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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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OPEN 4th July

fireworksflagDue to a lot of requests and the dedication of our members,

We Will Be OPEN on July 4th from

9:00am to about 4:00pm.

Please try to come before 3:00 so you have time to see the museum and our members can go down to the McKinley Monument Ceremony.

HAPPY 4th & Be Careful!

 

4th of July at Monument Park

MAPS Air Museum will honor three of its Members at the 4th of July Monument Celebration. The MAPS Legacy Award will be given to:

Jim Boyea, Robert Johnston and Ted Mathies.

The event will begin at 4:00 in Monument Park with entertainment food and local vendors. The Blue Coats will begin their portion of the program by marching from 7th Street to the steps of the McKinley Monument at 8:00. The Mayor of Canton will make some remarks before the Blue Coats perform their concert.

At 9:00, MAPS will begin the award ceremony along with patriotic songs by the Blue Coats. At 9:45 the program will end with fireworks over the monument.fireworksflag

We hope that you will be able to attend.

June 20th 25th Anniversary Open House

On June 20 from 9:00 to 5:00 we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary at MAPS Air Museum. We will have an open house with many special activities, speakers and we will end with a concert performed by the Canal Fulton Music Makers.

ADMISSION: CANNED GOODS OR DONATION FOR "Family Services" Ohio National Guard.

Correction: 101st Airborne Reinactors not the 82nd. Sorry

2015 25th Anniversary

Click HERE to download the brochure for the event and plan on joining us on this very special day.

P-51 Gets Her Plaques

Sunday June 14 was a very special day. It was Flag Day, It was Bob Withee's 94th Birthday and it was the day the P-51 Monument received her plaques. One for Bob Withee, One for 112th Fighter Squadron and One for the Organizations who helped with the project.

Thank You Bob for your friendship and leadership. Also, thanks to all who were in attendance and took part in this wonderful day especially Ralph Lynn who recited "High Flight" from his daughters home in South Carolina. We miss you Ralph.

Withee Plaque with Flag

 Bob Withee's Plaque

Withee 94 Flag Jean Ann

Bob Withee, Jean Ann and Bob's Flag that flew over every duty station where he served. How fitting that we flew her on this special day.

June 13 Car Show - Don Sitts

On behalf of MAPS Air Museum and our membership, I would like to thank Don Sitts and his team for their wonderful support of this event. I would also like to thank Barb Johnston, Bob Johnston, Reed Kimball, John Koval and his parking crew, Mary Mary Ann Cameron and her kitchen team. especially Betty and Clay Tober who coordinated the event. 

Finally, I think we should all thank Jim Shoop, John Koval, Bob and Sandy Hollis, Mary and Bill Cody for their efforts to clean up the area around the main entrance and install the stanchions and chain. 

I believe everyone had a great time and I would like to thank everyone for their support.

Don Sitts will sponsor MAPS Air Museum's 6th Annual Car Show on June 13, 2015.

2015 Car Show Don SittsDon Sitts and his organization has been very supportive of our museum over the past several years and we want to thank all of them for their support. MAPS Members Betty and Clay Tober are the co-coordinators for this event and have done a wonderful job of making it a special time for our local car enthusiasts.

This year the theme is to Welcome home our Vietnam Veterans. Please come to our Car Show to see all of the wonderful cars and see what we have been up to at the museum. We think you will be surprised!

 

Jun-Aug Briefing 2015

Click the icon to go to the PDF for this quarter's Briefing.

Briefing BannerThis might be the best issue we have ever seen.

This issue contains the bio's of the five candidates running for four open directors positions.

We have also added several sections to the Briefing that were created because we listened to our readers comments. We have given recognition to our new members, our members with anniversaries and have added a section on our restoration activities.

We hope you enjoy.

S & K Asphalt & Concrete comes to MAPS

Work began on Thursday April 30 and the S & K employees finish on Saturday May 2.

We want to make sure that we thank the S & K Asphalt & Concrete Company, Akron and all their employees for the wonderful transformation that they created at MAPS. They took a bunch of pot holes, loose gravel, trenches and chunks of asphalt then turned it into a beautiful parking lot.

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April 26 - Spring Pancakes

Thank you to all our visitors and volunteers for a very successful event.

We had about 935 visitors come to eat breakfast.

Please come see all of the improvements that we have done to the museum and enjoy pancakes for the price of admission. Its a wonderful time for all ages. 2015 Spring Pancake

2015 Raffle Results

The results of the 2015 MAPS Raffle are as follows:

1 $1,000.00 Bistransky Tony
2 $500.00 Cameron James
3 $250.00 Warren Robert
4 $125.00 Hamlin Sr. Raymond
5 $75.00 Peters Robert
6 $50.00 Anderson Brooke

We would like to thank everyone who sold tickets in support of this very important fund raiser for MAPS. We do this during a very slow time and it helps pay our huge winter utility bills. This year we had revenue of $11,855 and represented 43.5% participation from our membership. Again, thank you for your support of this very important fund raiser.