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APM Revitalization Campaign

Posted in News | March 08, 2008

A new campaign is kicking off to revitalize the Airpower Museum. Plans for the Museum include both a program for renovation and updating the infrastructure, as well as the creation of an endowment to sustain the Museum into the future. Click for the full announcement.

In preparation for the campaign, the APM Board has extensively evaluated the facilities, aircraft, and mission of the APM. It was clear early in discussions about the APM's future that the APM has two missions that must be protected and nurtured:

  • The Museum exists to preserve and educate.
  • The APM, and Antique Airfield, is the site for a fly-in that means so much to antique airplane owners because it is a place where the "grass roots" of antique flying can still be experienced. The APM must preserve the grass roots of flying.

To bring a member's perspective to the revitalization, the APM Board has also asked five prominent business people within the antique airplane community. This Steering Committee will provide guidance to the board and help raise awareness of the revitalization. Click for committee bios.

There will be more announcements coming as the revitalization efforts get underway. Please consider a donation to support the APM's revitalization and its two key missions of preserving aviation heritage and nuturing grassroots antique aviation. Thank you!

Rob Bach's Pietenpol Factory

Posted in Members | March 05, 2008

Rob Bach sent us some photos of one of four Pietenpols under construction, showing pre-rigging assembly. Check out the bronze tailwheel.

40th Annual Horn Point Fly-In

Posted in Chapter News | March 05, 2008

Arthur Kudner of the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron chapter has invited everyone to the 40th Annual Horn Point Fly-in in Cambridge, Maryland. The fly-in will be on Saturday May 17th, with setup on Friday the 17th. Read all the details.

Boeing P12B Pictures

Posted in News | March 05, 2008

Jeff Hamilton from Spokane, WA sent in some photos of his Boeing P12B project being built by Roy Rehm in Nevada.

Mystery Airplane Identification Requested

Posted in Research | March 05, 2008

Gerald Farell of Montreal sent in a photo of a monoplane from Mexico taken in the 1920s. He's trying to track down the type of this aircraft to go with an article about his grandfather, Luis Farell of the Mexican Air Force. If you have information please send some email to Gerald.

Click on the image for a full sized image.

Living the Legend Video

Posted in News, Members | February 28, 2008

Ever wondered what coming to Blakesburg is like? Antique Airfield now has a video on YouTube!

"Living the Legend" was shot by Joe Pundzak, narrated by Paul Berge, and it looks great. Please share it with your friends.

Florida Antique Biplane Association 2007 Master Classifieds List

Posted in Chapter News | February 28, 2008

Here's the Florida Antique Biplane Association's 2007 Master Classifieds List.

Color Documentation for Sikorsky S-38 N199H

Posted in Research | February 28, 2008

Richard Adams asks whether folks could help him out with some research on color schemes for a project he's working on:

NC 199H was a Sikorsky S-38 flying boat that the predecessor to Northwest Airlines, Northwest Airways, used to deliver mail and passengers between St. Paul and the Duluth harbor in 1931-32. Most of the photographs of that era feature her sister ship. From an old friend's family archives I located a photo taken of this airplane in her St. Paul hangar in 1932, just before she was sold to my friend's grandfather to start a service between Houghton, MI and Isle Royale in Lake Superior, that had just become a national park.

Could you help me document colors of this airplane either in NWA livery or Royale Line's livery? I will attach photos that came from my friend's family archives. First as NWA and, second, as Royale Lines.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Click to email Richard.

Texas Chapter March Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | February 28, 2008

Here's the Texas Chapter March 2008 Newsletter.

Boeing Model 40C Public Test Flight

Posted in News, Members | February 26, 2008

On Saturday March 15th 2008 from 2:00-4:30 Pemberton and Sons Aviation, in conjunction with EAA Chapter 79 will host an official Boeing 40C test flight. The event will be held at the EAA club house just west of the Felts Field Café at Felts Field Spokane Washington (SFF).

This event with recognize the contributions made by the "Aircraft design Pioneers" of the 1920's. On display will be historical pictures and artifacts as well as a 1927 Stearman C3B owned by Larry Tobin, 1931 Stearman Sr Speedmail, 1927 Travel Air 4000 owned by Jim "Speed" Miller and a 1931 Laird LCB 300 owned by Larry Howard. These truly historic aircraft are all locally based and restored here in Spokane.

So don you Colvenex flying suits, dust off your Ressistal goggles and bring your latest Nickolas Beesley catalogue and witness Aviation History up close and personal. Feel free to invite who ever you might think would be interested. Contact Addison Pemberton or Larry Tobin.