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.
The Nov-Jan 2015 Copy of the Briefing has been published. Click the briefing logo to download a copy.
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.
Mike Dunham presents MAPS with a picture of the Thunderbirds when they were F-100’s
Refueling 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.
The MAPS Membership Christmas Party will be held on
December 6th and starts at 6:00 PM.
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.
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.
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.