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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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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.

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.