Annual MAPS Cash Raffle

The 2019 MAPS Cash Raffle concludes Saturday!   MAPS Air Museum Raffle tickets are still available. Turn in tickets no later than this Saturday, April 13th.  We will draw the winners of the MAPS Cash Raffle after the monthly 11:00 Membership Meeting, which is also on Saturday, April 13. 1st $1,000 2nd $500 3rd $250 4th […]

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a commemorative holiday in the United States which recognizes the sacrifices that veterans and their families made during the Vietnam War. It is also a day, to give proper recognition to the men and women who returned home from that war and didn’t receive a proper welcome home. It’s […]

Restoration Update: A-26, F-16 and OV-1 ~ 3/20/19

From Ken Ramsay: Things are a little slow A-26 wise.  We put labels on the light switch box so we know which switch does what (photo below). Bob, Mark and Bruce started cleaning the F-16 in preparation for painting and I began cleaning up the restoration building.   Starting Wednesday the A-26 will be located […]

Vote for MAPS Air Museum in Beacon’s Best – 2019

Although no formal announcement was made by the Akron Beacon Journal, the “Beacon’s Best” contest started today.   MAPS was nominated in 7 different categories this year:   Arts/Entertainment & Places * Area Attraction/Non-Sporting Event * Best Things To Do Under $10 * Kids/Family Outing * Museum * Place to Have A Birthday Party   […]

A-26 Update ~ 3-7-19

From Ken Ramsay: Last Saturday I began installing a wood boards in the aft section to make it easier to work back there. Today I finished the job and laid some carpet on the boards to be easier on the knees (photo).   Utilizing the comfort of the aft section I, along with Mark and […]

A-26 Invader Update ~ 2/28/2019

From A-26 Crew Chief, Ken Ramsay: Last Saturday Bruce and I did clean-up and touch-up work, painting, dusting, etc.  Our graphics department made us a vinyl serial number for the tail.  We didn’t have time to apply it but we did put a serial number locating tape line on the tail. Today, Mark applied the […]

A-26 Invader Restoration Update

From Ken Ramsay, crew chief for the A-26 Invader: Last Saturday I worked with the curators and found a Korea era parachute.  I took it home to repair and rejuvenate it.  After cleaning the cockpit (vacuum and dusting) I placed the parachute in the pilots seat.  That area is now complete with parachute, seat cushion, […]