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Annual Mowing Party This Coming Weekend!

Posted in News | August 18, 2014

It takes a lot of planning and even more hard work to get ready for the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in. With the Fly-in just nine days away, the staff and volunteers here at the Antique Airfield are quite busy working to complete all preparations before the arrival of our members and guests starting on August 27th.

Over the last several weekends we have been hosting work days to help prepare the field and facilities for the event but much remains to be accomplished. We hope many of our local members and more distant volunteers will be able to be with us this coming weekend (August 23rd & 24th ) for the Annual Mowing Party. So plan on joining us with your tractors, riders, mowers, weed eaters and other implements of destruction to help have Antique Airfield looking its best for the Fly-in.

Please let us know if you're able to come and help, mow, weed eat, clean etc. to help us plan the food (smoked pork), drink and refreshments for the day.

See you this coming Saturday.

Brent Taylor
Fly-in Chairman

Photographers, GoPro'ers, and Spot Trackers - Please Share!

Posted in News | August 18, 2014

Are you flying out to Blakesburg in a few days? If you have a Spot tracker, send us the URL so everybody can see your route.

Also, if you've got a GoPro-style video camera strapped onto the airplane or in the cockpit please make sure to bring it. We're collecting video this year and would like to edit it into feature videos throughout the fall and winter for everybody's enjoyment. So contribute your video and be featured on AntiqueAirfield.com and Facebook!

Here's an example GoPro video from Antique Airfield:

So please, if you attend the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in and capture photos/videos of the planes, people, activities and flying, please consider sharing them with us here at AAA Headquarters for use on the website, in the Antique Airfield Runway and in future videos from "Brent Taylor Productions". Proper credit for use of any images or videos will be given.

Thanks,
Brent Taylor
Fly-in Chairman

Last Week of Fly-In Pre-Registration

Posted in News | August 18, 2014

This is the last week to pre-register online for the 2014 Fly-In. If you're planning to attend and haven't yet pre-registered, you can save yourself time at the airfield upon arrival by pre-registering online.

If you are planning to get a hotel or car in Ottumwa during the fly-in you should ensure you get reservations very soon. Please see the Accommodations and Activities list for contact numbers and details.

1950 Piper PA-20 N7491K
Rob Stoinoff
Osgood, IN
1939 Luscombe 8A N22091
Ron Shank
Greensburg, KS
(Nick Dean photo)
1946 Luscombe 8E N2101K
Al Manley
Longmont, CO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1942 Boeing Stearman A75N1 N966CD
Chuck Doyle
Webster, MN
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1941 Interstate S-1A NC37369
Mathew Northway
Eugene, OR
1938 Monocoupe 90A NC19423
Ted Goettl
Clarkdale, AZ
(AAA Archives photo)
1948 Stinson 108-3 N6679M
Merle & Joan Marshall
Shakopee, MN
1943 Taylorcraft L2M N46112
Gene Lockwood
Glencoe, OK
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1934 Aeronca C-3 NC14096
Wilbur A. Womak
Jackson, LA
1955 PA22-150 N2540P
Michael Reed
Parsons, KS
1947 Luscombe 8A Clipwing NX2133K
Bill Bradford
Independence, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1930 Great Lakes 2T-1A NC647K
Paul Fuller
Pendleton, IN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo

Interstate Cadet Video Channel by Restorer Tim Talen

Posted in Members | August 18, 2014

Since one of the featured aircraft of this year's fly-in is the Interstate Cadet, noted Interstate restorer Tim Talen of Springfield, OR recently let us know that he's posted a series of videos on Interstate Cadet restoration and maintenance to his video channel. Click here for the complete video channel.

Volunteer Work Weekend #2 At Antique Airfield

Posted in News | August 12, 2014

Well it would be safe to say more like a work week!

The crew from MI, AAA National Director Gary Van Farowe, Bob Tejchma and Jerry Lugten arrived on Thursday and immediately set to work on finishing the installation of the new roof on the APM Fly-Market. They were joined on Friday by Harman Dickerson, Bob Edgington & Nick Hildreth. By the end of the day Saturday, the new roof was completed and the Fly-Market was cleaned, organized and ready for business.

On Sat Rick Gritters and Les Gaskill began working on an electrical project for the Hy-Vee Mess Hall and the Pilot's Pub, Dan Quinn made more progress on getting the APM’s Great Lakes ready for assembly, Marcy Taylor did some major cleaning in the APM "Library of Flight" when not busy preparing meals for the volunteers and APM Director Aaron Klugherz, Jessica Fuller and Ben Taylor completed and installed the new sign in front of AAA Headquarters. In all it was a very busy and very productive few days but there’s still much to do. If you can come help out this coming weekend (or anytime during the week as well) please let us know.

