The 2014 AAA/APM National Fly-in is just around the corner (Aug 27th - Sep 1st) and it is time to get Antique Airfield ready for another great year. We have put in an order for cool, dry weather at this years event, so hopefully it will not get mixed up with the state fair like weather we had in 2013.
The latest Antique Airfield Runway containing the fly-in information package was mailed early in July and pre-registrations are coming in strong. As was announced in the 'Runway, at this years fly-in we will be celebrating "Stars of the Sky & Screen" and featuring Interstate & Great Lakes aircraft. Currently we have five theme aircraft, six Interstates & a Great Lakes pre-registered among the more than sixty pre-registered aircraft.
As participation of featured aircraft and activities are confirmed, details will be available here on the web site, and on our Facebook page.
As usual, we are planning a series of work weekends to prepare Antique Airfield for the event and this letter is a request for your assistance. We have the usual projects to do to get Antique Airfield ready, some improvement projects and some work in relation to the new APM Restoration Center to accomplish. Those include finishing the new roof on the "Flymarket", installing the ceiling steel in the APM Restoration Center, work on the "Library of Flight", painting and re-installation of the new AAA Headquarters sign, installation of a new wind "T", as well as the usual cleaning, painting, mowing, electrical, plumbing and other preparations.
The dates for the work weekends will be Aug. 2nd & 3rd, Aug. 9th & 10th, Aug. 16th & 17th and Aug. 23rd & 24th. The work weekend on Aug. 23rd & 24th will be the annual mowing party so plan on bringing your tractors, riders, mowers, weed eaters and other implements of destruction to help have Antique Airfield looking its best for the Fly-In.
Also, for those volunteering on the weekend of August 9th & 10th, on Sunday afternoon August 10th we plan to head south to Applegate Airport in Queen City, MO for APM Director Harve & Carolyn Applegate's annual Watermelon Fly-in.
So if you can, please plan on coming to Antique Airfield and bring a friend along as it is always good to have some "new blood" to share the fun as well as the work with. If you can't make the work weekends, we hope you'll give consideration to volunteering your time during the AAA/APM Fly-in.
To help plan the food and refreshments please RSVP at (641) 938-2773 or AntiqueAirfield@sirisonline.com on which weekends you can come and help.
As usual we will hit it hard during the day but after supper we will spend some time flying and also playing with models, kites etc. (bring em' if you have em').
Looking forward to seeing all of you. Pass the word and bring a friend too!