F-16 Crosses the Road

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon 80-0513 on the way to Pima Air and Space Museum, 8 January 2015

 

This is a picture of F-16A 80-0513 that was pulled across the road from 309 AMARG in Tucson, AZ to PIMA Air Museum. It is the F-16 that will be transported to MAPS Air Museum and added to our inventory. The target date of the pickup is the first week of March 2015. We have been looking forward to this acquisition for several years and she will be a wonderful addition to MAPS. I would like to thank all of the people who have worked to bring her here.

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.