Renovation Activity ~ 11/15/19

From Ken Ramsay: One of the F-105’s 450 gallon drop tanks has been brought in for restoration.  Needs a new tail cone, patches removed and fixed properly, dents removed, etc. (2 photos).  I removed the make-shift tail cone and ran the dimensions through my cone app and will have a pattern for a new cone […]

Renovation Activity Update ~ 11/11/19

From Ken Ramsay: I’m back from 2 weeks in Florida.     The Funk’s repaired wing has been covered, coated and stretched.  Lookin good (photo). The rivets have been installed in the F-86’s right two panels.     It was a struggle, but a job well done (photo). Kent has the F-105’s horizontal tail assembly in restoration […]

Veterans Day Celebration Sold out!

From Executive Director, Kim Kovesci:   I want to thank everyone who is planning on coming to our Veteran’s Day Celebration at MAPS Air Museum. We are sold out and are not accepting any more reservations.   In honor of the veterans, the 180th  Fighter Wing, 112th Fighter Squadron is sending an F-16 from Toledo. […]

MAPS Veterans Celebration VII on November 9th

We recently had representatives visit from Oshkosh and the Air Force Museum in Dayton. Both groups made the same comments. They were amazed at the stories we were telling about the people. They said,” We have airplanes and tell stories about them, but your stories about the people are fantastic”. That is what makes us special! […]

Renovation Activity Update 10-10-19

Wednesday from Ken Ramsay: The first TOW Missile has been installed on the Cobra (photo above and below).  Still needs marking applied.  Will make 7 more in the near future. The Sidewinder factory is in high gear (photos).  The priority is to get 2 installed on the F-16 for its dedication.     Our F-101 […]

Restoration/Event Activity Update 10-7-19

From Ken Ramsay (Wednesday): The F-16 really looks nice (3 photos).  The painting is pretty well done, just some touch-up work to do. The BT-13 is BLUE (2 photos).  John and his crew are doing a great job of painting and protecting other projects in the restoration building.   And finally the gun turret has been installed […]