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.
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.
Larry was an active member until one year ago when declining health caused Larry to be no longer active at MAPS. Larry was a quiet person but had a ready smile when greeted as he worked with Ken Ramsey on the F-100. Larry was our oldest living WWII vet.
Click HERE or the picture to go to Larry’s obituary.
STOW – Albert C. Beckwith, 86, passed away October 1, 2014.
Al was a respected pioneer and friend of aviation over the past 50 years.
Click his picture for more information.
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.
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.
Date: November 1, 2014
Cost: $25 per person
Time: 5:00 – 10:00pm
Dinner: Mr. Mike’s
Music by LaFlavour following the program.
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.
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)
The June through August Briefing is available. Click HERE to download the Briefing. This is a very important issue because it contains the Bio’s of all of the members that are running for positions on the board of directors.
There are 4 positions open and 6 members who have agreed to run. Voting procedures have been explained in a previous post, scroll down to see this information. The results of the voting will be announced at our annual Membership Meeting on Saturday June 21, which starts at 11:00.
Thank You for all the support for the dedication ceremony. It was a very nice day.
Saturday June 21 will be a very busy day at MAPS Air Museum. The annual membership meeting will be at 11:00 am, the P-51 Dedication at 2:00 pm and the annual membership picnic at 5:00 pm.
Click the picture to see the entire invitation.
Thank You goes out to everyone who helped make the show a big success. We had about 270 beautiful cars, the day was great, we saw a bunch of smiles and made a lot of new friends. It was a wonderful day at MAPS. Thanks Don!
Click HERE to see pictures from Don’s supporting images.
Come join the fun at the Don Sitts Car Show, June 14 at MAPS Air Museum. Click HERE or on Don’s Logo to download the brochure for the event.