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.
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BSA Scheduled Events

Flag salute

We have scheduled our Winter Cub Scout/Girl Scout Day for Feb 20,2016.

We have scheduled our Spring Boy Scout Campout for May 13, 14, & 15, 2016.

Note: 2016 Spring Campout was delayed one week from May 6 to May 13.

We have scheduled our Fall Boy Scout Campout for Sept 16, 17, & 18, 2016.

Click on the Highlight Blue Letters to download the brochure on the event.

Note: We are looking forward to hosting the BSA Cub Scout Summer Camp from July 16 - 23, 2016

2016 - Welcomed with New Flags

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I can't think of anything more important than starting 2016 with brand new flags. Rick Hamlet, Bob Schwartz, Steve Satchell and I braved the bitter cold wind to setup the adjustments of our new flags. They were provided by Rolling Thunder Chapter #2, Ty Geiser.

IMG_1052During the current threat of terrorism and the finger pointing going on in our government, it is very important that we remember what made this country strong. It was compromise, having a sense for the big picture, doing what is right for the common people and respecting our first responders and veterans. Placing new larger flags on our poles at MAPS seems very appropriate at this very important time in our country's history. When you see a fireman, policeman or veteran, walk up, shake their hand and thank them for their service. Let's go back to the basics and start caring about each other.

God Bless our wonderful Country, MAPS Air Museum and our Membership.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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MAPS will be closed December 31, beginning at 1:00. We will reopen for normal hours on Saturday January 2, 2016.

I would like to thank all of our visitors, members and volunteers for another record breaking year. I am putting together the accomplishments and am amazed at the progress we have made in 2015. We will cover everything that happened in 2015 in the February membership meeting.

We need your help in keeping this ball rolling. If you would like to volunteer, please get with one of the directors or myself. We need a bunch of tour guides and will be working on a lot of construction projects during the winter.

Thanks again for your support. Kim Kovesci, Executive Director

Radiant Heaters Installed

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Six - 60 ft. radiant heaters have been installed in our main hangar by C.R. Kurtz. These heaters are significantly more efficient, less noisy and provide a more consistent heat than the old rotation unit that we have used for many years.

The funding for this very important improvement was provided by The Timken Foundation and GAR Foundation. We want to thank them both for supporting MAPS Air Museum.

 

Fallen Feather Memorial comes to MAPS

IMG_1005We are honored to be the future home of the "Fallen Feather" Memorial. It will house a hand carved feather for every service person lost to the war on terror from Ohio.

The Cabinet is complete, the glass doors are installed, the move from Massillon to MAPS took place on Tuesday, November 3.

Click HERE to see a video that explains the display.
Click HERE to see a second video dedicated to the display.

MAPS - Monster Mash - Oct 31

MAPS & LaFlavour - Monster Mash

No requirement to dress up - come join the fun in an end of the summer party.

Tickets Available at the Door!

2015 Halloween FinalSaturday, Oct 31, Doors Open at 7:00 PM

Live music by LaFlavour starts at 8:00
Cash Bar and Food For Sale
by Commanders Catering of the 356th Fighter Group / Bob Scofield
 MAPS Air Museum - 2260 International Parkway - North Canton

$10 per person - must be 21 or older

Grand Prize for Best Costume: $100 first place $75 second place $50 third place.

Raffle Tickets will be sold at the event for 2 Airline Tickets donated by Southwest Airlines for $10 per ticket. Value $800

To go to Eventbrite to purchase tickets on-line, click HERE
or Purchase Tickets at MAPS Gift Shop

October 24, 2015 - MAPS Veterans Celebration

 I would like to take this time to give you a heartfelt thank you ..........

Click on the picture to go to the thank you written by Director Val Kinney.

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On October 24th we welcomed home Korean and Vietnam War Veterans in a special event at MAPS Air Museum. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.  Please click on the picture for the thank you by Director Val Kinney.