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Hangar Door and Work Weekend Report

Posted in News | August 10, 2015

The last week has seen an amazing amount of progress in connection with infrastructure projects and preparations for the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in now just a few weeks away

While projects like re-graveling all the roads/driveways around the field, trimming trees, landscaping etc. continue, some major projects were accomplished this week past.

In that week, the new roof was finished over the APM annex, new hangar doors were built and installed on the APM Main Museum hangar, the gable end of the APM Main Museum hangar received a face lift of all new metal sheeting, the exterior rebuild of the 24th Fighter Sqd Mess Hall was completed and some progress was made to the replacement of the N wall of Powell Hall and more.

All the above was accomplished due to a group of dedicated and extremely hard working volunteers who put in 10-12 hours a day for six days to get these projects done. These folks came from IA, IL, MI and MN.

When you see or meet the following folks at the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in be sure and “Thank” them for their dedication and efforts to make Antique Airfield & the APM a better place;

Steve Adkisson Gary Van Farowe Ken Marth
Bob Tejchma Dan & Dakota Quinn Luke Pieper
Tim & Luverne Verhoeven Ben Taylor Marcy Taylor
Holly Taylor Rick Gritters Les Gaskill
Nick Hildreth    

With the Fly-in but a month away, much remains to be done. We welcome any who would like to come spend a few hours or a few days to help move some of the unfinished infrastructure projects and/or Fly-in preparations toward completion/readiness. We will host work days each Sat/Sun from now until the Fly-in. The dates for those work days will be Aug 15th & 16th, Aug 22nd & 23rd and Aug 29th & 30th. August 29th will be the annual “Mowing Party” so bring your tractors, weed eaters, chain saws, shovels, rakes and other implements of destruction and help us have Antique Airfield looking its best for the Fly-in

Finally "Thanks " too all those who contributed to the 2015 APM Capital Improvement Fund. You help make these projects possible!

Brent Taylor

Monday Aug 3rd. And so it begins!! APM Director Steve Adkisson, AAA lifetime members Ken Marth, Dan & Dakota Quinn along with Ben Taylor have started work on replacement of the APM main museum hangar doors

Tuesday Aug 4th Steve Adkisson, Ken Marth, Dan & Dakota Quinn installed the new headers and door tracks for the APM main museum hangar as well as began construction on the new hangar doors.

Meanwhile Ben Taylor, along with help from Dakota Quinn finished construction of the new porch on the 24th Fighter Sqd. Mess Hall.

Wednesday Aug 5th Steve Adkisson, Ken Marth, Dan & Dakota Quinn & Ben Taylor framed up two of the three new hangar doors by end of the day. Door skins were installed on two of the doors as metal for the frame of the third door was being cut.

Thursday Aug 6th Gary Van Farowe & Bob Tejchma were back from MI to finish the re-roofing project on the APM annex and along with Steve Adkisson, Ken Marth, Dan & Dakota Quinn & Ben Taylor, made for quite a crew.

Even RLT's daughter Holly Taylor was up from the St.Louis area to help with some of the landscaping projects around the field.

Friday Aug 7th Steve, Ken, Dan & Ben dropped the old hangar doors off the APM main museum hangar, then installed new headers and new door track. The new hangar doors were rolled shut by the end of the day!

Saturday Aug 8th Along with continued progress on the getting the new hangar doors functioning, work to complete the installation of new metal on the gable end of the building was accomplished by Luke Pieper & Tim Verhoeven.

Plus Gary Van Farowe and Bob Tejchma finished the re-roofing of APM annex, a major undertaking!

Meanwhile Luverne Verhoeven was busy painting the 24th Fighter Sqd. Mess Hall as well as the porch/railing at the “Library of Flight”, while a crew worked on cleaning and prepping the Fly-Market for the Fly-in.

Get your Registrations In for the Fly-In

Posted in News | August 10, 2015

If you haven't already registered, take a few minutes now to get it done for the 2015 Fly-In. Speed up check-in at the field, and you get your picture here on the website for posterity!

