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MASSEY AERODROME MD1 – THE AIRPORT IS OPEN TO AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC.
Updates and News are posted on Facebook (See Link in Menu: Above Right).
The Massey Air Museum IS OPEN for Self-Guided Tours, pick up a Tour Guide sheet in the lobby and feel free to ask questions (we may be working in the shop or outside). If the hangar entry doors are closed we will be glad to open them so you can also walk through the two community hangars. Although the DC-3 gets too hot on sunny days, we’ll open the airstairdoor for you if it’s cloudy. The An-2 is now open. If your group is the only one in the museum (most likely) at the time you may remove your mask. The museum is restricted to no more than 10 persons at a time (unlikely, so don’t worry). The MUSEUM IS AIR CONDITIONED.
View a 37 second promotional video of Massey Air Museum on the Kent County Youtube channel https://youtu.be/rvEWeDSorWY (Kent Co. MD Website: https://kentcounty.com/attractions ) The Kent County Office of Tourism Development did a superb job on the whole series of promotional videos – especially the Massey Air Museum! Thank You!
The Galena Lions Club Car Show was held on Sunday Nov. 8th. It was a very successful event again with 150 show cars & one 1956 Porsche-Diesel single cylinder tractor attending this year, also a very good turn-out of interesting airplanes.
MASSEY EVENT CANCELLATIONS:
20th Open Hangar Party & Fly-In (WAS Dec. 6th)
The An-2 biplane is now available for guests to enter after storing the massive skis in the rear fuselage instead of the cabin. Don Hooker had already converted movable stairs into proper steps.
See new DC-3 & An-2 photos @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey_aero/albums/72157715186894166 or Album in Photo Library (Link in Menu: Above Right).
Tony Bruno’s “Aviation History Museums” Blog has included Massey in the latest issue (#14) and he did a fantastic job (unsolicited!). Use it to plan your driving tour of local Air Museums. Thanks Tony, what a pleasant surprise!
The Antique Fly-In is ON for today, Saturday. Weather is improving and we are setting up for food and fun. Details here. PAAS Fly-In Director: Mike Strieter 301-440-5294. The airport number is 410-928-5270. We’ll likely be landing Runway 02 Left Traffic for easy egress off the runway, though we do have a taxiway on the west side. Careful for NORDO aircraft.
The sun came out early this year and attracted over 100 fly-in aircraft. Plenty of ham and turkey was prepared by the airport staff, while hors d’oeuvres and desserts trickled in throughout the day. Classic cars, classic aircraft, and even an autogyro made it out for another successful December event. Thanks to all who helped out, or just attended and had fun keeping grass roots aviation alive.
First Antique Fly-In at Massey – a resounding success!
45th Antique Fly-In of the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron.
Approx. 75 show & guest airplanes plus 1 helicopter attended. It was breezy with a cross wind but partly sunny with low humidity that made the temperature in the low 90’s feel almost comfortable. Six airplanes received awards and 3 past award winners also attended. John Machamer’s brand new restoration, a 1930 Davis D-1K received two awards and father & son Joe & Jason Flood each received an award. We look forward to John Machamer to receive the Gold Lindy this year at Oshkosh.
Also attending was Joe Kaminskas’ 1930 WACO RNF and Marlin Horst’s 1929 Fairchild 71, both past Horn Point award winners and both are also recipients of aviations highest Award for restoration: EAA VINTAGE ANTIQUE GRAND CHAMPION – Gold Lindy.
Gene Breiner’s 1936 Taylorcraft J-2 stole the show when he put on the single blade Everel propeller and flew numerous demonstration flights (a two blade propeller is used for ferry flights across the bay).
AWARDS at the 45th Antique Fly-In of the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron, held at Massey Aerodrome June 11th, 2016:
Antique Sweepstakes: NC1584 1930 Davis D-1K, John Machamer
PAAS Presidents Award: NC1584 1030 Davis D-1K, John Machamer Gettysburg PA.
Antique Grand Champion: NC23927 1939 Aeronca Chief, Joe Flood
Best Custom Built: N907MG 1999 Pitts S1S, Jason Flood Franklinville NJ.
Classic Grand Champion: N195RA 1953 Cessna 195B, Ray Franke Bath PA.
Contemporary Grand Champion: N7258A 1956 Cessna C-172, Michael Meyers, Owings MD.
Military Grand Champion: N79731 1944 Piper L-4, Paul Smith, Mt. Airy MD.
AAA HQ Award: NC16745 1036 Taylor J-2, Eugene Breiner Newville PA