Brent Taylor

Jerry Lugten arrives in his Howard

Gary, Jerry & Bob got right to work on the Fly-Market roof.

Jerry's Howard, Yellowstone Aviation's Interstate Cadet and the APM's Great Lakes bedded down for the night in the APM Restoration Center.

Work picked up early Friday am where it had left off the night before in hopes of finishing the new roof.

The new roof almost complete.

Gary and Bob finish tying the new roof into the APM storage hangar for a water tight fit.

It looks as if Nick and Harman are ready for business at the APM Fly-Market.

Dan Quinn gets some "Air" worthy tires installed on the APM's Great Lakes

Rick Gritters arrived from Pella in his recently finished Pober Pixie

RLT looks over the progress on the new AAA Headquarters sign.

An Antique Airfield "Kerfie"!

Les "Sparky" Gaskill heads for home in his Cub after a busy day at Antique Airfield.

The new sign complete and ready to install.

Jesse, Gary, Ben & Aaron have the new sign in place and ready to secure.

Fly-In Pre-Registration Is Ending Soon!

Posted in News | August 12, 2014

The 2014 Fly-In starts in only two and a half weeks! If you're planning to attend and haven't yet pre-registered, you can save yourself time at the airfield upon arrival by pre-registering online.

If you are planning to get a hotel or car in Ottumwa during the fly-in you should ensure you get reservations very soon. Please see the Accommodations and Activities list for contact numbers and details.

1946 Taylorcraft BC-12D NC96130
Ron & Michelle Beachy
Kokomo, IN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A NC45504
Jim Zazas
Carthage, NC
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1935 Waco UKC-S NC14611
Paul & Dana Osmanski
Hartford, WI
(Paul Kiddell photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A N71600
John Morrisey
Lee's Summit, MO
(Charles E. "Chuck" Stewart photo)
1947 Cessna 195 N4331N
Chris Thomsen
Plainfield, IL
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
   

Northwest Missouri BBQ and Fly-In on the River August 16

Posted in Chapter News | August 12, 2014

The Northwest Missouri Chapter is holding the 14th Annual BBQ & Fly-In on the River at the Excelsior Springs Airport, August 16th 7am - 2pm. This is one of the largest single-day fly-ins in Missouri, with over 70 aircraft the last two years!

You can get full details at the chapter website or Facebook page.

Chapter members will be cleaning up and setting up at the airport Friday August 15 beginning at 9am. We of course need volunteers both days, so please attend if you can, drag your family, friends, neighbors - it will be all hands on deck!

Nebraska Chapter Minden Fly-In and Husker Hawkeye Air Tour

Posted in Members | August 12, 2014

A reminder that the Nebraska Chapter Minden Fly-In (August 22-24) and the Husker Hawkeye Air Tour (August 24 and ending on the 27th at Blakesburg) are also coming up soon, starting in just two weeks.

Information on both events is available on the Nebraska Chapter Website. Folks who pre-register on the chapter website get a free T-shirt (one per plane or car if driving).

Anyone is welcome to join for any or all of the events! Contact Todd Harders if you have further questions.

Michigan Chapter Coffeehouse at the Fly-In

Posted in News | August 12, 2014

The Dave Warren Coffee House will be open for business early every morning during the fly-in. Bring your cups; buy a cup; we'll have the coffee ready. All the proceeds from this venture goes to the APM roof fund which you'll be able to see the results of firsthand. Money raised last year helped to complete the re-roofing of the APM Fly-Market. We hope to over the next few years re-roof all the remaining APM buildings. Next will be the APM main display annex. It's a big project and we'll need everyone's support to see it completed. So bring your pockets filled with coins, cash, checks, etc. to help re-roof the APM!

Michigan AAA Chapter

Gary Van Farowe & JoAnn Denkema (pictured) along with Rosie Duckworth and Carol Van Farowe head up the popular Dave Warren Coffee House (located on the porch on the west side of AAA Headquarters) each morning during the AAA/APM Fly-in.

A popular spot, the porch and the Dave Warren Coffee House (sponsored by the Michigan AAA Chapter) are where the daily pilot briefings are held.

Interstate Cadet Down Under

Posted in Members | August 12, 2014

Interstates are featured aircraft at this year's fly-in. Peter Harlow in Black Rock, Victoria, Australia decided we need to feature an Australian Interstate in addition to the US population. Peter says: "I own the only Interstate Cadet in Australia - serial number 9, ex-US registration N28317, now Australian registered VH-VCQ - see picture attached."

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