National Medal of Honor Day ~ March 25th

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY ~ March 25th ~ In 1990, the United States Congress designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day. Over the decades, 3,525 Medals of Honor have been awarded to 3,506 individuals. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration that may be awarded by the […]

Renovation Activities ~ 3/21/20

Although temporarily closed to the general public, some of  the Members were able to get some time in on their projects. From Ken Ramsay: The F-100’s ladder is finished.  I put the non-slip material on the rungs which completes the ladder’s restoration (photo). Jim continues to work on the new sliding doors for the restoration […]

Renovation Activities ~ 3/9/20

From Ken Ramsay: The second front panel for the H-19 helicopter is almost finished (photo).  Excellent job. On Wednesday Ron and I applied a coat of primer to the F-100’s ladder.  On Saturday I applied a coat of yellow on one side (photo).  We’ll paint the other side on Wednesday and add a second coat […]

Renovation Activities ~ 3/6/20

From Ken Ramsay: Snoopy is searching for the Red Baron (photo). Our graphics department made some excellent labels for the F-105 tanks (photo).  The tanks are almost finished.   The wings for the BT-13 are being trial fitted (2 photos).  John wants to verify installation procedures and take measurement for the aileron cables.  The right […]

Renovation Activities ~ 2/27/2020

From Ken Ramsay: Skins are being fitted to the Corsair’s aft fuselage.  The curve is much sharper than the mid fuselage thus requiring lots of time on the English wheel (photo).  I removed the batteries from the F-100 and had them checked at Advance Auto Parts.  They checked out ok so I brought them home […]

Navajo Code Talkers

An Unbreakable Code. MAPS Air Museum is finishing up a display on the Navajo Code Talkers, so expect more information on that soon.  Below are videos of USMC Navajo Code Talkers (see these videos and more via Youtube). Below, in his final interview, WWII Marine Chester Nez reflected on his place in history. 10 days […]

Renovation Activities ~ 2/23/2020

From Ken Ramsay: Ron and I continued working on the AN-M57s for the B-26.  Ron (welding Ron) welded the mount brackets for us, we installed one set and made a trial fit in the bomb bay.  The trial revealed that a minor adjustment was needed which was done and the next trial resulted in an […]

Renovation Activities ~ 2/19/20

From the week of February 12, 2020 From Ken Ramsay: Painting of the Super Sabre continues.  Ron painted the landing gear (photo) and I cleaned the gear wheels (photo).  We also did some touch-up as we see small errors.  I removed the tail light assembly and static discharge fitting, Fixed up both assemblies and reinstalled […]