community award

MAPS Air Museum has received the 2014 Community Award from the Green Chamber of Commerce. Green is growing and So is MAPS Air Museum. With record numbers of visitors each year, the museum not only provides a social venue for volunteer veterans but also shares the history and significant role of aviation in the development of our country. With over 43 planes to touch and feel as former military personnel tell their stories, MAPS is one of Green’s greatest destinations.