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2014 Fly-In Pre-Registration Now Closed

Posted in News | August 25, 2014

Pre-registration for the 2014 Fly-In is now closed. If you didn't pre-register, don't worry, you can still attend the fly-in, you'll just have to register on-site when you arrive.

Here's the latest pre-registrations. We look forward to seeing everybody at Antique Airfield in just a few days!

1947 Stinson 108-3 NC638C
Jody Jones
Stilwell, OK
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1991 Cygnet SF-2A N4215G
Mike Hargrave
Marshalltown, IA
(Brent Taylor photo)
1941 Stearman A75N1 N44JP
Charles Parrish
Tullahoma, TN
1944 Stinson AT-19 N60058
Tom Bullion
Memphis, TN
(Jim Koepnick photo)
1947 Cessna 120 N3114N
Shane Vande Voort
Pella, IA
(Megan Vande Voort photo)

Fly-In Pre-Registration Ends on Sunday

Posted in News | August 21, 2014

Online fly-in pre-registration ends on Sunday 2014 Fly-In. If you're planning to attend and haven't yet pre-registered, you can save yourself time at the airfield upon arrival by pre-registering online.

1937 Waco YKS-7 N17457
John Cournoyer
Elsinore, MO
Flown by Scott Johansson
1947 Luscombe 8E N2587K
Michael May
Axtell, NE
1934 Waco YKC NS14137
Dave & Jeanne Allen
Elbert, CO
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1929 Alexander Eaglerock A-2 NC1121P
Glen Cruz/Carl Williams
San Diego, CA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1946 Beech D18S N127ML
Justin Niemyjski
Racine, WI
(Brent Taylor photo)
1935 Monocoupe 90A NC11767
Trevor Niemyjski
Racine, WI
(Nigel Hitchman photo)

Volunteer Work Weekend #3 at Antique Airfield

Posted in News | August 19, 2014

Even with the weather being less than ideal (low ceilings, fog, mist & rain), there was a lot happening at Antique Airfield over the weekend and a lot of items got checked off of Fly-in Chairman Brent Taylor's "to do" list.

Saturday's crew (Dave Coop, Dan Quinn, Luke Pieper, Jeff Claypool, Jessica Fuller, Holly Vanorny, Sydney Lundberg, Mark & Gloria Robotti, Mark & Teri Lancaster, Ben, Marcy & Brent Taylor) got the S Showerhouse activated, the Pilot's Pub cleaned and setup along with giving the Pub sign a facelift, the Hy-Vee Mess Hall cleaned and floor painted, the fuel truck serviced and running, new locks on many of the buildings and much more!

Sunday saw Ben & Brent Taylor helping Rick Gritters and Dan Quinn with projects in the Hy-Vee Mess Hall, the Pilot’s Pub, the APM Restoration Center and on the APM's Great Lakes.

But there's still much to do! Hope to see many of our loyal volunteers this coming weekend for the Annual Mowing Party and the final push to have Antique Airfield ready for the start of the fly-in on Wednesday August 27th!

Dan & Luke work on getting the south showerhouse up and running.

Sydney & Holly put their artistic talents to work on re-painting Pilot’s Pub sign.

Lunch time!

Not certain what Mark and Dave are doing but it looks akin to seeing how many people you can stuff in VW...

...Or it could have something to do with getting the booths setup in the Pilot's Pub.

Jesse said something about, "Same old thing every day....clean up the bird cage"?

Jeff works his magic on the fuel truck, to bring it out of hibernation.

Babysitting the GeeBee QED

Posted in Members | August 19, 2014

Addison Pemberton had an unusual guest at his hangar at Felts Field, Spokane, WA. Addison says:

We have had a pleasure of baby sitting the QED in our storage hanger for the last 2 weeks in prep for the AOPA event at Felts Field this past week end. The airplane is magnificent and always a shocker when we walk into the hanger. Here Jay and I show the size of the monster.

"Dimensional Shift" Short Film at Antique Airfield

Posted in Members | August 19, 2014

Now for your viewing pleasure, the short film, "Dimensional Shift".

"Dimensional Shift" is the name given to the short film produced by Whatever Works Productions, filmed at Antique Airfield and featuring AAA Lifetime member Jim Jones along with his Meyers OTW.

This film is an entry into the worldwide 48 Hour Film Project.

Annual Mowing Party This Coming Weekend!

Posted in News | August 18, 2014

It takes a lot of planning and even more hard work to get ready for the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in. With the Fly-in just nine days away, the staff and volunteers here at the Antique Airfield are quite busy working to complete all preparations before the arrival of our members and guests starting on August 27th.

Over the last several weekends we have been hosting work days to help prepare the field and facilities for the event but much remains to be accomplished. We hope many of our local members and more distant volunteers will be able to be with us this coming weekend (August 23rd & 24th ) for the Annual Mowing Party. So plan on joining us with your tractors, riders, mowers, weed eaters and other implements of destruction to help have Antique Airfield looking its best for the Fly-in.

