Here are a couple of Spot tracker links that members have shared. Follow along on the trip to Blakesburg over the next few days.
Posted in Members | August 25, 2014
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 AntiqueAirfield.com 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.
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.
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.