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, […]