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 […]
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, […]
From Dave Pawski, Crew Chief on the B-26 Marauder and FG-1 Corsair: On The FG-1, we have been working on the engine cowlings fitting the Dzus fasteners and getting it painted. Also, we are building the fuselage section building off the back of the cockpit to the tail wheel. Most of the structure should be […]
The MAPS Air Museum was pleased to recently obtain an EA-6B Prowler in January. You can learn more about this aircraft on the Smithsonian Channel’s Air Warriors Show on Tuesday, February 26th at 10AM. Spectrum channel 1145 or check your local listings. Set your DVR! Additional viewing options: 4PM on both Wednesday, February […]
The North Canton Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the inaugural North Canton Craft Beer Festival, a one-of-a-kind experience for North Canton and our neighbors. This event is generously sponsored by the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). Admission includes access to see the MAPS Air Museum’s aircraft and artifacts on display! FAQS: WHEN IS THE EVENT? […]
The Akron Beacon Journal is having their Beacon’s Best 2019 nominations starting today. Please consider entering the website and nominating MAPS in the following categories: Under “Arts and Entertainment”: – Area Attraction/Non-Sporting Event – Best Things to Do Under $10 – Kids/Family Outing – Museum – Place to Have Birthday Party Under “Professional Services”: […]
MAPS Air Museum will be closed to visitors and volunteers due to frigid weather expected from Tuesday, January 29th through Thursday, January 31st. Thank you for your understanding. Normal hours are expected on Friday, February 1st.
MAPS Air Museum will be CLOSED for both volunteers and visitors this Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th for the expected weather. Thank you for your understanding.
This Prowler (serial #163047) came in late Thursday morning, the 17th of January. The flight crew that brought it in was the following: Lt. Col. Andrew Rundle “Grundy”/ Commanding Officer Capt. Ryan Mikolajczyk “Poodini” / ECMO Capt. Patrick Madrid “Spanish” / ECMO Capt. Andrew MacDonald “Ducks” Enjoy the video below of the Prowlers arrival and […]
Below is an interesting article depicting commercial flying as a passenger in the 1930’s through the start of World War II. This luxury flying was particularly experienced on the Boeing 314 Clipper. The Yankee Clipper (74 passengers; 180 mph; 3800 mile range) was the larger of the two, with the China Clipper (41 passengers; 130 […]