Thank You – Veteran’s Celebration

 Thank you to everyone who made the first annual MAPS Veteran’s Day Celebration a great time had by many. Val Kinney coordinated the event and we appreciate her professionalism and dedication to our veterans. We are looking forward to an even better event next year.

Sound of South

Special thanks to Sound of South (Choir from Canton South High School) who are pictured here with Mr. Ralph Lynn as he resites “High Flight.” Thank you Mr. Lynn.

Fred Lindsay digs for P-51



Long time member/volunteer/supporter Fred Lindsay digs the hole for the P-51 Monument on Massillon Road. Thanks to everyone who has pitched in on this major project. It will become a wonderful tribute to our members and the National Guard. We have inspector approval and Mark Luntz will take over to set the pole and get ready to pour the concrete shortly thereafter.

Special thank you to Mark Stucky who advised us on this entire project. We appreciate the expertise that he brought to the project.

Pole shored

Mark Lunz Construction, set the pole and poured the concrete.

Veteran’s Day Dinner and Dance

This year the MAPS Air Museum will be holding a Veteran’s Day Program to honor those who have fought, and continue to fight, for our country. This program is for veterans and their families and if you wish to attend please fill out the posted form and return it to the museum as soon as possible to ensure a place in the celebration. This is a limited event and we will accept as many people as we can until the event is filled. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the museum at 330.896.6332.

The dinner will be catered by the 356fth Fighter Group so the food will be outstanding and there will be a band that will play 60’s and 70’s music.

2013 Vet Day

The above link will take you to the page you need to print out and return.

Ground Breaking for P-51 Ceremony

On Wednesday Oct 2, 2013, we conducted a ground breaking ceremony for the P-51 Memorial on Massillon Road. City of Green, Mayor Norton and CAK Airport President along with a National Guard Captain Brian Eshbock and Bob Withee performed the ceremony. Thank you all for supporting MAPS Air Museum over the years and I know we are all looking forward to seeing the various stages of the construction. Here we go!3630

 Gary Brown the Canton Repository, click HERE to see the article. Thank You.

George Davis Akron Beacon Journal, click HERE to see the article. Thank You.

Jim Mesko wrote an article for the Suburbanite, click HERE to see the article. Thank You.

MAPS Air Museum #1 ABJ Best Museum for 2013

MAPS Air Museum received the #1 first place in the Akron Beacon’s Best Award in the Museum category for the second year in a row. #2 Akron Art Museum #3 Stan Hywet Hall and Garden. Honorable Mention: Bath Township Museum, Cascade Locks Park Association, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Natural History Museum, Hale Farms and Village, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

MAPS Air Museum also received a #3 in Best Area Attraction (non-sporting) #1 Akron Zoo, #2 Akron Art Museum, Honorable Mention: Akron Symphony Orchestra, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market, Lock 3, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.

We want to thank everyone who voted for MAPS Air Museum for these prestigious awards. The community is noticing all the great things that our members are doing. Keep up the good work and Thank You for your efforts.

MAPS supports KSU Aviation Day

Click this picture to see more from the event. (thanks to Mitch Crawford) Thank you for the invitation to KSU and thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who made the trip to Kent. Pictured below are the two Key-note Speakers, P-51 WWII Pilot Bob Withee and B-24 WWII Pilot Ralph Lynn.

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Members from MAPS Air Museum will attend the Kent State Aviation Heritage Fair held at the KSU Airport on Saturday September 14, 2013 from 7:00 to 5:00.

Two of our WWII Pilots will give talks during the event, Ralph Lynn (B-24) and Bob Withee (P-40 & P-51).

2013 webpage