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BTB Days

Back-To-Blakesburg and Back-To-Basics
AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In, August 31 - September 5, 2016

The Board of Directors of both the Antique Airplane Association and the Air Power Museum are pleased to announce the 2016 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in will celebrate "BTB Days" ... Back-to-Blakesburg and Back-to-Basics.

Back in 1971, the first AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in was held at Antique Airfield near Blakesburg, IA and that event has been around long enough to have created it’s own history that many of our younger/newer members may be unaware of.

The AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in, envisioned as a "by-the-members, for-the-members" convention and reunion, was a revolutionary way to hold a major aviation event - one that over the last 40+ years has proven time and again to be popular with our membership. Antique Airfield was then and still to this day owned in total by members of the Taylor family and the Air Power Museum (APM). As it receives no federal, state or local monies, the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in is a private event that is truly "by-the-members, for-the-members"!

While the past four decades has seen many changes in Antique Airfield and in our membership, the direction AAA/APM Founder Robert Taylor envisioned for the AAA has remained steadfast & constant. That is why the 2016 AAA/APM Fly-in will be known as "BTB Days" or Back-To-Blakesburg!

As for Back-to-Basics, we plan to put the emphasis of the event on how the AAA/APM Fly-in was and has remained to this day; simple, relaxing and fun with antique/classic aircraft flying from dawn till dusk.

Plus instead of a particular theme and featured aircraft (as we have done these past fifteen years or so) we will, as we did in the early days of Antique Airfield Fly-ins, showcase those new restorations coming from the hangars and shops of our members from around the country. Start making your plans to attend today!

Brent Taylor
President AAA
AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in Chairman

New Restorations

1935 American Eaglet NC17007
Air Power Museum Inc.
Restored by Gray Van Farowe & EAA Chapter 211 of Grand Haven, MI
(Gary Van Farowe photo)

