Featuring Curtiss Robin and Stinson 108 Aircraft
AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In, September 2-7 2015
Over the past 60+ years the Antique Airplane Association has had many
members whose accomplishments and flights were officially recognized
by the National Aeronautics Association (NAA) and/or the Fédération
Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) as record flights. That list
includes such famous names as Benny Howard, E.M. "Matty" Laird,
Gen. Benjamin S. Kelsey, Duane Wallace, Kenneth Hunter and others. The
Board of Directors of the Antique Airplane Association & the Air Power
Museum are therefore excited to announce that the 2015 AAA-APM
Invitational Fly-In at Antique Airfield (September 2nd – 7th, 2015)
will honor those record setting airplanes and their pilots with our
"Join the AAA Record Breakers" fly-in theme.
To make the "Record Breakers" theme really come alive, we will be
sending out personal invitations to all AAA members who currently own
and fly antique, classic & neo-classic aircraft which were record
holding aircraft, be it altitude, speed, endurance etc, or a
representative type. At present we are in the process of identifying
those airplanes fitting that description but already have two Curtiss
Robins (one of which is a famous endurance record holder while the
other was the refueling plane on four different endurance flights)
promising to attend.
But what will make this event really special, is the opportunity for
any AAA member in any pre-1956 aircraft (with a standard airworthiness
certificate) to "Join the AAA Record Breakers". In cooperation with
the NAA, any AAA member that wishes, can apply for (with the
appropriate paperwork and fee to the NAA) a
Sporting Performances license
and set a
point-to-point performance record from their home base to Antique
Airfield (if at least 50nm from IA27).
Of course we're planning special recognition for those
participating. From getting the checkered flag as they land (via our
ATC Flagmen), to a special paddock where the official paperwork will
be signed and photos taken, all are part of what's in store for those
that choose to participate. We're hopeful that representatives from
the NAA will be on hand as well, to act as the official observers of
We're also happy to announce that the two featured aircraft for this
year's 2015 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in will be the Curtiss Robin and
Stinson 108 series of aircraft. The Curtiss Robin of course is
representative of the "Record Breaking" aircraft theme and will help
us commemorate this colorful era of aviation history, while the
Stinson 108 is representative of one the most successful post-war
aircraft produced. As well, we certainly hope that some of the Stinson
108 owners will participate in becoming an "AAA Record Breaker" too.
As you can tell, we're excited about this unique opportunity to
commemorate those record breaking airplanes and pilots of the past.
We hope you will be able to join us in 2015 for this "Record Breaking"