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Steven Roth's Spot Tracker Enroute to Antique Airfield

Posted in Members | August 27, 2013

Steve Roth will be heading out from Madison, Virginia on Tuesday morning in his Swift, stopping over in Clinton, IA for a visit with friends, and then heading into Antique Airfield Friday. He's shared his Spot Tracker link. How about yours?

Jim Moss' Gee Bee QED Video

Posted in Members | August 26, 2013

Fly-In Attendees: Bring Your GoPro Video Cameras and Spot Trackers!

Posted in News | August 26, 2013

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 vids throughout the fall and winter for everybody's enjoyment. So contribute your video and be featured on and Facebook!

Here's the SPOT tracker link for Russell Williams, flying in from Seattle, WA and already en-route.

Example of GoPro video from Antique Airfield:

First Engine Run for Mark Schaufhausan's Bucker Restored by Ryan Pemberton

Posted in Members | August 26, 2013

Ryan Pemberton, Spokane, WA, has performed the first engine run and taxi tests on Mark Schaufhausan's BU-131 Jungman that Ryan's been restoring for the past 1.5 years. The first flight is coming up soon. Ryan also installed the Kribiss 180 Lyc engine conversion on the airplane. This airplane was owned by Mira Slovak and Ernie Gann.

Fly-in Pre-Registration Is Closed

Posted in News | August 26, 2013

Fly-In Pre-registration is now closed, but never fear you can still register at the field if you didn't do it in advance. Check out all of the pre-registrations for which we have photos. See you on Wednesday! The first attendees have already started arriving as of this past weekend.

1941 Aeronca 65CA N34526
Johnny Parker
Murray, KY
1929 Command-Aire 5C3 NC997E
Bob Lock
Polk City, FL
(Gilles Auliard photo)
1979 Steen Skybolt N44AD
Mike Rosman
Eagle, WI
(G.R. Dennis Price photo)
1939 Luscombe 8A NC25147
Alan Abell
Elgin, IL
1993 Cygnet SF-2A N4215G
Michael Hargrave
Marshalltown, IA
(Brent Taylor photo)

Oldest Flying Piet At the Blakesburg Fly-In

Posted in Members | August 26, 2013

Rob Bach, Burlington, WI writes:

The oldest flying Piet was at the very first AAA fly in. Now owned by Frank Pavliga, I'll be flying it to Blakesburg on Wednesday.

Well, I'll start on Wednesday and we'll see how far I get...


AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in Just a Week Away!

Posted in News | August 22, 2013

With the start of the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in just a week away, plans for the various activities which will happen during and as part of the event are being firmed up. So besides the usual activities of visiting the museum, meeting with old and new friends, Type Club and AAA chapter meetings, checking out the Fly-market, coffee at the Dave Warren Coffee House in the AM, arrivals & flying of antique, classic, warbird, neo-classic & homebuilt aircraft etc., there are other events and activities planned that our attendees may be interested in:

So here's a "Readers Digest" version of what to see and do during the AAA/APM Fly-in. Of course due to weather and other factors this schedule may be amended or changed at a moment's notice, so make sure to check the official program at the registration desk.

Wednesday Aug 28th

Thursday Aug 29th

  • Pilot's Pub open in the evening
  • Jimmie Allen Air Race practice at Sundown (weather & wind permitting)
  • Runway Cinema to feature the film "The Bridges of Toko Ri"

Friday Aug 30th

  • USPS sanctioned Airmail Flight, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the AAA, from Antique Airfield to Ottumwa, IA , Oskaloosa, IA and return, featuring aircraft that attended the first AAA Fly-ins (1954-1957) and Stearmans originally stationed at Ottumwa NAS
  • A wedding!
  • Pie & ice cream courtesy the Blakesburg Historical Society
  • Pilot's Pub open in the evening
  • Jimmie Allen Air Race practice at Sundown (weather & wind permitting)
  • AAA 60th Anniversary Celebration featuring movies and slides of the early days of the AAA, a special presentation by AAA National Director Paul Berge and some words from AAA Founder & President Robert Taylor. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday Aug 31st

  • Autograph session with well known aviation author John Swick on patio of Ground Loop Inn
  • Pie & ice cream courtesy the Blakesburg Historical Society
  • Ladies Love Taildraggers meeting/happy hour
  • Pilot's Pub open in the evening Hawaiian Shirt night!
  • Jimmie Allen Air Race at Sundown (weather & wind permitting)
  • National Air Tour reunion dinner Sat evening
  • Luscombe dinner Sat evening
  • Runway Cinema to feature the film "The McConnell Story"

Sunday Sep 1st

  • Memorial "Gone West" service and missing man formation in the morning.
  • Pilot’s Pub open in the evening
  • Annual "Gone Home" awards meeting hosted by AAA National Director Paul Berge

Fly-In Pre-Registration Almost Closed

Posted in News | August 22, 2013

This Friday will be the last day for online pre-registrations for the fly-in. After Friday you'll have to fill out the form by hand during registration if you didn't already register online or via snail (paper) mail. Save some time, register online now if you haven't already and are planning on attending, with the added bonus that a picture of your antique or classic and your name are immortalized here on Antique Airfield.

Here are the latest pre-registrations:

1950 Cessna 195 N9883A
Larry Nelson
Springfield, MO
L-5 Stinson N3232S
Forrest B. Wood
Cookson, Oklahoma
1937 Waco YKS-7 NC17457
Scott Johansson
St. Charles, MO
1943 Taylorcraft L2M N46112
Gene Lockwood
Glencoe, OK
(G.R.Dennis Price photo)

Annual Mowing Party This Coming Weekend

Posted in News | August 20, 2013

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 28th

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 24th & 25th) 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.

The mowing crew from 2008

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

A big "Thank You" to all of those who have been able to come and help over the past several weekends. That list includes; Rick Gritters, Les Gaskill, Ken Marth, Luke Pieper, Gary Lust, Dan & Dakota Quinn, Nick & Diane Hildreth, Mike Hargrave, Eric Fritz, Aaron Klugherz, APM Director Jim Jones, APM Director Mark Lancaster, APM Director Mark Robotti, APM President Mike Gretz, Doris Gretz, Ben Taylor & especially Marcy Taylor for keeping us all fed and watered.

Eric Fritz and Ken Marth

Dan Quinn & Mike Hargrave

Nick & Diane Hildreth

Mark Lancaster, Luke Pieper, Marcy Taylor & Aaron Klugherz

Rick Gritters

Dixie Magneto Repair Video

Posted in Members | August 20, 2013

John Gaertner at Blue Swallow Aircraft has made a video of how he repaired two Dixie magnetos.