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BTB Days

Back-To-Blakesburg and Back-To-Basics
AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In, August 29 - September 3, 2018

The Antique Airplane Association Inc. and the Air Power Museum Inc. are pleased to announced that that 2018 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In will once again 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 in 2018 we will again celebrate "BTB Days" or Back-to-Blakesburg and Back-To-Basics!

As for Back-to-Basics, we emphasize how the AAA/APM Fly-In is simple, relaxing and fun with antique/classic aircraft flying from dawn till dusk.

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

People and Airplanes Already Registered

Frants Madsen's 1940 Aeronca 65CA from Arizona
(Paul Stevens photo)
Charles Slinger's 1940 Porterfield CP-65 from Wisconsin
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Gary Greenland's 1946 Cessna 140 from Pennsylvania
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jere Calef's 1948 Cessna 195 from California
(Paul Stevens photo)
Jeff Sullens' 1948 Stinson 108-3 from Missouri Jonathan Apfelbaum's 2004 Glastar from Colorado
(Dave Miller photo)
Jim Schreier's 1955 Cessna 170B from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Russell Williams' 1938 Ryan SCW from Washington
(Paul Stevens photo)
John Allen’s 1947 Piper PA-11 from Iowa John Nance’s 1936 Stinson SR-8C from California
John Swander's 1932 Waco UEC from Kansas
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Bruce McElhoe's 2016 Bearhawk LSA from California
Mark & Mary White's 1999 Wittman W10 Tailwind from Florida
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Ed Lachendro's 1932 Waco IBA from Wisconsin
(Alan Achor photo)
Jeff Cain’s 1940 Piper J-4A from Colorado Marc Remhof’s 1946 Cessna 140 from Minnesota
Stephen Mineart's 1946 Stinson 108 from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Edwin Cooper's 2006 Hatz CB-1 from Texas
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Chad Hill's 2011 Pietenpol Aircamper from Nebraska
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Mike Bowen's 1942 Ryan PT-22 from South Carolina
(Jonathan Apfelbaum/Distant Thunder Aviation Photography photo)
Fred Dexter's 1929 Curtiss C-2 Robin from Florida
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
R. James Sheely’s 1951 Cessna 170A from Indiana.
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Chris Rhoads’ 1950 Piper PA-20 from Indiana Karl Von Kaenel's 1949 Ryan Navion from South Carolina
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jim Savage's 1939 Spartan 7W Executive from Pennsylvania Hank Galpin's 1928 Travel Air 6000 from Montana
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Ryan Lih's 1929 Pitcairn PA-6 Mailwing from IA
(Dave Swartz photo)
Paul Isakson's 1936 Taylor J-2 from WI
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Brian Meuser's 1936 Waco YQC-6 from CA
(Brent Taylor photo)
Justin Harders' 1937 Waco YKS-7 from Nebraska
(Justin and Kelsey Harders photo)
Don Lindholm’s 1938 Spartan 7W Executive from IA
(photo courtesy Don Lindholm)
Ron Shank's 1939 Luscombe 8A from Kansas
(G.R Dennis Price photo)
Jim Fisher's 1939 Luscombe 8C from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Tom Bullion's 1940 Waco UPF-7 from TN
Dan Wilkins' 1941 Waco UPF-7 from PA
(Dave Miller photo)
Thomas Murray's 1942 Ryan PT-22 from IL
(Gilles Auliard photo)
Todd & Tabitha Harders' 1942 Boeing A75N-1 Stearman from Nebraska
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Ted Miller’s 1943 Boeing A75N1 from CA
(Brent Taylor Photo)
Richard Smiths' 1945 Monocoupe 90AF from PA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
G. Duane Skoog’s 1946 Funk B-85C from IN
Jim Zazas' 1946 Luscombe 8A from NC John Morrisey's 1946 Luscombe 8A from Missouri
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Todd Crist’s 1946 Clip Wing Cub (Harold Krier) from Kansas.
(Todd Crist photo)
Craig Mataro’s 1947 Luscombe 8A from MO.
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Suzy Kryzanowicz's 1948 Aeronca Sedan from Michigan
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Sharon Tinkler's 1948 Luscombe 8F (Larson Conversion) from TN
(Paul Stevens photo)
John Penny's 1950 Bellanca 14-19 from Colorado William Weyers' 1952 Cessna 170B from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Byron Hubbard's 1952 Piper PA 22/20 from Texas
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Ted & Tiffany Goettl's 1953 Cessna 190 from Arizona
(Nigel Hitchman photo)
Michael Tindall's 1953 Cessna 170B from Iowa.
(Dave Miller photo)
Scott Burbank's 1954 Piper PA-22/20 from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Rich Wilkening's 1955 Cessna 170B from Iowa Rob Bach's 1998 Super Clipper from Wisconsin
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Monte Jestes' 2008 Piper PA-11 from OK.
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jeff Womak's 1939 Fairchild 24 from Louisiana
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Gerry Flaugher's 1941 Waco UPF-7 from Illinois Gary MacFarquhar's 1946 Fairchild 24 from Colorado
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
David Gleiter's 1956 Cessna 180 from Kansas
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Chuck Barth's 2011 Cowper Christy/ 1947 Aeronca L-16 from Illinois
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Mark Baker's 1944 Howard DGA-15P from Maryland
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Cameron Womak’s 1947 Luscombe 8A from Louisiana
Karl Reik's 1949 Stinson 108-3 from Kentucky
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Richard Zeiler’s 1929 Travel Air D4D “Sky Siren” from California
(Dave Miller photo)
Richard Zeiler’s 1929 Travel Air D4D “Sun Siren” from California
(Brent Taylor photo)
Ron Huckins' 1941 Waco UPF-7 from Kansas
Ed Lachendro's 2007 Hatz Classic from Wisconsin
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Ray Robinson's 1939 Aeronca 65-LA from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Walt Omiecinski's 1941 Interstate S-1A from Ohio Classic Aviation's 1946 Aeronca Champ from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Shane Vande Voort's 1947 Cessna 120 from Iowa
(G.R.Dennis Price photo)
Ross Wood's 1947 Luscombe 8A from Arkansas
(G.R.Dennis Price photo)
Stephen Torrent's 1981 Steen Skybolt from North Carolina