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First set of pre-registered airplanes for Fly-In

Posted in News | July 27, 2017

Here is the first set of pre-registered aircraft for the 2017 AAA/APM Fly-in, Back to Blakesburg and Back to Basics. You can register online or use the paper form.

Addison Pemberton's 1931 Stearman 4DM, Spokane, Washington
(photo courtesy of Addison Pemberton)
Roger Gomoll's 1928 Travelair 4000 from Minnesota
(Dave Miller photo)
Chuck Doyle's 1931 Stinson Jr.S from Minnesota Larry Howard's (flown by Jay Pemberton) 1930 Laird LC-1B-300 from Spokane, Washington
Ben Scott's (flown by Larry Harmacinski) 1930 Stearman 4E from Nevada Ed Lachendro's 1932 Waco IBA from Wisconsin
John Swander's 1932 Waco UEC from Kansas
(Dave Miller photo)
Russell Williams' 1938 Ryan SCW from Washington
(Brent Taylor photo)
Ray Robinson's 1939 Aeronca 65-LA from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jeff Womak's 1939 Fairchild 24 from Louisiana
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jim Fisher's 1939 Luscombe 8C from Iowa
(Ben Taylor photo)
James Rettick's 1939 Piper J-3 Cub from Illinois
(David Lahrman photo)
Tim Scheer's 1939 Taylorcraft BF-50 from Iowa
(Dave Miller photo)
Frants Madsen's 1940 Aeronca 65CA from Arizona
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Bob Krueger's 1940 Aeronca 65-TC fom MN
(Marginal Aviation photo)
Charles Slinger's 1940 Porterfield CP-65 from Wisconsin
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Walt Omiecinski's 1941 Interstate S-1A from Ohio Dan Wilkins' 1941 Waco UPF-7 from PA
(Dave Miller photo)
Craig Bair's 1942 Howard DGA-15P from South Dakota
(Dan McNeil photo)
Tom Murray's 1942 Ryan PT-22 from Illinois
(Gretchen Murray photo)
William Smith's 1945 Monocoupe 90al from PA
(G.R.Dennis Price photo)
Larry Hoppes' 1945 Aeronca 7AC from Indiana
Classic Aviation's 1946 Aeronca Champ from Iowa
(Brent Taylor photo)
Gary MacFarquhar's 1946 Aeronca 7BCM from Colorado
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)

Online Fly-In Registration is Open

Posted in News | July 26, 2017

If you haven't yet registered for the 2017 AAA/APM Fly-In, BTB Days, online registration is now open. You can use Paypal and your credit card to register, or if you prefer you can print and return the paper form.

Click to register

AAA/APM Fly-In has Begun

Posted in News | September 01, 2016

The AAA/APM fly-in has begun! The field has a few damp places from rain Tuesday, but it was was drying out rapidly Wednesday afternoon. Antique Airfield drains well and it will be good condition on Thursday, with a freshly rolled and mowed runway.

Aircraft arrivals are coming in with Wacos, Howards, Cubs, Champs, Stearmans and Luscombes. Three fellows flew out together from Cable Airport in red, white and blue Porterfields.

The weather forecast looks great for the rest of the weekend, sunny with highs in the low 80's. Come out and join us!

Fly-In Pre-Registration Is Closed

Posted in News | August 30, 2016

The AAA/APM fly-in starts Wednesday! Pre-registration is now closed, but you can still register on the spot at the airfield once the fly-in starts.

Last minute preparations are underway at Antique Airfield. The annual mowing party took place this past weekend to prepare the field. Rain showers and thunderstorms over the past few days hit Ottumwa but missed Blakesburg, so the field is in good condition for the fly-in.

Brian Meuser's Curtiss-Wright 12W First Flight

Posted in Members | August 28, 2016

Congratulations to owner and restorer Brian Meuser, and test pilot Jimmy Rollison (both AAA lifetime members) on the successful test flight of Brian's 1931 CW Travel Air 12W after an 8 year restoration. The 12W had not flown since 1949. Flight took place with no problems.

APM Work Weekend and Fly-In Preparations

Posted in News | August 28, 2016

Though the day started out less than ideal weather wise, we still had a good bunch of volunteers turn out last Saturday to help with more Fly-in preparations.

The main museum annex and hangar, along with the 24th Fighter Sqd Mess Hall and the Ground Loop Inn were the center of cleaning efforts and much was accomplished.

Powell Hall in the main museum annex now has all the displays moved back in and arranged due to the efforts of RLT. He was helped out greatly by Dan Quinn and Mark Flounders,

Mark & Lu Quinn also spent a great deal of time cleaning the displays in the rest of the annex.

Meanwhile the main museum hangar came in for a major cleaning due to the mess left from the installation of the new roof. Some displays were rearranged, all but four aircraft were given a bath (those four will get cleaned when the hangar is cleaned out for the vendors next week) and most of the floor was power wash/cleaned. Dakota Quinn, Jeff Claypool, Rick Gritters, Steve Black, Mark Robotti and Brent Taylor handled that project.

Over in the 24th Fighter Sqd Mess Hall, Aaron Klugherz & Ben Taylor were busy stripping the floor and prepping it for a new paint job.

Les "Sparky" Gaskill was seen attending to several electrical projects while Melody Esch & Jessica Fryer cleaned and set up the Ground Loop Inn in AAA HQ. They also helped Marcy Taylor with food preparations during the day and evening. This weekend is the annual "Mowing Party" to prepare Antique Airfield for the Fly-in.

(Steve Black photos)

Two more days left to pre-register for the AAA/APM Fly-In

Posted in News | August 28, 2016

Haven't pre-registered for the 2016 AAA/APM Fly-in, Back to Blakesburg and Back to Basics? Its not too late, registration is open until Monday. You can register online or use the paper form. Note that you must be an AAA member, but you can join on the spot or join in advance with your registration.

Here are the latest registrations for which we have photos. If you register, send us a photo to post!

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)

Pre-Registered Fly-In Aircraft 2

Posted in News | August 22, 2016

At long last here's an update on all of the pre-registered aircraft for the 2016 AAA/APM Fly-in, Back to Blakesburg and Back to Basics. You can register online or use the paper form. Note that you must be an AAA member, but you can join on the spot or join in advance with your registration.

Here is the first of several batches of pre-registered aircraft. If you register in advance and send us a photo we will publish it here.

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)

Blakesburg Volunteers Video: "With A Little Help From My Friends"

Posted in News | August 22, 2016

Antique Airfield near Blakesburg, IA is the home of the Antique Airplane Association (AAA) and the Air Power Museum (APM).

This oasis for those who love, restore, own and fly vintage aircraft would not be possible without the dedication of a loyal cadre of volunteers who give of their time & talents.

This video is dedicated to them, with the most humble "Thanks" of the staff and directors of the AAA & APM.

You're invited to help with ongoing volunteer work weekends. This coming weekend is the annual “Mowing Party” on Aug 27th, to get Antique Airfield looking it’s best for the Fly-in.

Can't make it before the Fly-in? There are plenty of opportunities to help out during the Fly-in itself. So come join with us and become part of the crew.

Brent Taylor, Fly-in Chairman

Pre-Registered Fly-In Aircraft 3

Posted in News | August 22, 2016

2016 AAA/APM Fly-in, Back to Blakesburg and Back to Basics. You can register online or use the paper form.

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)