Website of the Antique Airplane Association and the Airpower Museum Last Update: Oct 09 2017

Thank You to Fly-In Volunteers

Well the 2014 AAA/APM Fly-in will certainly go down as one of our most memorable events, though more likely in an infamous sort of way than due to record attendance. We had a very challenging week with weather both here and across the country that cut our attendance figures by 30-35% over our 2013 record attendance. Still, even with all the challenges we faced, be it via mother nature or human nature, we had a safe event.

The AAA/APM Fly-in takes a massive effort yearly to prepare for and execute. It would be impossible for our small full time staff of four people to accomplish this task. Fortunately we have a loyal and growing number of volunteers who spend their time, talents and money to help make the AAA/APM Fly-in happen. Without their help and dedication the AAA/APM Fly-in is simply not possible. So with apologies in advance to anyone I may have missed, if you enjoyed our 61st annual event, make certain to "Thank" the following 101 individuals and 4 service organizations for their hard work and dedication in making the 2014 AAA/APM Fly-in a safe and fun event for all participants.

Field Preparations

  • Ken Marth
  • Luke Pieper
  • Mike & Doris Gretz
  • Steve & Debbie Black
  • Mark & Teri Lancaster
  • Harve Applegate
  • Mark Flounders
  • Dave Coop
  • Steve Hendryx
  • Jim Jones
  • Mark & Gloria Robotti
  • Scott Anderson
  • Larry Phelps
  • Dan & Dakota Quinn
  • Aaron Klugherz
  • Marcy Taylor
  • Eric & Ryan Fritz
  • Jerry Lugten
  • Bob Tejchma
  • Gary Van Farowe
  • Don Miles
  • Harman Dickerson
  • Bob Edgington
  • Nick Hildreth
  • Rick Gritters
  • Gary Lust
  • Dan Kirkpatrick
  • Steve Adkisson
  • Mike Hargrave
  • Don Adams
  • Don Parks
  • Gene DeJonge
  • Toby Hanson
  • Jen Cichy
  • Wyatt Hatz
  • Vaughn Lovley
  • Les Gaskill
  • Tim, LuVerne & John Verhoeven
  • Brian West
  • Jack Arthur
  • Mark Kokstis
  • Ron Hansen
  • A.J. Stricker
  • Rich Klugherz
  • Jessica Fuller
  • Holly Vanorny
  • Sydney Lundberg
  • Mike & John Lossner
  • Jeff Claypool
  • Nathan Frost
  • Danny Glenn

Flight Line (Aircraft Parking)

  • Ben Taylor
  • Aaron, Tom & Rich Klugherz
  • Bryan DeWitt
  • Kevin Chitwood
  • Brian West
  • Nathan, Shannon & Debra Frost
  • John Verhoeven

Registration

  • Cindy Reis
  • Marcy Taylor
  • Anna Fichera

Pilot's Pub

  • Mark, Teri & Tanner Lancaster
  • Luke Pieper
  • Eric, Jane, Tyler & Ryan Fritz
  • Natalie Alexander
  • Eric Moe
  • Jeff & Sheila Lancaster
  • Ken Marth
  • Craig Shorten
  • Mark & Gloria Robotti
  • Anna Phillips

APM Fly Market

  • Harman Dickerson
  • Don Miles
  • Bob Edgington
  • Darrell Williams
  • Nick Hildreth

Air Traffic Control (Flagmen)

  • Robert Grimm
  • Tom Gehman
  • Mark Robotti
  • Dallas Grimm
  • Toby Hanson
  • David Lamb
  • Ben Taylor

Field Maintenance & Cleanup

  • Toby Hanson
  • Tim & John Verhoeven
  • Bob & Dallas Grimm
  • Les Gaskill
  • Dave Wilkie
  • Dan & Dakota Quinn
  • Rick Gritters

Movies & Sound

  • Aaron Klugherz
  • Steve & Debbie Black
  • Mike Gretz
  • Bryan DeWitt
  • Kevin Chitwood

Security

  • Denny Whitson
  • Ottumwa VFW post # 775

Memorial Service

  • Jim Jones
  • Justin Niemyjski
  • Cliff Hatz
  • LuVerne Verhoeven

Emergency Aircraft Repairs

  • Steve Adkisson

Awards

  • Paul Berge
  • Mike Gretz
  • Steve & Debbie Black
  • Shalyn Applegate

APM Gift Shop

  • Doris Gretz
  • LuVerne Verhoeven
  • Barb Frost
  • Gloria Robotti

Coffee House

  • Rosie Duckworth
  • Sharon Plavnick
  • Gary & Carol Van Farowe
  • Michigan Chapter AAA

Emergency Services

  • Blakesburg Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wapello County Rural Fire Department

Sanitation

  • Mike Meir

Aircraft Statisticians

  • Suzy Kryzanowicz
  • Dave Miller

Also

  • RedLine Aviation & Dallas Grimm (insect control)
  • Russell Williams (website)
  • Snooks Bouska (ice cream)
  • Classic Aviation of Pella, IA & Bob Lancaster Oil Co. (aircraft fueling)
  • Debbie, Jim & Tyler Dowd, Jim Cain (Hy-Vee)