There's plenty of time for you to send in your registration! Click here to register

1952 Cessna 195 N195MJ
Roald Lutz
Sandia Park, NM
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1940 Porterfield CP-65 NC25499
Charlie Slinger
Randolph, WI
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1927 Ford 4-AT-B C1077
Yellowstone Aviation
Jackson, WY
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1947 Stinson 108-1 N8713K
Charles Avon
Hohenwold, TN
1940 Taylorcraft BC85 N26658
Shannon Avon
Hohenwold, TN
2013 Hatz CB-1 N501P
Rick Hansen
Fox Lake, IL
(Jim Koepnick photo)
1930 Stearman 4E NC785H
Brian Aukes
Ankeny, IA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1941 Interstate S-1A Cadet
Lee Mattix
Independence, KS
(Charles E. “Chuck” Stewart photo)
1946 Luscombe 8A NC45504
Jim Zazas
Carthage, NC
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
2013 Cabin Ace SJ N486N
Steve McGuire
Ponca City, OK

Fly-In T-Shirt Designs

Posted in News | August 10, 2015

Here are the T-Shirt designs for the 2015 AAA/APM Fly-In, Join the AAA Record Breakers featuring Curtiss Robin and Stinson 108 Aircraft.

The Stinson shirts feature the Stinson 108 with authentic factory maroon and blue color schemes.

Northwest Antique Airplane Club Fly-In This Weekend at Scappoose, OR

Posted in News | August 10, 2015

The Northwest Antique Airplane Club (NWAAC) Fly-In is this coming Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15, at Scappoose, OR. Spaghetti Feed Friday evening. Saturday morning pancake breakfast, and show with live music all day on Saturday. The fly-in is presented with the Highway 30 Cruisers.

Check out the flyer for full details.

Cirigliano Restoration Update

Posted in Members | August 10, 2015

Mark Zilinsky of Naperville, IL sent an update on the Cirigliano project that he is working on:

The pictures are of Walt Bowe's Cirigliano that I've been working on.

The one of it assembled is basically all the parts that were left of the original airplane, the top wing is new and was crafted by Brian Meuser. I've been recreating the rest from a couple picture's Walt sent along with the parts.

The machine work on the OX-5 is complete and it's waiting for final assembly. Brian Stansberry has been working on the cowing and is doing an outstanding job! There are many more detailed pictures on my website See you at Blakesburg.


Terry Bowden's Curtiss Robin Confirmed for the Fly-In

Posted in News | July 31, 2015

Terry Bowden has confirmed that he'll be bringing his Challenger powered Curtiss Robin, one of our featured aircraft types, to the 2015 Fly-In!

There's plenty of time for you to send in your registration! Click here to register

2014 Hatz CB-1 N805RF
Kevin Conner
Collinsville, OK
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1948 Luscombe 11A Sedan NC1614B
D. Reid
Wichita, KS
1939 Luscombe 8A NC22091
Ron Shank
Greensburg, KS
1938 WACO EGC-8 NC2329
Dave Tyndall
Zachary, LA
1929 Curtiss C-1 Robin NR59H
Terry Bowden
Moody, TX
1941 Waco UPF-7 N32141
Dan Wilkins
Portland PA

Quilt Raffle at the AAA/APM Fly-In

Posted in Members | July 31, 2015

Thanks to the talents and generosity of Betty Whitson, the APM will hold a raffle during the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in for this custom quilt made up of past Fly-in T-shirts!

The quilt will be on display at the Michigan AAA Chapter Coffee House (on the porch of the Ground Loop Inn) every morning during the fly-in and tickets will be available at the Coffee House or the APM Gift Shop.

Proceeds from the raffle will go to the APM Roof Fund. More details to follow.

Betty Whitson & Denny Whitson show off Betty’s handiwork.

The back of the quilt

A close up view of the front of the quilt.

