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.

Order Your Entertainment Books from MAPS

image001 (1)MAPS Air Museum is having a three week program to sell Entertainment Books as a fund raiser.

We are very excited about the new way to order. If you click on this link, you will go to the Entertainment Website where you can order the book that you want, pay for it, it will be shipped to you and MAPS will receive the credit.

Click this line or the Entertainment Logo to order a book. 

You can also come to MAPS and ask Kim or Reed for a book. They are $30 each and we have them for Canton and Akron.

This is a really good way to support MAPS and get a lot of saving when you support the area restaurants and organizations. So if you do get an entertainment book, please consider getting it from MAPS.

 

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.

T-28 Gets Her Wings

DSC_8858 (1)October 1, 2014 was a very proud day for the crew of the T-28. They have been working for the past year to prepare the aircraft for reassembly. Today they began the process by placing the fuselage on her wings. This aircraft will be beautiful once completed. Congratulations and great job.

 

MAPS – Monster Mash – Oct 31

MAPSFLYER 2014
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.

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.

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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.

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