The MAPS Air Museum is an aviation museum in North Canton, Ohio, United States.[1] Run by the Military Aviation Preservation Society, it is located off SR241 on the west side of the Akron-Canton Regional Airport.[1]

MAPS Air Museum
MAPS Air Museum entrance.jpg
Entrance to the museum
MAPS Air Museum is located in Ohio
MAPS Air Museum
Location within Ohio
Established1990
LocationNorth Canton, Ohio
Coordinates40°55′1″N 81°27′16″W / 40.91694°N 81.45444°W / 40.91694; -81.45444
TypeAviation museum
Executive directorKim Kovesci
CuratorJim Cameron
Websitewww.mapsairmuseum.org

The museum holds more than 50 aircraft,[2], most on loan from the U.S. Air Force or Navy for restoration. It also has two aircraft from the Goodyear Rubber Company. The aircraft are displayed in a former U.S. Air National Guard hangar and on an adjacent tarmac.

Its collection of rare artifacts includes the gondola from the "Spirit of Akron", a Goodyear blimp.

The museum's Gallery of Heroes room holds detailed models and period items from wars. Various displays highlight Pearl Harbor (artifacts include a piece of the battleship Arizona), The Tuskegee Airmen, Rosie the Riveter, and include items on loan from members of the museum and community who fought in wars.

Louise Timken Aviation Library

The museum's library maintains and preserves institutional records and collects, preserves, and makes available images, literature, manuscripts, memoirs, diaries, books, and oral histories relating to military history. The library collection is open to the public with admission to the museum. Members may check books out.

HistoryEdit

The museum was founded in 1990. A partnership was formed with David Tallichet, in which planes from his Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation would be leased to museum. The museum opened to the public in 1995. In 2000, the first air show was held at the museum. Although initially housed in the National Guard Maintenance Building on the west side of the airport, the museum was given a lease to use the nearby former Chautauqua Airlines hangar in 2001.[3]

In October 2018, thieves stole helmets, goggles, oxygen masks, helicopter controls and other items from the museum. Two 17-year-olds were arrested on theft charges two weeks later.[4]

Aircraft in collectionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MAPS Air Museum". visitcantonstark.com, Canton Stark County, USA. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "MAPS Air Museum | Museum Day | Smithsonian". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  3. ^ "History of the Military Aviation Preservation Society". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  4. ^ Armon, Rick. "Two males arrested, accused of stealing 'irreplaceable' items from MAPS Air Museum". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Schultz, Ronald (16 November 2018). "MAPS AIR MUSEUM AIRCRAFT INVENTORY". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Mikoyan Gurevich-Aero S-106 Fishbed-C (NATO), s/n 0301 CVL, c/n 560301". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  7. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "BECKER RB-1 "SNOWBIRD"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  8. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "BEECHCRAFT SNB-5 "EXPEDITOR"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  9. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "BELL AH-1G "COBRA"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  10. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "BELL OH-58A "KIOWA"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  11. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "CESSNA T-37A "TWEET" (WHITE)". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  12. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "CESSNA T-37B "TWEET" (WHITE/BLUE)". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  13. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "CONVAIR F-102A "DELTA DAGGER"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  14. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "DOUGLAS A-4A "SKYHAWK"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  15. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "DOUGLAS A-26C "INVADER"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  16. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "DOUGLAS C-47B "SKYTRAIN" OR "GOONEY BIRD"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  17. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "FAIRCHILD PT-19 "CORNELL"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  18. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "GOODYEAR GA-22A "DRAKE"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  19. ^ Baugher, Joe (21 June 2018). "US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos Third Series (70188 to 80258)". JoeBaugher.com. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  20. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "GRUMMAN F-9F "COUGAR"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  21. ^ "F9F-8P Cougar Restoration". VFP62.com. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  22. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "GRUMMAN F-11F "TIGER"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  23. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "GRUMMAN F-14B "TOMCAT"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  24. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "GRUMMAN S-2F "TRACKER"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  25. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "LOCKHEED T-33 "SHOOTING STAR"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  26. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "LTV A-7E "CORSAIR II"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  27. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "MARTIN B-26 "MARAUDER"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  28. ^ Elliot, Dave (10 January 2018). "MARTIN GLIDER". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  29. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4S "PHANTOM"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  30. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "MCDONNELL F-101F "VOODOO"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  31. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "NORTH AMERICAN F-86A "SABRE"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  32. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "NORTH AMERICAN F-86D/L "SABREDOG"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  33. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "NORTH AMERICAN F-100D "SUPER SABRE"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  34. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "NORTH AMERICAN T-28 "TROJAN"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  35. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "MIKOYAN-GUREVICH MIG-17 "FRESCO"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  36. ^ "LIM-6 (Polish-build Mig-17)". Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  37. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "REPUBLIC F-84F "THUNDERSTREAK"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  38. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "REPUBLIC F-105 "THUNDERCHIEF" OR "THUD"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  39. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "RYAN L-17B "NAVION"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  40. ^ Folkerth, Kathleen (3 April 2008). "Bath man's WW I-era airplane on display at MAPS Air Museum". Akron.com. Leader Publications. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  41. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "VULTEE BT-13 "VALIANT"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  42. ^ Elliott, Dave (10 January 2018). "US AIRCRAFT A-67 "DRAGON"". MAPS Air Museum. Retrieved 9 December 2018.

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Coordinates: 40°55′01″N 81°27′16″W / 40.916902°N 81.454504°W / 40.916902; -81.454504