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2017 Fly-In T-shirt Design

Posted in News | August 07, 2017

Thanks to the efforts of Kim Claypool, the design for the 2017 AAA/APM Fly-in T-shirts is finished. They will be available at the APM Gift Shop, located just inside the Museum entrance.

The Gift Shop will be open daily during the fly-in for fly-in T-shirts, mugs, patches, books, and more. Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted.

  • 12am - 4pm Wed (Aug 30th)
  • 9am - 4pm Thurs. (Aug 31st) thru Sun. (Sept. 4th).

Pre-Registered Fly-In Aircraft 3

Posted in News | August 01, 2017

Here is the first set of pre-registered aircraft for the 2017 AAA/APM Fly-in, Back to Blakesburg and Back to Basics. You can register online or use the paper form.

Chad Pobanz's 1931 Waco QCF-2 from Illinois
(Gilles Auliard photo)
Paul Isakson's 1936 Taylor J-2 from Wisconsin
Paul Berge's 1946 Aeronca 7AC from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Matt Lovley's 1955 Piper PA-22/20 from Minnesota
Mark Lightsey's 2009 Hatz CB-1 from Tennessee
(Dave Miller photo)
Mike & Linda Latta's 1942 Interstate S-1A from Washington
(Jeff Jones/Alan Howell photo)
William Pyle's 1946 Luscombe 8A from Wisconsin
(AAA Archives)
Richard Kiser's 1948 Cessna 195 from Virginia
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
William Weyers' 1952 Cessna 170B from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Todd Harders' 1942 Boeing A75N-1 Stearman from Nebraska
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Travis Gregory's 1947 Aeronca 11BC, aka "Cousin Eddie" from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
David Gleiter's 1956 Cessna 180 from Kansas
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Ryan Lihs' 1929 Pitcairn PA-6 from Iowa
(Dave Swartz photo)
Ron Shank's 1939 Luscombe 8A from Kansas
(AAA Archives photo)
Dan Sokolowski's 1943 Boeing A75 Stearman from Iowa
(David Lahrman photo)
Greg Herrick's 1943 Fairchild PT-23 from Wyoming
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)

For those that might be interested in helping out with preparations for the Fly-in, we will be having work weekends every weekend in August ( 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, 26th & 27th). If you can come & help for a few hours, a day or even longer please let us know. Your help is always appreciated !!

Applegate Airport's 29th Annual (Watermelon) Fly-In Sunday August 6th

Posted in News | August 01, 2017

Applegate Airport is holding the 29th Annual Watermelon Fly-In at Queen City, Missouri on Sunday August 6. 1pm until dark. Grassroots flying at its best!

Bring your lawn chairs. Food serving begins at 1pm.

For questions, see the attached flyer.

Pre-Registered Fly-In Aircraft 2

Posted in News | August 01, 2017

Here is the second set of pre-registered aircraft for the 2017 AAA/APM Fly-in, Back to Blakesburg and Back to Basics. You can register online or use the paper form.

Richard Crawford's 1946 Aeronca 11AC from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Gary Greenland's 1946 Cessna 140 from PA
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jim Zazas' 1946 Luscombe 8A from North Carolina
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Stephen Craig's 1946 Luscombe 8A from Kansas
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
John Morrisey's 1946 Luscombe 8A from Missouri
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Boyt Young's 1946 Luscombe 8A from South Dakota
Tim Verhoeven's 1946 Stinson 108-1 from Minnesota
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Chad Hill's 1947 Aeronca 11BC from Nebraska
Shane Vande Voort's 1947 Cessna 120 from Iowa
(G.R.Dennis Price photo)
Craig Mataro's 1947 Luscombe 8A from Missouri
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jere Calef's 1948 Cessna 195 from California
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Sharon Tinkler's 1948 Luscombe 8F from Tennessee
(Paul Stevens photo)
Karl Reik's 1949 Stinson 108-3 from Kentucky
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jeff Sullens' 1948 Stinson 108-3 from Missouri
Karl von Kaenel's 1949 Ryan Navion from South Carolina
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Mark Singletary's 1949 Stinson 108-3 from Texas
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
John Penny's 1950 Bellanca 14-19 from Colorado Chris Rhoads' 1950 Piper PA-20 from Indiana
James Sheely's 1951 Cessna 170 from Indiana Byron Hubbard's 1952 Piper PA-22/20 from Texas
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Scott Burbank's 1954 Piper PA-22/20 from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Dennis McGinnis' 1955 Cessna 170B from Arizona
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
im Densmore's 1956 Cessna 180 from Colorado
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Ryan Krejci's 1958 Bellanca 14-19-2 from Minnesota
Mark & Mary White's 1999 Wittman W10 Tailwind from Florida
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jonathan Apfelbaum's 2004 Glastar from Colorado
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Robert Patrick's 2005 Waco Taperwing from Idaho Chuck Barth's 2011 Cowper Christy from Illinois
Steve McGuire's 2013 Corben Cabin Ace SJ from Oklahoma
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Bruce McElhoe's 2017 Bearhawk LSA from California

First set of pre-registered airplanes for Fly-In

Posted in News | July 27, 2017

Here is the first set of pre-registered aircraft for the 2017 AAA/APM Fly-in, Back to Blakesburg and Back to Basics. You can register online or use the paper form.

