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Homepage Announcement – Highlight

FORMAL MUSEUM HOURS: 11AM-5PM, Tues. thru Sunday

(Call ahead for Monday or before & after hours – we’re usually here!).

  • The 47th Antique Fly-In of the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron (PAAS) was held on June 9th. Retiring Fly-In Director, Mike Streiter, welcomed Gretta Thorwarth as the new Fly-In Director for next year. John Machamer of Gettysburg, PA received a bottle of Chandelle Winery Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc as the Massey “Choice” Award for his beautiful one of a kind 1930 DAVIS D-1K. 
  • VSA Glider Weekend had good weather Fri & Sat. – Thanks to everyone who came out. Kristin Farry debuted her beautiful newly restored Schweizer SGS 1-26D (the original Prototype) Restored by K & L Soaring. See Photo Library Album: 2018 Vintage Sailplane Rally @ Massey Aerodrome.
  • To help with events or any museum projects, see the volunteer info here.
  • NOTE New day & time! EAA Chapter 1536 meets at Massey Aerodrome on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. EAA next mtg.:  October 8th
  • You can help support the Massey Air Museum, Inc. when you buy on Amazon Smile (@ No cost or obligation to you). See details here.
  • SPACE AVAILABLE in Community Hangars, Call John @ 410-928-5270.

Homepage Announcement – Special

 

Highlights

Biplane rides will be available two weekends per month (in season) and glider rides anytime (weather permitting with reservation). See Events Calendar below or click here: Biplane Ride Dates

BIPLANE Rides in a 1944 Open Cockpit WWII Stearman trainer: Contact Nick Mirales @ 410-535-4136 or Email: Flyingfun@biplaneairtours.com; Website: www.biplaneairtours.com

GLIDER Rides: Contact Bob Dierker at: 410-699-1697, or at the airport.

Hangar Party 2016

2016 Open Hangar Party

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.


Antique Fly-In 2016

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
    Gettysburg PA.
  • PAAS Presidents Award: NC1584 1030 Davis D-1K, John Machamer Gettysburg PA.
  • Antique Grand Champion: NC23927 1939 Aeronca Chief, Joe Flood
    Franklinville NJ.
  • 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
2016 Double Award Winner: Antique Sweepstakes & PAAS Presidents Award N158Y 1930 DAVIS D-1K, JOHN K. MACHAMER, GETTYSBURG, PA – NEW RESTORATION! Kinner K-5 Five-cylinder, air-cooled, radial 372.4 cu in (Power output: 100hp at 1,810 rpm max/70hp at 1,650 rpm cruise) Compression ratio: 5.0:1.
N859V 1930 WACO RNF, JOSEPH R. KAMINSKAS, BIGLERVILLE, PA
Military Grand Champion: N79731 1944 Piper L-4 Paul Smith Mt. Airy MD
Best Custom Built: N907MG 1999 Pitts S1S Jason Flood Franklinville NJ
N9708 1929 FAIRCHILD 71, Marlin Horst, Bird In Hand, PA
Antique Grand Champion: NC23927 1939 Aeronca Chief, Joe Flood, Franklinville NJ
Classic Grand Champion: N195RA 1953 Cessna 195B Ray Franke Bath PA Military Grand Champion: N79731 1944 Piper L-4 Paul Smith Mt. Airy MD
AAA HQ Award: NC16745 1036 Taylor J-2 Gene Breiner Newville PA