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Join the AAA Record Breakers

Featuring Curtiss Robin and Stinson 108 Aircraft
AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In, September 2-7 2015

Over the past 60+ years the Antique Airplane Association has had many members whose accomplishments and flights were officially recognized by the National Aeronautics Association (NAA) and/or the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) as record flights. That list includes such famous names as Benny Howard, E.M. "Matty" Laird, Gen. Benjamin S. Kelsey, Duane Wallace, Kenneth Hunter and others. The Board of Directors of the Antique Airplane Association & the Air Power Museum are therefore excited to announce that the 2015 AAA-APM Invitational Fly-In at Antique Airfield (September 2nd – 7th, 2015) will honor those record setting airplanes and their pilots with our "Join the AAA Record Breakers" fly-in theme.

To make the "Record Breakers" theme really come alive, we will be sending out personal invitations to all AAA members who currently own and fly antique, classic & neo-classic aircraft which were record holding aircraft, be it altitude, speed, endurance etc, or a representative type. At present we are in the process of identifying those airplanes fitting that description but already have two Curtiss Robins (one of which is a famous endurance record holder while the other was the refueling plane on four different endurance flights) promising to attend.

But what will make this event really special, is the opportunity for any AAA member in any pre-1956 aircraft (with a standard airworthiness certificate) to "Join the AAA Record Breakers". In cooperation with the NAA, any AAA member that wishes, can apply for (with the appropriate paperwork and fee to the NAA) a Sporting Performances license and set a point-to-point performance record from their home base to Antique Airfield (if at least 50nm from IA27).

Of course we're planning special recognition for those participating. From getting the checkered flag as they land (via our ATC Flagmen), to a special paddock where the official paperwork will be signed and photos taken, all are part of what's in store for those that choose to participate. We're hopeful that representatives from the NAA will be on hand as well, to act as the official observers of these flights.

We're also happy to announce that the two featured aircraft for this year's 2015 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in will be the Curtiss Robin and Stinson 108 series of aircraft. The Curtiss Robin of course is representative of the "Record Breaking" aircraft theme and will help us commemorate this colorful era of aviation history, while the Stinson 108 is representative of one the most successful post-war aircraft produced. As well, we certainly hope that some of the Stinson 108 owners will participate in becoming an "AAA Record Breaker" too.

As you can tell, we're excited about this unique opportunity to commemorate those record breaking airplanes and pilots of the past. We hope you will be able to join us in 2015 for this "Record Breaking" celebration!

Brent Taylor
Fly-in Chairman

Mike Gretz
APM President

The AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in is sponsored by the Antique Airplane Association and the Air Power Museum, both headquartered at Antique Airfield (IA27) near Blakesburg, IA. This is a "By the Members, for the Members" event is held on a privately owned airport that receives no federal, state or local money. While not an airshow nor public event, we encourage all with an interest in preserving and flying antique & classic aircraft to join the AAA to be able to attend this premiere antique/classic aircraft gathering. Click for contact information

Record Holder Aircraft Confirmed Attendees

Curtiss Robin Featured Aircraft

1929 Curtiss Robin C-1 NC781M
Wright J6-5
Chris Buerk
West Ossipee, NH
1929 Curtiss C-1 Robin NR59H
Terry Bowden
Moody, TX

Stinson Featured Aircraft

1946 Stinson 108-1
N97015
Scott Phillips
Camp Point, IL
1948 Stinson 108-3 NC6183M
Karl Reik
Ft. Thomas, KY
1947 Stinson 108-2 N9502K
Winn & Carolyn Baker
Darien, GA
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1947 Stinson 108-1 N8713K
Charles Avon
Hohenwold, TN
1946 Stinson 108-1 N97990
Tim & Luverne Verhoeven
New Prague, MN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1947 Stinson Voyager N8685K
Gary Redden
Wymore, NE
(Brent Taylor photo)
1947 Stinson 108-2 N8074K
Rick Gritters
Pella, IA
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
   

