APM Adkisson Hangar
Long-time APM Board member, the late Earl "Skeezix" Adkisson, kept his collection of antiques and homebuilts on his strip at Atwood, IL. While the airport is gone, Earl's 45'x48' hangar is not. In fact, it has found a new home.
The APM thrives on volunteers. We wouldn't exist without the generous support from AAA/APM members, which brings us back to Earl's hangar. Earl's son, Steve (current APM President) and Earl's widow, Wanda "Blondie" Adkisson, donated the hangar to APM back in 2013. This generous and much needed donation was greatly appreciated and a volunteer crew disassembled the hangar, loaded it onto the trucks and transported it to Antique Airfield where it has been in storage since.
The hangar is a Butler Building, which should make reassembly relatively easy since it bolts together. However, a new foundation, new steel siding and roofing will be needed to complete the re-assembly.
To finance that effort, we have started a “Buy-a-Foot” campaign to raise the necessary funds. Each square foot of the 2,160 square foot facility will be sold for $30.
The new "owner" of that square foot will receive an "unrecorded deed of trust" proving "ownership". A floor map is here on the APM website and in the finished facility so the new owner can find his/her piece of "real estate"...errr....floor.
In fact, we already have “seed money” in the amount of $6080.00 from several AAA members, Tom Frasca & the Pella Rollscreen Foundation.
So, if you are ready to join with us to help make the APM Adkisson Hangar a reality, click the donation button below or please send your check with this printed form to the Adkisson Hangar “Buy a Foot” campaign at 22001 Bluegrass Rd. Ottumwa, IA 52501.
And remember, you can buy more than one foot. After all, it takes two to stand on.
Finally, upon completion, Harold Krier’s DeHavilland Chipmunk and the Jocelyn/Price/Baron Great Lakes will become the center pieces of this new facility.