Please let us know if you're able to come and help, mow, weed eat, clean etc. to help us plan the food (smoked pork), drink and refreshments for the day.

See you this coming Saturday.

Brent Taylor
Fly-in Chairman

Photographers, GoPro'ers, and Spot Trackers - Please Share!

Posted in News | August 18, 2014

Are you flying out to Blakesburg in a few days? If you have a Spot tracker, send us the URL so everybody can see your route.

Also, if you've got a GoPro-style video camera strapped onto the airplane or in the cockpit please make sure to bring it. We're collecting video this year and would like to edit it into feature videos throughout the fall and winter for everybody's enjoyment. So contribute your video and be featured on and Facebook!

Here's an example GoPro video from Antique Airfield:

So please, if you attend the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in and capture photos/videos of the planes, people, activities and flying, please consider sharing them with us here at AAA Headquarters for use on the website, in the Antique Airfield Runway and in future videos from "Brent Taylor Productions". Proper credit for use of any images or videos will be given.

Brent Taylor
Fly-in Chairman

Last Week of Fly-In Pre-Registration

Posted in News | August 18, 2014

This is the last week to pre-register online for the 2014 Fly-In. If you're planning to attend and haven't yet pre-registered, you can save yourself time at the airfield upon arrival by pre-registering online.

If you are planning to get a hotel or car in Ottumwa during the fly-in you should ensure you get reservations very soon. Please see the Accommodations and Activities list for contact numbers and details.

1950 Piper PA-20 N7491K
Rob Stoinoff
Osgood, IN
1939 Luscombe 8A N22091
Ron Shank
Greensburg, KS
(Nick Dean photo)
1946 Luscombe 8E N2101K
Al Manley
Longmont, CO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1942 Boeing Stearman A75N1 N966CD
Chuck Doyle
Webster, MN
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1941 Interstate S-1A NC37369
Mathew Northway
Eugene, OR
1938 Monocoupe 90A NC19423
Ted Goettl
Clarkdale, AZ
(AAA Archives photo)
1948 Stinson 108-3 N6679M
Merle & Joan Marshall
Shakopee, MN
1943 Taylorcraft L2M N46112
Gene Lockwood
Glencoe, OK
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1934 Aeronca C-3 NC14096
Wilbur A. Womak
Jackson, LA
1955 PA22-150 N2540P
Michael Reed
Parsons, KS
1947 Luscombe 8A Clipwing NX2133K
Bill Bradford
Independence, MO
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1930 Great Lakes 2T-1A NC647K
Paul Fuller
Pendleton, IN
(G.R. Dennis Price photo

Interstate Cadet Video Channel by Restorer Tim Talen

Posted in Members | August 18, 2014

Since one of the featured aircraft of this year's fly-in is the Interstate Cadet, noted Interstate restorer Tim Talen of Springfield, OR recently let us know that he's posted a series of videos on Interstate Cadet restoration and maintenance to his video channel. Click here for the complete video channel.

Volunteer Work Weekend #2 At Antique Airfield

Posted in News | August 12, 2014

Well it would be safe to say more like a work week!

The crew from MI, AAA National Director Gary Van Farowe, Bob Tejchma and Jerry Lugten arrived on Thursday and immediately set to work on finishing the installation of the new roof on the APM Fly-Market. They were joined on Friday by Harman Dickerson, Bob Edgington & Nick Hildreth. By the end of the day Saturday, the new roof was completed and the Fly-Market was cleaned, organized and ready for business.

On Sat Rick Gritters and Les Gaskill began working on an electrical project for the Hy-Vee Mess Hall and the Pilot's Pub, Dan Quinn made more progress on getting the APM’s Great Lakes ready for assembly, Marcy Taylor did some major cleaning in the APM "Library of Flight" when not busy preparing meals for the volunteers and APM Director Aaron Klugherz, Jessica Fuller and Ben Taylor completed and installed the new sign in front of AAA Headquarters. In all it was a very busy and very productive few days but there’s still much to do. If you can come help out this coming weekend (or anytime during the week as well) please let us know.

Brent Taylor

Jerry Lugten arrives in his Howard

Gary, Jerry & Bob got right to work on the Fly-Market roof.

Jerry's Howard, Yellowstone Aviation's Interstate Cadet and the APM's Great Lakes bedded down for the night in the APM Restoration Center.

Work picked up early Friday am where it had left off the night before in hopes of finishing the new roof.

The new roof almost complete.

Gary and Bob finish tying the new roof into the APM storage hangar for a water tight fit.

It looks as if Nick and Harman are ready for business at the APM Fly-Market.

Dan Quinn gets some "Air" worthy tires installed on the APM's Great Lakes

Rick Gritters arrived from Pella in his recently finished Pober Pixie

RLT looks over the progress on the new AAA Headquarters sign.

An Antique Airfield "Kerfie"!

Les "Sparky" Gaskill heads for home in his Cub after a busy day at Antique Airfield.

The new sign complete and ready to install.

Jesse, Gary, Ben & Aaron have the new sign in place and ready to secure.