Addison Pemberton's 1931 Stearman 4DM, Spokane, Washington
(photo courtesy of Addison Pemberton)
Roger Gomoll's 1928 Travelair 4000 from Minnesota
(Dave Miller photo)
Chuck Doyle's 1931 Stinson Jr.S from Minnesota Larry Howard's (flown by Jay Pemberton) 1930 Laird LC-1B-300 from Spokane, Washington
Ben Scott's (flown by Larry Harmacinski) 1930 Stearman 4E from Nevada Ed Lachendro's 1932 Waco IBA from Wisconsin
John Swander's 1932 Waco UEC from Kansas
(Dave Miller photo)
Russell Williams' 1938 Ryan SCW from Washington
(Brent Taylor photo)
Ray Robinson's 1939 Aeronca 65-LA from Iowa
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jeff Womak's 1939 Fairchild 24 from Louisiana
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Jim Fisher's 1939 Luscombe 8C from Iowa
(Ben Taylor photo)
James Rettick's 1939 Piper J-3 Cub from Illinois
(David Lahrman photo)
Tim Scheer's 1939 Taylorcraft BF-50 from Iowa
(Dave Miller photo)
Frants Madsen's 1940 Aeronca 65CA from Arizona
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Bob Krueger's 1940 Aeronca 65-TC fom MN
(Marginal Aviation photo)
Charles Slinger's 1940 Porterfield CP-65 from Wisconsin
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
Walt Omiecinski's 1941 Interstate S-1A from Ohio Dan Wilkins' 1941 Waco UPF-7 from PA
(Dave Miller photo)
Craig Bair's 1942 Howard DGA-15P from South Dakota
(Dan McNeil photo)
Tom Murray's 1942 Ryan PT-22 from Illinois
(Gretchen Murray photo)
William Smith's 1945 Monocoupe 90al from PA
(G.R.Dennis Price photo)
Larry Hoppes' 1945 Aeronca 7AC from Indiana
Classic Aviation's 1946 Aeronca Champ from Iowa
(Brent Taylor photo)
Gary MacFarquhar's 1946 Aeronca 7BCM from Colorado
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)

Online Fly-In Registration is Open

Posted in News | July 26, 2017

If you haven't yet registered for the 2017 AAA/APM Fly-In, BTB Days, online registration is now open. You can use Paypal and your credit card to register, or if you prefer you can print and return the paper form.

Click to register

AAA/APM Fly-In has Begun

Posted in News | September 01, 2016

The AAA/APM fly-in has begun! The field has a few damp places from rain Tuesday, but it was was drying out rapidly Wednesday afternoon. Antique Airfield drains well and it will be good condition on Thursday, with a freshly rolled and mowed runway.

Aircraft arrivals are coming in with Wacos, Howards, Cubs, Champs, Stearmans and Luscombes. Three fellows flew out together from Cable Airport in red, white and blue Porterfields.

The weather forecast looks great for the rest of the weekend, sunny with highs in the low 80's. Come out and join us!

Fly-In Pre-Registration Is Closed

Posted in News | August 30, 2016

The AAA/APM fly-in starts Wednesday! Pre-registration is now closed, but you can still register on the spot at the airfield once the fly-in starts.

Last minute preparations are underway at Antique Airfield. The annual mowing party took place this past weekend to prepare the field. Rain showers and thunderstorms over the past few days hit Ottumwa but missed Blakesburg, so the field is in good condition for the fly-in.

Brian Meuser's Curtiss-Wright 12W First Flight

Posted in Members | August 28, 2016

Congratulations to owner and restorer Brian Meuser, and test pilot Jimmy Rollison (both AAA lifetime members) on the successful test flight of Brian's 1931 CW Travel Air 12W after an 8 year restoration. The 12W had not flown since 1949. Flight took place with no problems.

APM Work Weekend and Fly-In Preparations

Posted in News | August 28, 2016

Though the day started out less than ideal weather wise, we still had a good bunch of volunteers turn out last Saturday to help with more Fly-in preparations.

The main museum annex and hangar, along with the 24th Fighter Sqd Mess Hall and the Ground Loop Inn were the center of cleaning efforts and much was accomplished.

Powell Hall in the main museum annex now has all the displays moved back in and arranged due to the efforts of RLT. He was helped out greatly by Dan Quinn and Mark Flounders,

Mark & Lu Quinn also spent a great deal of time cleaning the displays in the rest of the annex.

Meanwhile the main museum hangar came in for a major cleaning due to the mess left from the installation of the new roof. Some displays were rearranged, all but four aircraft were given a bath (those four will get cleaned when the hangar is cleaned out for the vendors next week) and most of the floor was power wash/cleaned. Dakota Quinn, Jeff Claypool, Rick Gritters, Steve Black, Mark Robotti and Brent Taylor handled that project.

Over in the 24th Fighter Sqd Mess Hall, Aaron Klugherz & Ben Taylor were busy stripping the floor and prepping it for a new paint job.

Les "Sparky" Gaskill was seen attending to several electrical projects while Melody Esch & Jessica Fryer cleaned and set up the Ground Loop Inn in AAA HQ. They also helped Marcy Taylor with food preparations during the day and evening. This weekend is the annual "Mowing Party" to prepare Antique Airfield for the Fly-in.

(Steve Black photos)