A typical large bomber during World War 2 had a crew of up to 10 members. This consisted of the pilot, co-pilot, navigator, radioman, bombardier and up to 5 gunners located on strategic positions along the aircraft. And surprisingly for the early 1940’s, the aircraft was loaded with electronics. Update on MAPS own B-26 radio […]
Looking for a way to honor a friend or family member that had served in the military honorably? We have a great idea for you and one that will last a long time: MAPS Commemorative Brick Program. Do this for Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Mother’s/Father’s Day, a birthday or just because. See the below program […]
An aircraft swap in the Restoration building will be taking place in the next week or so. The Douglas A-26 Invader will be moved into the hangar to have its wings reattached and put on public display. The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk, recently new at MAPS will be going in its place.
As MAPS Air Museum honors Veterans with the Veterans Day Benefit Concert festuring the Akron Youth Symphony. Two entities solely share in benefiting from this concert. MAPS Air Museum donated the use of the facility for this purpose also. The Ohio Regional Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee Region 1/NE Ohio (RISFACs) The ISFAC (Ohio Inter-Service Family […]
Looking for that unique gift for someone special during the Holidays? The MAPS Gift Shop, at the MAPS Air Museum, may have exactly what you are looking for! No entry fee is required for the gift shop, so stop in during Holiday shopping season and take a look!
Ryan Kalmar, a 17 year old senior at Hoover High School, is working hard for his Eagle Scout Rank in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) at the MAPS Air Museum. Ryan is a member of Troop 935 and part of his activities going toward the rank is volunteering to paint the barn, located to […]
MAPS Air Museum welcomed its newest arrival today, the OV-1 Mohawk! The Mohawk arrived in the early 1960’s as an observation aircraft with light ground attack capabilities for direct support of the U.S. Army. This Grumman built aircraft was meant to operate on unimproved/short runways and to replace the L-19 Bird Dog. The side-by-side piloted […]
MAPS Air Museum, in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, properly retires U.S. Flags and other Military flags on Flag Day (June 14th of each year) and 2 other times a year. You can deposit your worn and tattered flag in MAPS Air Museums own depository. Deposited flags will be properly retained until a […]
The Akron Canton Airport 5k Run, held at MAPS Air Museum, attracted a large crowd and is growing each year. There were over 2,200 people that took part in the event, raising more than 3,949 pounds of food and other financial donations that will go toward over 6,000 meals. Here is the Link to many […]