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 […]
.The Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler will become a new addition to the list of aircraft at the MAPS Air Museum. This aircraft, serial # 163045, served in the Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) of the United States Marine Corps, which is part of the Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing with the […]
The most recent Goodyear blimp to take the skies, Wingfoot 3, based locally at the Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield, Ohio. Sandy Bee Lynn developed an extensive 4-part series on the history of blimps and its connection to the City of Akron. Here they are: The History of Blimps in Akron, Ohio: Part 1 The […]
The 77th Anniversary of, “A day which will live in infamy”. (F.D.R.) December 7, 1941 2403 Military & Civilian lives lost.
The newly finished Douglas A-26 Invader being towed out recently at MAPS Air Museum! MAPS received this A-26 in January of 2012. Over the next 7 years, volunteers put in excess of 10,000 worker-hours into refurbishing the Invader to its former glory. Congratulations to Crew Chief Ken Ramsay and his crew for a job well done. […]
The MAPS Air Museum website now has a Military Component Collection page. This page highlights the pieces/parts of aircraft on display and also the small items carried by soldiers. This page is linked below the Exhibit section, though you can go directly here: Military Component Collection