Applegate Fly-in Cancelled

Posted in News | July 31, 2015

Due to lots of rain this week, the Applegate Fly-In which was scheduled for this coming Sunday, August 2, is cancelled. The field and parking areas are just too wet. We'll see you at Blakesburg instead!

Windstorm at Antique Airfield, Request for Help Cleaning Up

Posted in News | July 24, 2015

A strong storm blew through Antique Airfield today, and AAA Director Brent Taylor called with an update.

Nobody was hurt and no airplanes were damaged, however trees are down around the airfield and there is damage to the roofing on several buildings. The internet antenna got blown down and lines are down, so currently Antique Airfield HQ is not reachable on email or phone.

If you can spare time on Saturday, Brent is asking for volunteers to come to the field Saturday morning for cleanup and repair, including tree and debris removal and roof repair.

Thank you to any volunteers who can help!

Runway Cinema at the 2015 Fly-In

Posted in News | July 22, 2015

APM Directors Steve Black and Aaron Klugherz, the purveyors of Antique Airfield's "Runway Cinema" program, are pleased to announce the schedule of aviation movies showing at the 2015 fly-in.

Join us nightly (8:30pm) at the APM Restoration Center for classic aviation movies shown outdoors under the stars. (Please access the Restoration Center via the east side of the Fly Market building.)

Wednesday September 2

This Island Earth

Prepare to blast off from planet Earth in one of the most popular classic science fiction films of all time! Atomic scientist Dr. Meacham is chosen, along with the gorgeous Dr. Adams, by the inhabitants of the planet Metaluna to do research that will help save their dying planet. However an evil scheme is uncovered by the suspecting Dr. Meacham when he discovers the Metalunan's plan to take over Earth.

As he and Dr. Adams make their escape by flying away in a Stinson 108, their aircraft is drawn up by a bright beam into a flying saucer. Will interstellar negotiation save the day or will the scientists be forced to take part in a treacherous battle to the death? The film was praised by critics for its special effects, well-written script and eye-popping color.

1955 Universal-International
Cast: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Lance Fuller, Russell Johnson
And Stinson 108-1 Voyager N97422

Thursday September 3

The Great Air Race

In 1934 air travel was ready for a new challenge. Self-made millionaire Sir MacPherson Robertson decided it was time to put £50,000 of his own money on the line – announcing an air race destined to revitalize the aviation industry - a 12,000 mile journey from London to Melbourne, Australia – testing pilot and plane alike, The Great Air Race tells the remarkable true story of many of the pioneering pilots from around the world who participated in this historical event.

Umbrella Entertainment 1990
Cast: Kirk Alexander, David Amett, Tristan Amiel, Duke Bannister, John Benton

Friday September 4

The Crowded Sky

A U.S. Navy jet piloted by Captain Dale Heath runs into trouble as soon as it is in the air. With both his radio and navigation system disabled, Heath has no way of knowing that he is on a collision course with a Douglas DC-7 commercial airliner full of passengers. A tense air traffic controller knows the sky is full of danger as the two aircraft hurtle toward disaster. There are only moments for the controller to find some way to communicate with the jet, and even less time for the pilots to react to the emergency. Film rights to the novel The Crowded Sky - written by a former US Navy flyer - were sold before it was even published.

1960 Warner Brothers
Cast: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr, Anne Francis, Keenan Wynn, Troy Donahue

Saturday September 5


Raised in the late 1920's in Marlow, Oklahoma, Pearl Carter Scott, a spunky 12 year old Pearl soars as she befriends world renowned pilot Wiley Post, which introduces her to a love for flying and to becoming the youngest pilot in American aviation history. Beautifully filmed, impeccably portrayed, "Pearl" features the aircraft of several Antique Airplane Association members, including a Curtiss Robin, Travel Air 4000, and New Standard.

2009 The Chickasaw Nation
Cast: Elijah DeJesus, Andrew Sensenig, Angela Gair, Cameron Rostami, Micah Hart, Paden Brown, Sean Cain, Isabel Archuletta, Tom H. Orr

Click for Original Movie Trailer