People and Airplanes Already Registered

1932 Waco UEC NC12471
John Swander
DeSoto, KS
(Dave Miller photo)
1957 Piper PA22-150 TriPacer N8530D
Steve Curcio
Racine, WI
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1948 Cessna 195 N195H
Jere Calef
Mojave, CA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1943 Howard DGA-15P NC5604V
David Bole
Enumclaw, WA
(Ken Babione photo)
1998 Super Clipper N5232H
Rob Bach
Pell Lake, WI
(Dave Miller photo)
Bentzen Sport
Laura Bach
Pell Lake, WI
1941 Fairchild 24 N28690
Gerry Flaugher
Poplar Grove, IL
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
2011 Pietenpol Aircamper NX912JG
Chad Hill
Bellevue, NE
(Jeff Cain photo)
1939 Spartan Executive 7W NC17634
Jim Savage
Gibsonia, PA
1946 Cessna 140 N72481
Gary L. Greenland
Three Springs PA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1949 Ryan Navion N4986K
Karl von Kaenel
Clemson SC
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1948 Luscombe 8F N1594B
Sharon Tinkler
Tullahoma, TN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
2007 Hatz Classic NX230RS
Gary Petersen
Walton, NE
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Aeronca 11AC "Chief" N4611D
Richard Crawford
Knoxville, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1952 Piper PA 22/20 N2557A
Bryon Hubbard
Midlothian, TX
1932 Curtiss Wright B14B NC12332
Mike Rinker
Martin, TN
(TVR Photography photo courtesy of Mike Rinker)
1953 Cessna 170B N3107A
Michael Tindall
Webster City, IA
(Don Parsons photo)
1941 Taylorcraft BF-12 NC33935
Barry Wix
Seaford, DE
1943 Beech D-17S NC79484
Honegger Stefan
Bern, Switzerland
1938 Ryan SCW NC18914
Russell Williams
Bellevue, WA
1939 Aeronca LA-65 NC24228
Ray Robinson
Nevada, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1997 Stits Flutterbug N5479Y
John Banes
Fairfax, IA
(Brent Taylor photo)
1942 Boeing AN75N1 N966CD
Chuck & Jody Doyle
Webster, MN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1957 Piper TriPacer N8446D
Nicholas Mirales
Prince Frederick, MD
1960 Piper PA-18 N3678Z
Joe Norris
Oshkosh, WI
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1948 Aeronca 15AC Sedan NC1003H
Dave Miller & Suzy Kryzanowicz
Bay City, MI
(Jack Fleetwood photo)
1995 Rose Parrakeet N1154A
John Tiffany
Iowa City, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1929 New Standard D-25 NC9119
Ted Davis
Brodhead, WI
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1941 DeHavilland DH82A N41DH
Gary Lust
Iowa City, IA
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1946 Aeronca 7AC NC85607
Paul Berge
Indianola, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1942 Stearman PT-17 N62134
Todd & Tabatha Harders
Cairo, NE
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1948 Stinson 108-3 NC6183M
Karl Reik
Ft Thomas, KY
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Luscombe 8E N90435
Michael Bowen
Pendleton, SC
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1989 Pietenpol Air Camper NX98WD
Trent Davis
Brodhead, WI
1954 Cessna 170B N2748C
Don Jonas
Foristell, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1947 Luscombe 8A NC2935K
Craig Maturo
Kansas City, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1953 Piper PA22-135 N3468A
Dan Adams
Marshalltown, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1947 Cessna 120 N3114N
Shane Vande Voort
Pella, IA
(Dave Miller photo)
2009 Hatz CB-1 NX1279
Mark Lightsey
Pleasant View, TN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1939 Fairchild 24R-40 N232E
Ed Lachendro
Beaver Dam, WI
1930 Waco RNF NC895V
Joe Kaminskas
Biglerville, PA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
2014 Hatz CB-1 N805RF
Kevin Conner
Collinsville, OK
(Dave Miller photo)
1950 Temco GC-1B N2440B
Randy Brubaker
Traer, IA
(Dave Miller photo)
1943 Stearman N2S5
Paul Middlebrook
Penn Yann, NY
1959 Forney Aircoupe N3016G
Vincent Tallo
Alexandria, LA
1947 Bellanca 14-13-2 N74432
Scott Thomas
Woodlawn, VA
2013 Corben Ace SJ NX486N
Steve McGuire
Ponca, City, OK
(Jack Fleetwood photo)
1946 Taylorcraft BC12-D NC94953
Jim Zanggar
Larchwood, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1982 Wittman Tailwind W-8 N3151R
Danny Bergstrom
Stillwater, MN
(Brent Taylor photo)
1946 Stinson 108-1 N97990
Tim Verhoeven
New Prague, MN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Aeronca 7AC N657AC
Ken Mercer
What Cheer, IA
(Dave Miller photo)
1947 Luscombe 8A N1142B
Ross Wood
England, AR
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1952 Cessna 170B N8340A
William Weyers
Grimes, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1940 Porterfield CP-65 NC25590
Mike Polley
San Antonio Heights, CA
1941 Porterfield CP-65 NC37895
Chris Bergen
Upland, CA
1940 Porterfield 75C NC34837
Bob Cable
Upland, CA
1948 Luscombe 11A Sedan NC1614B
D. Reid
Wichita, KS
1973 Great Lakes 2T-1A-1 N503GL
Jerry Morelock
Omaha, NE
(Dave Miller photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A NC45504
Jim Zazas
Carthage, NC
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1942 Stearman E75 N802RB
Donald Gunstrom & Dean Maupin
Eldridge, IA
(Dave Miller photo)
2005 Piper PA-11 N535FL
Monte Jestes
Stillwater, OK
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
2015 Luscombe 10 (replica) NX34337
Bill Bradford,
Independence, MO
1941 Luscombe 8C NC39025
William Smith
Seneca, PA
1946 Globe GC-1B N80600
Matt Lovley
Richfield, MN
(Dave Miller photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A N1318K
James Pratt
Hoffman Estates, IL
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1948 Luscombe 8F N1480B
Joe Hecker
Kirkwood, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A N71600
John Morrisey
Lees Summit, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
2004 Glastar TD N767JA
Jonathan Apfelbaum
Parker, CO
(Bob Punch photo)
1942 Stearman PT-17 (clip wing) N22D
Herb Clark
Weirsdale, FL
1928 Travel Air 4000 NC9024
Roger Gomoll
North Oaks, MN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Aeronca 7EC NC2145E
Gary Granfors
Webster, MN
1945 Aeronca 7AC N81571
Larry Hoppes
Springville, IN
1940 Howard DGA-15P NC22410
Mike & Candy Vaughn
Charleston, IL
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1955 Cessna C-170B N170CB
James and Kathleen Schreier
Ft Dodge, IA
1934 Aeronca C-3 NC14096
Wilbur Womak
Jackson, LA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A N74334
Daniel M. Schmiedt
Westminster SC
(Photo by Will Becker)
1948 Piper PA-15 N4567H
Mark Flounders
Bloomfield, IA
(Dave Miller photo)
1943 Howard DGA-15P NC68431
Ron Wagner
Tonka Bay, MN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1940 Culver LCA Cadet N281W
Jim Rezich
Winnebago, IL
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1941 Meyers OTW NC26487
Shane Vande Voort
Pella, IA
(Dave Miller photo)
1946 Fairchild F24R N81210
Gary MacFarquhar
Evergreen, CO
(Dave Miller photo)
1946 Piper J-3 NC3463K
Barnes Fixed Wing LLC
Pella, IA
(Dave Miller photo)
1949 Stinson 108-3 N6939M
Mark Singletary
Colleyville, TX
1946 Beech D18S N127ML
Justin Niemyjski
Racine, WI
(Dave Miller photo)
1946 Ercoupe 415C N93318
Marc Broer
Des Moines, IA
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1935 Monocoupe 90A NC11767
Trevor Niemyjski
Racine, WI
(Jonathan Apfelbaum photo)
1943 Cessna T-50 N60453
Elmer Steir
Whittmore, IA
(Brent Taylor photo)
1946 Aeronca 7BCM Champ
Joe Beland
Saint Ansgar, IA
1947 Cessna 140 N4112N
Ryan Krejci
Stacy, MN
1942 Stearman A-75 N806RB
Brian Aukes
Ankeny, IA
1948 Piper PA-11 N4978H
Nick Hildreth
Red Oak, IA
1957 Piper PA-22 N7559D
Nathan & Linda Rounds
Zebulon, GA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1941 Waco UPF-7 NC32141
Dan Wilkins
Portland, PA
(Dave Miller photo)