The AAA/APM Fly-in is but ten days away and things are busy around Antique Airfield. Another fine group of volunteers were on hand Sat/Sun to help prepare for the Fly-in.
Among the chores completed, finishing the re-model of the Hy-Vee Mess Hall, cleaning/moving the chairs/stage for the “Runway Cinema” and the “Gone Home” Awards Meeting into the APM Restoration Center, cleaning the APM middle hangar and giving several APM aircraft a wash job, fence work/ brush clearing, mowing and many other tasks. The work crew that was on hand included; Aaron Klugherz, Mark Robotti, Mark and Teri Lancaster, Mike & Doris Gretz, Ron Hodges and his wife, Steve Black, George Winheim, Larry Cofer, Bud Sorden, Luke Pieper, Dan Quinn and his grandson Dakota, Ben & Marcy Taylor and RLT too.
Then on Sunday, three local chapters of the ABATE motorcycle association hosted their annual picnic/bbq at Antique Airfield and visited the APM.
Monday should see the resumption of work on the APM Restoration Center plus AAA National Director Gary Van Farowe and his friend Bob are down from MI to help with Fly-in preparations for a few days.
The Hy-Vee Mess Hall re-modeled, cleaned and ready for Hy-Vee to serve all those hungry fly-in attendees.
Mark Lancaster & Luke Pieper working on re-setting the airport boundary fence
A few of the APM aircraft getting a wash job.
Some of the motorcycles on hand for the ABATE association picnic/bbq.