Renovation Activity Update 8-24-19

From Ken Ramsay: The torpedo tail is coming along.  Dan is making the structure and Ron is making the propellers (2 photos).  Another photo shows the MK 13 torpedo’s propellers have been fabricated, primed and installed (photo) Anh has finished the replacement ribs for the Funk’s wings and have been installed in the wing (photo). […]

Renovation Activity Update ~ 8/8/19

From Ken Ramsay: MAPS Air Museum participated in the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Parade on Saturday (2 photos).  There were over 200,000 people along the parade route.  Good exposure for MAPS. We had to order more Clecos as they were in high demand on the F-86 Sabre and FG-1 Corsair (2 photos).   Work […]

Renovation activity update ~ 7/7/2019

From Ken Ramsay: Dave found out that the B-26 carried and dropped torpedoes during the war.  So, we (Ordnance division) are starting to make a MK 13 torpedo.  Dave and Dan found a large fuel tank out on the flight line, brought it in to restoration and started converting it from a tank to a […]

Veterans Medal Award Ceremony

There will be a Veterans Medal Award Ceremony this coming Monday July 1st, 2019 at 6:00PM in the MAPS hangar.  The medals will be awarded by Rep Anthony Gonzalez. Please attend this important ceremony to show support to these Veterans.

Restoration activities at MAPS; 6-22/25-19

From Ken Ramsay on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019: Ron, a new member, brought in a small air compressor that he no longer needs.  Kim moved the A-26 near an electric outlet on the line.  We hooked up the compressor and when the pressure was up, connected it to the bomb bay door’s actuation valve that […]

Hike across America for Veterans

Thank you to Richard Willaman for forwarding this feel-good story:   (News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 71-year-old veteran from Massachusetts was  approaching the Canton area Wednesday morning, walking along Route  62 on a seven-month “hike” to California. He’s raising money for Disabled American Veterans. William Shuttleworth says he was a walker and runner, so this seemed […]