Antique Airfield had a great bunch of volunteers on hand this past weekend to get some projects done in preparation for the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in just 29 days from today. Ken Marth, Luke Pieper, Eric Fritz, APM Director Mark Lancaster, Aaron Klugherz, Ben & Brent Taylor finished up the fence move on the south end of the flightline while Les Gaskill checked all the field electrical services.

Also accomplished was some needed back filling around the APM Restoration Center foundation, the cutting of some standing dead trees in the campgrounds and some upgrading of the computer system and WiFi connectivity. We'll have another work day this coming Saturday, Aug 3rd, to work on more projects and AAA/APM Fly-in preparations. If you'd like to come and help, please let us know here at AAA Headquarters so we can plan the food and refreshments for the day.

Eric Fritz (L) and Ken Marth (R) running the post hole digger

Marcy Taylor checks out the progress as APM Director Mark Lancaster (L), Luke Pieper (center) and Aaron Klugherz (R) finish up the installation of the new flightline fence on the S end of Antique Airfield.

This photo illustrates the spectator/photographer area gained by the moving of the south flightline fence just a few feet. On the right, the high grass shows where the old fence ran as we work on installing the new fence.

It has been a while since we've updated our fans on the APM Restoration Center. Due to equipment problems, we continue to await the installation of the sprayed in foam insulation for the building. However we are being assured that the contractor has new equipment on order and they should be ready to start in a week or so. In the meantime the interior steel has been delivered and later this coming week a group of our fine volunteers will install one side of the partition wall steel to facilitate the spraying of the foam insulation on that wall.

All the interior steel is cut to length and ready to install. We will be relying on our great volunteers to help get as much of this installation as possible accomplished by the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in. By the way the Ercoupe project in the background will be for sale during the AAA/APM Fly-in to help raise funds to continue progress on finishing the Restoration Center. It is pretty complete minus an engine and prop.