MAPS Air Museum

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

Overview[edit]

The museum displays aircraft in a former US Air National Guard hangar. The museum currently has over 47 aircraft and a collection of rare artifacts, including:A-4A Blue Angel, C-47 Skytrain, Mig-17, F-14 Tomcat, F-84, F-100D, B-26 Marauder, F-4 Phantom, S-2 Tracker, C-37 Tweet, Vought Corsair 2, F-11 Tiger, as well as two aircraft from the Goodyear Rubber Company located in Akron.

The museum has the Gondola from the "Spirt of Akron" a Goodyear blimp on display in the hangar. The museum also has three helicopters, two of which are on display for visitors to see. The helicopters on display, a Kiowa and a Cobra (both manufactured by Bell Helicopter), fought in the Vietnam war.[citation needed] Most of the aircraft are on loan from the US Airforce or Navy for restoration purposes.

The Gallery of Heroes

The museum also has a display room with detailed models and period items from wars. This area, dubbed the "Gallery of Heroes", has displays on Pearl Harbor, which includes a piece of the Battleship Arizona, The Tuskegee Airmen, Rosie the Riveter, and other displays of members of the museum and community that fought in wars and have loaned their items to the museum to be put on display.

Events[edit]

The museum hosts various events during the summer season. MAPS hosts organizations that fly in aircraft and sell rides.

See also[edit]

Reference's[edit]

  1. ^ "MAPS Air Museum". Canton Stark County, USA. Retrieved August 8, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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