Renovation Activities ~ 12/15/19

From Ken Ramsay: So, I had a computer glitz and lost most of the photos I took today, story of my life.  Will take more and send on Wednesday. The Funk is getting ready to be suspended in the terminal (photos).  The finishing touches and lettering are being added.  Obviously the wings will be removed […]

Renovation Activities ~ 12/9/19

    From Ken Ramsay:   We installed the OV-1’s left horizontal stabilizer assembly which took a bunch of muscle, wiggling and pounding but we finally got the 6 bolts (three different sizes) installed and tightened.  Then someone said, why not install the outboard vertical stabilizers.  So we did (photo).  They went on relatively ease […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor, 78 years later

  “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy…” President Franklin D. Roosevelt One of the dates that all Americans will remember.  Below you will find archived videos and other information of that day. Not much more is necessary to say, other than, remember. Full text of President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt’s […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

MAPS will be closed Thursday, November 28th so the volunteers can celebrate Thanksgiving with their families.   We will reopen Friday & Saturday 9:00 – 4:30 and Sunday 11:30 – 4:00. From our MAPS Air Museum family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Renovation Activities ~ 11/26/19

From Ken Ramsay: The repaired wing for the Funk has been painted (photo). Speaking of painting, the OV-1 Mohawk has also been painted (2 photos).   Dave has begun assembling the spar for the Corsair’s horizontal stabilizer (photo).  And Tom has cut out many small parts using his plasma cutter (photo).   Work continues on […]

Renovation Activities ~ 11-18-19

From Ken Ramsay: The BT-13 now has it tail number applied (2 photos). And also the Funk has its tail number (2 photos).   Dave continues to assemble a very complicated bulkhead for the corsair (photo).   Last Wednesday I removed the tail cone from the F-105’s drop tank.  On Saturday I made a new […]

Renovation Activity ~ 11/15/19

From Ken Ramsay: One of the F-105’s 450 gallon drop tanks has been brought in for restoration.  Needs a new tail cone, patches removed and fixed properly, dents removed, etc. (2 photos).  I removed the make-shift tail cone and ran the dimensions through my cone app and will have a pattern for a new cone […]