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 Winter 2013 Briefing.
We are Closed to spend Thanksgiving with our families. We will open tomorrow - Friday. Come start your Christmas Shopping at our wonderful Gift Shop.
Enjoy the Holiday!
Ralph Lynn - Bob Withee - Don Block
The above picture was taken by Jim Mesko, The Suburbanite.
Click the following link to read his article: WWII vets among 'greatest generation'
Click the following link to see the: Video of Ralph Lynn - B-24 Pilot
Click the following link to see the :Video of Bob Withee - P-51 Pilot
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.
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.
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.
Mark Lunz Construction, set the pole and poured the concrete.