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APM Fundraising Drive Update

Posted in News | February 04, 2008

Donations to our APM fund drive continue to come in. As of Friday February 1st, total donations to the APM fund drive have topped $22,000. We've updated the donor list and again thank everybody who has contributed.

We've had the first two donations using online PayPal since this option was added to our website a few weeks ago. Chuck Doyle retains bragging rights for being the first to use PayPal. We hope that our online donation option will be convenient for benefactors.

We also received donations from Ron Price and William J. Purcell that are stated for other APM projects beyond this fund drive and we wish to thank them for their donations as well.

Once again a heartfelt "Thank You" to those listed above and to all whom have donated to this fund drive. Your faith in our efforts to preserve our aviation heritage is truly appreciated.

Brent Taylor
Treasurer, APM

Boeing Model 40C Rollout

Posted in News, Members | February 04, 2008

From Addison Pemberton at Pemberton and Sons Aviation: After 8 years and 18,000 hours of toil the Boeing 40C rolled out last week end as a finished airplane. We now have to wait a few weeks for the snow to melt to fly this baby. We received our Standard Airworthiness cert from the FAA last week and completed the engine pre-oil and fuel flow tests for the 1st of the taxi tests to start when the snow melts a bit.

Read more details about the Model 40C project.

Boehme Family's V-77 Coming Back to Life

Posted in Members | January 30, 2008

Larry Boehme, his son David, and the Boehme family are making fast progress restoring a Stinson V-77. Here's a photo:

Texas Chapter February Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | January 30, 2008

Video from Michael Daniel, Texas Chapter

Posted in Members | January 24, 2008

Here's a video from Michael Daniel showing his 2007 flying experiences. Michael says:

This is what I did during my flying escapades in 2007. It would be an understatement to say that 'I had fun.' I had way fun! This is also an invitation for all of you to come and visit our (Texas Chapter's) monthly Antique Aircraft Association's fly-in/eat-like-wolves events. They are all pot luck deals and we enjoy them greatly.

APM Fundraising Drive Results

Posted in News | January 19, 2008

It is with heartfelt thanks that the Air Power Museum Board of Trustees and the Directors of the Antique Airplane Association wish to acknowledge the donors to our 2007 fundraising drive. Click for the donor list, and to find out more about the fundraising campaign.

These donations demonstrate the above donors' belief in the direction and future of the APM, it's programs, and it's projects. That confidence is truly appreciated.

The Air Power Museum's mission is to preserve our aviation heritage as well as educate both present and future generations about that heritage. Should this interest you, please consider becoming involved in the APM's future as a volunteer or as a donor. You can donate by calling the AAA headquarters or using the online button below.

Brent Taylor
Treasurer, APM

More Air Mail Planes at the 2008 Fly-In

Posted in News | January 08, 2008

Larry Tobin, Carl Williams, Eric Baldwin, and Jay and Elin Pemberton are bringing more mail planes to Air Mail Days, the 2008 fly-in! A Stearman C3B, Stearman 4DM, and an Alexander Eaglerock A-2. See the full list of committed aircraft and details.

Never been to Blakesburg before? Read the First Timer's Guide to attending the Blakesburg fly-in.

APM President Mike Gretz Inducted Into Model Aviation Hall of Fame

Posted in Members | January 07, 2008

Congratulations to Mike Gretz, APM board President, who has been inducted into the Model Aviation Hall of Fame for 2007! Mike has been an active modeler since 1968 and a key part of the model aviation industry.

This article courtesy of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and their publication Model Aviation.

Paul Berge Iowa from the Air Video

Posted in Members | January 04, 2008

Paul Berge, lifetime AAA member and host of Iowa Public Television's Side Roads, has put together Iowa From the Air as a video presentation. Click for the video.

Paul Berge lives in central Iowa. He was an FAA air traffic controller for many years, is a CFII and utilizes his own Aeronca Champ for instruction. He also owns a Marquart Charger. Paul was the editor of IFR magazine for 5 years as well, as well as a freelance producer. Among his TV features was a story about the WWII Glider Pilots and one on the APM.

Paul is a professional writer with a regular column called "Flights of Fancy" in The Pacific Flyer magazine. His books include Bootleg Skies, Ailerona and the Logbook plus the short story, Zen and the Art of Pumpkin Bombing for AVWeb's online magazine. He currently hosts the Hangar Flying Theater aviation blog. Paul has been the MC of the annual "Gone Home" awards ceremony at the AAA/APM Fly-In and was elected to the AAA Board of Directors at the 2007 AAA/APM Fly-In. He claims he once shook hands with Richard Nixon at Teterboro Airport, NJ, where he grew up.

Just in time for Christmas! New Antique Airfield Runway Issue

Posted in News | December 16, 2007
This issue of the Antique Airfield Runway is a bit shorter than normal, but it is packed with information about the AAA/APM and our plans for its future. As AAA members this information will give you a roadmap for the future and outline opportunities to get involved in helping the AAA/APM along that future path.

It should be in your hands before the end of the year (mailed December 9th 2007).

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