Massey Library Program Instructions

Welcome to the Library of the Massey Air Museum!

Our Lending Library is available exclusively to members of the Massey Air Museum. It’s easy to search online our library of over 1800 aviation related books.

Click here to search:


Unfortunately, we cannot ship books, so you will need to pick up and drop off at the airport.

Once you find a book, you can place it on hold. Jot down the TItle and Category number and bring it to Massey where someone will help you check out the book.

To place a book on hold, you will need a password. You can request the password by emailing or You must be a member to get a password.

QUICK SEARCH: Enter the book title or author name.

ADVANCE SEARCH: Click Down Arrow (on right) > Advanced Search.


All our books are labeled and shelved by Category & Number:

Major Categories (and # of books):

    • Pioneers (53)
    • World War 1 (49)
    • Interwar Years (128)
    • World War 2 (526)
    • General Aviation (49)
    • Commercial Aviation (75)
    • Cold War (72)
    • Biography (11)
    • Manufacturers (112)
    • Encyclopedia/Reference (119)
    • Rotary Wing – RW (26)
    • Space (21)
    • Instructional (171)
    • Misc (152)
    • Fiction (72)

Sub Categories:

    • Cold War Korea (CWK)
    • Cold War Vietnam (CWV)
    • Misc Air Force (MIA)
    • Misc Navy (MIN)
    • Misc Marines (MIM)

Amazon Smile helps the museum

You can help Massey Air Museum, Inc. when you buy on Amazon by starting at Amazon Smile. When you shop at Amazon Smile they will give 0.5% of your purchase price to your selected charity. Just start at instead of and select Massey Air Museum, Inc. as your charity. Your Amazon price remains the same. (Add Amazon Smile to your Favorites). Did you know that it’s easy to switch from regular Amazon to Amazon Smile at any time even if you forget to start at Amazon Smile? Just paste the URL address window. Click on your “Cart” – Your order will be there. (It will be necessary for you to have previously chosen Massey Air Museum as your charity.) It’s easy to forget to choose Amazon Smile if you do a lot of browsing (like me), but just as easy to switch.

Homepage Announcement – Highlight

MASSEY AERODROME MD1 – THE AIRPORT  IS OPEN TO AIRCRAFT – But Pilots are responsible for following all NOTAMS. — Presidential Flight Restriction TFRs affecting Massey will be posted by the FAA on short notice. Pilots must check NOTAMS for actual TFR status and time. Link > Type: VIP
Let’s call the 49th Antique Fly-In (Sat. 6/12) a “Triumph Over Adversity” – adversity in the form of weather & weather forecasts. Thanks to the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron for putting on this event and everyone that volunteers and, of course, all the pilots that showed up despite the discouraging view out their windows when they woke up Saturday morning. Photos and details to follow on our Facebook page in a day or so (See Link above/right).
Updates and Current News are also posted on Facebook (See Link in Menu: Above Right). If no answer at 410-928-5270: Call Bill @ 610-676-0198. I SCREEN CALLS, so call twice.
The Massey Air Museum is OPEN for Self-Guided Tours, pick up a Tour Guide sheet in the lobby. Feel free to ask questions (if you don’t see us, 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 can get hot on sunny summer days, we will open the airstair door for you to go inside when it’s temperate. The An-2 is also open to tour. Masks are required for NON-VACCINATED persons ONLY. Museum Hours: 11 AM to 5 PM every day. – Calling ahead is recommended.


The An-2 biplane is open for visitors to enter. Don Hooker has converted movable stairs into proper steps. This Russian airplane is currently the largest single engine biplane type in the world. Donated to Massey by Mike Macario in honor of his mother, Kate Macario.
To help with future events or any museum projects, see the volunteer info here.


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.

Visit us on FACEBOOK – Use Link in the Menu to see our latest Posts or click




Tony Bruno’s “Aviation History Museums” Blog has included Massey in the latest issue (#14) and he did a fantastic job . Use it to plan your driving tour of local Air Museums.  Link to Tony’s Home Page:
View a short (5 min) video about the creation of Massey Aerodrome narrated by John Williamson @  
View videos of flying to Massey @  Or go to YouTube and search: “Massey Aerodrome”  “Massey Air Museum” & “Explore Maryland By Air”

Homepage Announcement – Special



Biplane rides will be available at Massey from May through October 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:; Website:

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.
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