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.
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.
Date: November 1, 2014
Cost: $25 per person
Time: 5:00 - 10:00pm
Dinner: Mr. Mike's
Music by LaFlavour following the program.
Thank you goes out to The Pro-Football HOF Committee for inviting MAPS to this year's parade. A special thanks to the Jackson Police, North Canton Police and all of the MAPS Members who helped transport the airplane to the parade. Several MAPS Members walked in the parade along with Dr. Richard Maioriello's family. Doc is the owner of the F9F Cougar and actually flew this aircraft for the Navy. Thanks Doc for letting us put her in the parade.
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.
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.
Click HERE to see the Akron Beacon Journal Article.
Click HERE to see the Canton Repository Article.
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.
Click on the picture to go to more pictures by Rick Willaman.