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.
May 16 through 18 at MAPS Air Museum.
Click HERE to download the brochure for the convention.
Click HERE to link to OHMA website for the convention.
Come see 19 homes and a hangar full of exhibitors. We would like caned good donations that are being collected for military organizations. Thank you for your support and see you at MAPS Air Museum.
Congratulations to Crew Chief; Bob Sours, Ron Duplain, Jim Jackson, Jim Shoop, Dave Pawski, Allen Hess, Dave Hoerig and Wayne Noall for their effort to plan and mount the P-51.
OUTSTANDING JOB BY ALL!
Bob Withee was able to watch the entire process.
Click HERE or on the picture to see more pictures of the mounting. We mounted Jean Ann II on her pole on Saturday April 12 at 1:00pm. It took about 45 min to complete the activity. The crew still has to add the canopy, the air scoop panels do some touchup to the and paint the pole before she is finished.
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Work will now begin on the rest of the monument. Limestone, stanchions, chain and a walkway made from pavers donated by the Belden Brick Company.
Special thanks to: Jerry Leeks for transporting the aircraft to the site. Mark & Matt Preusser, Jim Vance from Ohio Bridge Stripper Inc. for providing the crane and operator and Mark Stuckey for his expertise for the pole and the mounting structure.
The Move to the Pole
Click on the picture to go to more pictures of the move by Rick Willaman.
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Putting the P-51 on the small trailer.
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Thanks to Rick Willaman for creating these historical records. Click on each line to go to the web page for the project.
A7E Corsair II - Addition of the Wind Tunnel as an education tool.
PTO Construction - Power Unit for the Wind Tunnel
Main Hangar Renovation - Demolition of the second story.
MAPS Air Museum's Newsletter, The Briefing has been published for the March - May issue.
Please Click on the Briefing Banner to download this issue.
If you haven't been to MAPS in awhile, you haven't seen the work done of the Cougar. Matt Olsterdorf has done a wonderful job of restoring this aircraft. Thanks Matt, great job.
Click on the picture to go to Matt's website.
We are now accepting registrations for our 4th Annual Spring Boy Scout Campout. It will be held on May 9, 10 & 11. This is Mother's day weekend but everyone leaves early on Sunday to get home to be with Mom. Click the picture or the below link to download more information and the registration form.
"I am not a fan of mass merit badge classes, I didn't really want to come, but the Aviation Merit Badge at MAPS Air Museum is an exception. This is a very well run program, we learned a lot and had a great time." Scout Master - Buckeye Council
"This is the best run campout-merit badge program that we have been to. We are new to scouting but I think this one will be hard to beat." Assistant Scout Master - Great Trail Council
We cover the required curriculum associated with earning the BSA Aviation Merit Badge. Imagine, receiving instruction in aerodynamics from a Fighter Pilot on the aircraft he flew in Vietnam, F-100 SuperSabre, or go through a pre-flight with a pilot on his aircraft, or talk about careers from a retired colonel who is our director of education, an aeronautical engineer and retired principal. Saturday evening, we conduct a program of WWII and Vietnam Veterans talking about their experiences. Then we watch a movie in the hangar.
Space is limited to 250 scouts to insure the quality of the classes, so please contact us as soon as possible to make reservations for your troop. Contact Reed Kimball to secure your space, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here to download the Spring 2014 Information and Registration Form.