People and Airplanes Already Registered

1938 Ryan SCW
NC18914
Russell Williams
Bellevue, WA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1937 Stinson SR-9B
NC17154
John Nance
San Diego, CA
(Bob Punch photo)
1943 Stearman PT-17
N8264E
Dan Kirkpatrick
Lawson, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Aeronca 11AC "Chief"
N4611D
Richard Crawford
Knoxville, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1988 Christen Eagle II
N24AL
Ron & Peri Hansen
Yuma, AZ
1948 Luscombe 8F
N1594B
Sharon Tinkler
Tullahoma, TN
(Brent Taylor photo)
1948 Cessna 195
N195H
Jere Calef
Mojave, CA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1930 Waco ASO
NC119Y
John LaBarre
Cincinnati, OH
(Brent Taylor photo)
1946 Ercoupe
NC94068
A.J. Stricker
Holts Summit, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1928 Travel Air 4000
NC9024
Roger & Elizabeth Gomoll
North Oaks, MN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1941 Piper J-3
NC40827
Ed Lachendro
Beaver Dam, WI
(Bob Punch photo)
1930 Waco RNF
NC895V
Joe Kaminskas
Biglerville, PA
2007 Hatz Classic
NX230RS
Gary Petersen
Walton, NE
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1949 Ryan Navion N4986K
Karl von Kaenel
Clemson SC
1957 Piper PA22-150 TriPacer
Steve Curcio
Racine, WI
1950 Temco GC-1B "Swift"
N817CC
Scott Naumann
Arroyo Grande, CA
1932 Waco UEC
NC12471
John Swander
DeSoto, KS
(Jonathan Apfelbaum photo)
1941 Waco UPF-7
NC180GD
Gerry Flaugher
Poplar Grove, IL
Travel Air E-4000
NC9958
Chuck Doyle
Webster, MN
1936 Taylor J2
Paul Isakson
Amery, WI
1961 Bentzen Sport
N3964E
Rob & Laura Bach
Pell Lake, WI
2004 Stewart 265
NX265SA
Don Stewart
Vulcan, MI
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1942 Stearman PT-17 N62134
Todd & Tabatha Harders
Cairo, NE
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1946 Beech D18S N127ML
Justin Niemyjski
Racine, WI
(Brent Taylor photo)
1981 Hatz CB-1
NX8032Y
Jeff Cain
Denver, CO
2009 Hatz CB-1 NX1279
Mark Lightsey
Riverside, CA
(Dave Miller photo)
1938 Fairchild 24J NC19177
Mark Lancaster
Ottumwa, IA
1960 Piper PA-18 N3678Z
Joe Norris
Oshkosh, WI
1948 Aeronca 15AC Sedan NC1003H
Suzy Kryzanowicz
Bay City, MI
1948 Aeronca 15AC Sedan NC1182H
Dennis Toepke
Port Angeles, WA
1973 Great Lakes 2T-1A-1 N503GL
Jerry Morelock
Omaha, NE
(Dave Miller photo)
1952 Cessna 170B N8340A
William Weyers
Grimes, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
2007 Wittman Tailwind W-10 N155SW
Karen Monteith
Wichita, KS
(photo courtesy of the Tailwind Forum)
1944 Boeing Stearman N2S-5
N75NM
Nick Mirales
Prince Frederick, MD
2004 Glastar N767JA
Jonathan Apfelbaum
Parker, CO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Luscombe 8E
N90435
Michael Bowen
Pendleton, SC
2015 Taylorcraft "ClipT" N90TN
Trevor Niemyjski
Franksville, WI
1929 Travel Air D4D “Sky Siren”
NC472N
Richard Zeiler
Thousands Oaks, CA
1939 Spartan Executive 7W
NC17634
Jim Savage
Gibsonia, PA
(G.R.Dennis Price photo)
1953 Piper PA22-135 N3468A
Dan Adams
Marshalltown, IA
(Brent Taylor photo)
1946 Cessna 140 N90068
George Clifton
Seattle, WA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1947 Aeronca 11BC "Cousin Eddie" N4022E
Travis Gregory
Ames, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Cessna 140 N72481
Gary L. Greenland
Three Springs PA
1940 Aeronca 65CA N29433
Frants Madsen
Sun City West, AZ
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1939 Aeronca LA-65 NC24228
Ray Robinson
Nevada, IA
1944 Stinson V-77 N79132
Kenneth Dye
Marshfield, MA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1999 Wittman W-10 Tailwind N190B
Mark & Mary White
Vero Beach, FL
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1956 Cessna 180 N6555A
Jim Densmore
Colorado Springs, CO
(Dave Miller photo)
2014 Hatz CB-1 N805RF
Kevin Conner
Collinsville, OK
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1948 Luscombe 11A Sedan NC1614B
D. Reid
Wichita, KS
1939 Luscombe 8A NC22091
Ron Shank
Greensburg, KS
1938 WACO EGC-8 NC2329
Dave Tyndall
Zachary, LA
1941 Waco UPF-7 N32141
Dan Wilkins
Portland PA
1952 Cessna 195 N195MJ
Roald Lutz
Sandia Park, NM
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1940 Porterfield CP-65 NC25499
Charlie Slinger
Randolph, WI
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1927 Ford 4-AT-B C1077
Yellowstone Aviation
Jackson, WY
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1940 Taylorcraft BC85 N26658
Shannon Avon
Hohenwold, TN
2013 Hatz CB-1 N501P
Rick Hansen
Fox Lake, IL
(Jim Koepnick photo)
1930 Stearman 4E NC785H
Brian Aukes
Ankeny, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1941 Interstate S-1A Cadet
NC37330
Lee Mattix
Independence, KS
(Charles E. “Chuck” Stewart photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A NC45504
Jim Zazas
Carthage, NC
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
2013 Cabin Ace SJ N486N
Steve McGuire
Ponca City, OK
1949 Piper PA-16 Clipper N5208H
Richard Sweet
Prior Lake, MN
1946 Globe GC-1B Swift N80600
Matthew Lovley
Prior Lake, MN
1943 Boeing N2S-3 Stearman
James Ostrich
La Mesa, CA
1939 Fairchild 24 NC20628
Wilbur A. Womack
Jackson, LA
2011 Pietenpol Aircamper NX912JG
Chad Hill
Bellevue, NE
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1941 Monocoupe 90al NC38905
Richard Smith
Seneca, PA
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1946 Taylorcraft BC12-D N95598
Terry Bowden
Moody, TX
1948 Piper PA-11 N4978H
Nick Hildreth
Red Oak, IA
2011 RV-4 N799D
Dallas Grimm
Sioux City, IA
(Brent Taylor photo)
1954 Cessna 170B N2748C
Don Jonas
Foristell, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Piper PA-12 N4259M
Tom Murray
Urbandale, IA
1945 Aeronca 7AC N81571
Larry Hoppes
Springville, IN
1991 Cygnet N4215G
Mike Hargrave
Marshalltown, IA
1929 Fairchild 71
NC9780
Marlin Horst
Bird in Hand, PA
1947 Cessna 120 N3114N
Shane Vande Voort
Pella, IA
(Megan Vande Voort photo)
1941 Stearman PT-17 N941MG
Lin Oakley
Zebulon, NC
1948 Piper PA-15 N4567H
Mark Flounders
Bloomfield, IA
(Brent Taylor photo)
1930 Waco QCF N11497
Scott Johansson
(Photo by Bob Cameron)
1943 Howard DGA-15P NC68431
Ron Wagner
Tonka Bay, MN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)